ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve. 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working remotely (with the potential for in-person in New York when possible) and reporting to the Senior Legal Officer, the intern will support PILnet’s pro bono clearinghouse work by connecting nonprofit organizations around the world with global law firms.

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Supporting PILnet’s Global Clearinghouse operations by corresponding by emails and in video and phone calls with NGOs to understand their legal needs, drafting descriptions of legal needs, and identifying law firms within PILnet’s network who can provide pro bono support; 
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Senior Legal Officer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or postgraduate student in law, political science, international relations, or related field
  • Interest in public interest law, social justice, and human rights
  • Some work experience in human rights, social justice, or public interest law plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The duration of the internship is 3-6 months; hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to recruitment@pilnet.org by May 15. Interviews would be conducted by the end of May.

The  cover letter should describe your interest to intern at PILnet and include relevant theoretical and/or practical experience, as well as the specific time period of your proposed internship. Your letter should also make clear your understanding that the internship is non-remunerated. Please include contact information for at least two persons who would be able to comment on your potential to undertake a successful internship experience with PILnet.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.  

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working remotely and reporting to the Senior Legal Officer in New York, the intern will support the Eurasia Program by working with nonprofit organizations in Eurasia and global law firms.

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Supporting PILnet’s Eurasia Clearinghouse operations by working with CSOs to understand their legal needs, drafting descriptions of legal needs, and identifying law firms within PILnet’s network who can provide pro bono support;
  • Helping to organize related events such as workshops, trainings, and roundtables  
  • Helping to compile project updates and newsletters for PILnet and its partners;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Senior Legal Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or postgraduate student in law, political science, international relations, or related field
  • Interest in public interest law, social justice, and human rights
  • Some work experience in human rights, social justice, public interest law is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in Russian and English 

The duration of the internship is  3-6 months; hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to recruitment@pilnet.org by May 15. Interviews would be conducted in the second part of May.

The cover letter should describe your interest to intern at PILnet and include relevant theoretical and/or practical experience, as well as the specific time period of your proposed internship. Your letter should also make clear your understanding that the internship is non-remunerated. Please include contact information for at least two persons who would be able to comment on your potential to undertake a successful internship experience with PILnet.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in New York City and reporting to the Director of Development and Communications, the intern will support the development team to carry out tasks and participate in the workflow processes related to  fundraising, tracking, and promoting the financial support of corporate and individual donors as well as foundation and government grants for PILnet. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the fundraising, operations, and programs at a global NGO.               

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Researching donor organizations and grant opportunities in line with PILnet’s objectives and priorities
  • Reviewing grant proposal and report materials and helping to prepare them for final submission
  • Assisting with tracking and acknowledgement procedures for donations from corporate sponsors, individual donors, and board members
  • Providing fundraising and other miscellaneous support for PILnet’s Annual Global Forum (to be held virtually in 2021)
  • Working with the communications team to develop various materials
  • Supporting data entry and management
  • Other tasks as requested by the Director

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduates in public administration, global affairs, international relations, or related field
  • Work experience in nonprofit is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other databases is strongly preferred. 

This internship will be remote/work from home, with preference for candidates based in NYC

The duration of the internship should ideally be 3-6 months, beginning June 1, hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to recruitment@pilnet.org by April 30. Interviews would be conducted in April and May.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.  

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all.

PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public and private lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve. PILnet not only obtains high-quality, free legal assistance for civil society organizations when they urgently need it but also helps organizations to capitalize on the full range of specialized legal expertise that can be provided by corporate lawyers, including against ongoing, or even yet-to-be-determined, challenges.

Description

PILnet is hiring a senior program officer to manage the design and implementation of a fellowship program for legal professionals from China. Called the Public Interest Law Innovators Fellowship, the program will offer legal professionals with a focus or interest in public interest law an opportunity to learn both online and in person, where possible, about the history of public interest law and techniques and approaches for its application today. Under the supervision of the Executive and Deputy Directors, the Senior Program Officer will apply their technical skills, education, and experience to ensure the successful and timely design and implementation of the program. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Draft a work plan and task lists related to the design and implementation of the public interest law fellowship program
  • Manage and coordinate the design of the fellowship program, including an online and in person course curriculum, in close collaboration with a team including the Executive Director, legal officers, and program and administrative staff from across the organization
  • Work closely with both staff and external actors, such as pro bono lawyers and NGO partners, to manage the process of creating high-quality online course content, such as a syllabus, written materials, video content, and interactive lecture and discussion outlines
  • Coordinate effectively with the organization’s technology staff to ensure the smooth delivery of the online course content to participants
  • Manage the process to identify, invite, vet, and onboard fellows to participate in the program, in coordination with a local law school partner
  • Manage a process to provide translation services to participants as needed
  • Monitor, evaluate, and draft extensive reports for continuous improvement of program and to funders

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration, or related field. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a law degree. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Proficiency or fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin) required
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience, including in corporate law, legal nonprofit, or public interest law field, and/or a graduate degree in a relevant field in combination with relevant experience
  • Strong interest in public interest law, social justice, and human rights
  • Knowledge of the legal landscape of East Asia as it relates to public interest law, access to justice, and pro bono
  • Experience working inside China and/or with the Chinese public interest law community.
  • Project management experience and a record of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage competing priorities with professionalism and flexibility.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to present effectively and persuasively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff and partners at all levels
  • Working knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics; experience with U.S. government funding reporting strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.) and Google Apps
  • Presently authorized to work in the United States

To Apply

All hiring will occur remotely. This position will be remote for the foreseeable future, until conditions allow in-person working in our New York City office.

Please send a brief resume and cover letter in English, and if available, in Chinese, to recruitment@pilnet.org

Only applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.