ABA ROLI Intern, Countering Violent Extremism

  • Internship, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 10 December 2018

Job Description

ABA ROLI seeks an intern to work in a six-month unpaid position focused on research and program analysis related to the rule of law and countering violent extremism / counterterrorism. We seek applicants with, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or another field related to these issues; excellent writing and critical reading skills for social science and policy analysis; demonstrable knowledge and grasp of current research trends and gaps in this field; and/or demonstrable knowledge about the US Government’s approaches to addressing terrorism/violent extremism occurring in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and/or Central and Eastern Europe. Quantitative data analysis skills are a plus. The candidate will report to ABA ROLI’s CVE Advisor in the Research, Evaluation, and Learning Division and must thrive working individually and in small teams.

Interns for ABA ROLI will work with program staff of their assigned division to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues. Although this is an unpaid position, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day
  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court, and Library of Congress
  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers


Please include a resume and cover letter in your application with your estimated availability. Please list any foreign language proficiencies in your resume and state in your cover letter why you believe that you are qualified for this position. Finalists will be required to provide a writing sample. Send all applications to jobs@americanbar.org.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in more than 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups.

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