Fellowship

The Brehon Law Society of New York offers a summer fellowship for current law students. One awardee is selected annually to spend the summer working at a prestigious human rights practice in Belfast. The program is sponsored by the Brehon Law Society of New York in conjunction with KRW Law LLP.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 5, 2018

The Brehon Law Society of New York and leading Belfast-based human rights law firm KRW Law LLP are pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for a unique and prestigious three-month summer internship opportunity for a current law student for Summer 2018 in the North of Ireland. The internship dates are flexible dependent upon the intern’s school schedule, but are about June 1 to the last week in August.

KRW Law LLP will offer a stipend. The Brehon Law Society will provide round trip airfare between the U.S. and Belfast.

Internship responsibilities include keeping the Brehon membership informed on current human rights issues and legal controversies in the North. The intern will be placed in KRW Law’s Legacy Litigation Department, which will provide first-hand exposure to the challenges of litigating in a post-conflict setting. Primary tasks include legal research; legal writing; litigation support, such as drafting correspondence and document review; litigation observation; participation in local community events and outreach; and assisting in the development of press releases and web postings for Brehon members and media outlets.

An overall interest in human rights and activism is preferred. Applications must include:
1. Cover letter with a personal statement demonstrating why you are interested in the internship
2. A resume/CV
3. A writing sample
4. Listofthree(3)references
5. Grade sheet/transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Applications should be sent to Eileen Burrowes via email at burrowes.eileen@gmail.com, and must be received no later than February 5, 2018.

A committee comprised of Brehon Lawyers will review all materials, and selected candidates must be available for in-person or phone interviews between February 19 and March 1, 2018. All questions about the internship and application process can be directed to Jennifer Frankola-Crawford, Esq. at 917-456-6523.