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British Influences on International law: Internship Call

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is seeking applications for internships in support of the ongoing project on British Influences on International law 1915-2015. The project will result in 3 books (5 volumes) namely:

  1. The Role of Legal Advisers in International Law
  2. Anthology of British Contributions to International Law
  3. British Influences on International Law

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated intern to help with this project, and generally assist the Research Coordinator of the project.

The internship is primarily aimed at those considering a career in legal academia who would like the opportunity of learning about how to publish their own books and articles, as opposed to those interested in publishing per se, although a more specialised internship could be arranged for the latter, and applications are welcomed from all.

The role will involve work on various aspects of the project, from chasing up contributions, to editing (both linguistic and stylistic), to helping proof-read the final products. You will also gain valuable insight into what constitutes good legal writing, and how to present yourself to editors - an essential skill for life in academia. You will also be expected to assist with administrative tasks, and the work of the Institute generally.

Basic knowledge of international law is essential. An LLM or other postgraduate degree is desirable. Some experience of publishing would also be useful. Fluent English and excellent attention to detail are essential, and priority will be given to those with prior editing experience.

Internships are flexible in terms of length and time commitment. Although we usually ask for a minimum of two days a week for a three month period, this can be increased in intensity, i.e. daily for a six week period. Working hours are 9.30-5.30 with an hour lunch break. Unfortunately we cannot reimburse you for any costs incurred in attending the internship, but you are able to attend all Institute events for free for the duration of your internship.

Please apply with covering email giving your motivation for applying, and CV, to the Project Coordinator at

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis however the number of opportunities available is limited.

Download the Internship Call Document

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