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Junior Lawyers

Junior Lawyer Fellowships

If you are a junior lawyer, a law student or a recent graduate you can apply for our Legal Fellowship Programme. We select legal fellows every four months to work with us on client cases, projects, and research. 

A Legal Fellowship at ILP provides a great opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience in the NGO sector, knowledge and awareness of the issues facing our clients, developing their research and client skills, and getting exposed to how lawyers can engage in international pro bono work. 

"When I applied for this internship I was excited to learn about how laws and policies interact in the international sphere. I was also excited about the possibility of mentorship from seasoned professionals within the organisation. During my time at ILP, I have improved my research and analytical skills. Thanks to my supervisor, I also participated in capacity building activities that taught me presentation and communication skills. I assisted my supervisor by preparing a policy brief for publication. I am grateful for the opportunity for this exposure, professional growth and development. I have now been offered a permanent job with an American international development organisation."

- Michelle Ogutu, Legal Fellow 2022

"As a legal fellow, I found myself surrounded by leading experts dedicated to mentoring me and preparing me for a successful career. I was assigned tasks that challenged me, such as researching technical aspects of the law and drafting documents. This enabled me to put my skills to the test in the real world. I found the complexity of working around different jurisdictions made the work academically stimulating and rewarding. Working at ILP has given me a broader awareness of global challenges and has shown me how truly invaluable CSOs and pro bono lawyers are to society."

- Shaana Sangar, Legal Fellow 2020

At every stage of the projects carried out, I felt like my input was valued and that I was truly making a difference. This gave me the opportunity to take control of my development and learning, boost my CV, and I felt personally accountable for the work done. In addition, I also enjoyed the varied nature of the work done at the organisation; no two projects were the same, so I truly felt like I was learning something new every single day. This, combined with the infectious enthusiasm of the team, meant that there was never a dull day in the office!”

- Quin Pau,  2019 ILP Legal Fellow.

How to apply:


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For more information please read our fellowship information pack 


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