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Free Legal Aid For Refugees

Internship AsyLex Global

(6 months, 80-100%, from January 2024 or by agreement, with the prospect of extension)

Who we are

AsyLex is a non-profit association based in Switzerland that provides free legal advice to asylum seekers and refugees (online) and represents them before national and international authorities, courts and UN committees. In over 10 languages, we have advised over 9’000 clients in the last six years, thanks to the efforts of about 150 volunteers. The AsyLex Global team aims to identify a suitable country to establish our online legal advisory with a focus on international litigation abroad.

Your tasks       
We are looking for an intern who likes to take initiative, represents our values and has a strong interest in the protection of fundamental and human rights in asylum proceedings. You will work closely with the Head of AsyLex Global and support her mainly in project management and research tasks, with the mission of increasing the use of international human rights mechanisms to protect asylum seekers and refugees worldwide.  Further tasks include support in the implementation of our global initiatives, mapping local stakeholders, networking with organizations abroad, attending and organizing internal and external meetings, workshops and events, and assisting in the preparation of risk analyses, financial plans, budget and fundraising proposals. Assisting with administrative tasks and the International Litigation and International Cooperation teams as needed, will also be part of your tasks.   

Who we are looking for          
Are you studying International Law, International Relations, Political Science (at least Bachelor) or in a similar field or did you recently graduate? Do you have a strong sense of justice, have organizational skills and are interested in establishing networks with organizations abroad? Have you been actively involved in human rights in the past? Are you familiar with International Human Rights Law, International Refugee Law and International Procedures or are eager to specialize in them? Then you are exactly the right person for us. We are looking for an independent and responsible person who likes to take self-initiative, has strong research skills and is fluent in German and English (French, Spanish and other frequently used languages in the asylum field would be an advantage). In case of equal qualifications, applicants with a refugee background are preferred.

What we offer

You will work in an international team of talented volunteers. Your education is our priority – you will benefit from valuable training opportunities. Our office is centrally located in Zurich, home office is possible. You will have the chance to support AsyLex to globally expand our services and to learn from experienced experts. The salary for 100% is CHF 1’000 with a BA and CHF 1’500 with a MA.

Next steps

If we have sparked your interest, please send your complete dossier (CV, motivation letter, certificates, references) until November 26th, 2023 to Joëlle Spahni (recruitment@asylex.ch). We are looking forward to your application!

Um sich für diesen Job zu bewerben, sende deine Unterlagen per E-Mail an recruitment@asylex.ch