Location: Arlington, VA
SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL
Date Posted: 07/13/2015
Job Type: INTERNSHIP – Unpaid
Practice Areas: Children’s Rights, Human Rights, Juvenile Issues, Women’s Rights
POSITION OVERVIEW: Since 2011, Shared Hope International has annually published the Protected Innocence Challenge report, which is a detailed report grading each state’s laws regarding domestic minor sex trafficking.
The report examines 41 components falling within 6 areas: Criminalization of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Demand, the Trafficker, the Facilitator, Protective Provisions for Child Victims, and Law Enforcement Tools. The fall 2015 law fellow will be updating the analysis and recommendations for states based on laws enacted over the last year, as well as completing other projects related to the Protected Innocence Challenge.
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: Shared Hope International is a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with an office in Arlington, Virginia (Rosslyn Metro). Shared Hope International works to combat sex slavery globally and restore the women and children who are victimized by this crime. Please see our website for a full description: www.sharedhope.org.
The position is in the Arlington, Virginia office near the Rosslyn Metro.
Very strong writing and editing skills; Experience in statutory analysis; Professionalism; High attention to detail; Ability to work independently and follow instructions thoroughly to uphold the integrity of all publications; Ability to focus and produce in a fast-paced environment, working in close proximity to colleagues; Excellent Microsoft Word Skills. Ability to conduct legal research and shepardize with LexisNexis or Westlaw; Ability to accurately use BlueBook citations. Committed interest in the issues surrounding human trafficking for sexual exploitation, especially of children; experience working on issues of juvenile justice and/or child welfare preferred.
Early applications encouraged. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Katie Shaver at Katie@SharedHope.org.
Supervision by licensed attorneys will be provided.