New York - Non-profit Compliance Intern - Spring 2017



Under the supervision of the Legal Advisor, the Non-profit compliance Intern will assist in all tasks aimed at ensuring the organization’s compliance with relevant U.S. Federal and state law, such as the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act, and IRS and OFAC regulations, as well as domestic laws of countries where ICTJ has operations.

Primary responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research and write memoranda of law on numerous legal issues faced by the ICTJ in its daily work in the scope of its compliance efforts;
  • Draft and review employment contracts, board of directors’ resolutions, company policies and other legal documents;
  • Conduct limited research on substantive Transitional Justice issues;
  • Perform other miscellaneous and administrative tasks to facilitate compliance efforts.


  • 2L or 3L
  • Demonstrated interest in international human rights law/transitional justice and non-profit compliance.
  • At least two classes in corporate law/compliance. Emphasis on non-profit law preferred.
  • Good drafting skills.

Education / Experience

For this internship program, ICTJ seeks individuals currently enrolled in a relevant law school program who are highly motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors and an interest in transitional justice, international criminal justice and human rights. The ideal candidates will have strong communication, interpersonal and computer skills, ability to write effectively and analyze and summarize complex information, and a desire to function in a team environment. Proficiency in Spanish or French is a plus.

Application Instructions

Please email a cover letter, resume, and brief (3-5 pages) writing sample to include “LEGAL INTERNSHIP” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Students should inquire within their school to determine if they are eligible to receive academic credit for their internship.