Summer Internship at The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) [closing 08.02.2021]

Страна: Канада;

Город: Halifax

Добавлена: 15.01.2021

Работодатель: The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)

Тип: Internship;

Для кого: For researchers;


The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), an international human rights organisation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will host up to four interns for the summer of 2021. The position will involve a range of substantive legal work in areas such as freedom of expression, media law, digital rights and access to information.

CLD provides expert legal services on foundational rights for democracy for the support and promotion of these rights around the world. Select recent projects include:

    • Supporting Myanmar’s democratic transition, including by fostering the development of a robust and independent media sector and the drafting of new laws governing broadcasting, digital speech and access to information.
    • Supporting strategic litigation in various countries to establish stronger standards of respect for freedom of expression.
    • Developing innovative new tools to assess implementation of access to information laws as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Providing expert input into law reform processes in a range of countries, such as Jordan, Samoa, Vietnam and Nepal.
    • Campaigning against global threats to digital rights, such as mass surveillance, content restrictions, Internet shutdowns and efforts to undermine encryption and digital security.
    • Providing training and support to journalists, lawyers, judges and activists in countries around the world on media law and human rights issues.
    • Maintaining a comprehensive rating of the strength of access to information laws globally (

We ask interns to commit to at least three months full-time work during the months of May to August. We normally ask interns to be based in our office in Halifax, since we believe being with us in-person provides a richer all-round experience for interns. However, given the ongoing pandemic, we will select interns on a competitive basis and, where necessitated by travel restrictions or other pandemic-related restrictions, accommodate remote internships. These positions are unpaid and we encourage prospective interns to seek funding from their law schools or other sources.

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