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Volunteer Roles

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As a registered charity, BIICL is able to offer opportunities for volunteers to assist in its research and activities. These are highly flexible, part-time opportunities, undertaken on a short-term basis to suit your availability.

We also welcome people under the Erasmus+ scheme, or with funding from their university or other institution to undertake work placements.

We value our volunteers and offer a rewarding experience. We aim to make best use of your skills and interests, while also providing opportunities for your further development. You will be able to contribute to projects, attend our public events, be involved in the wider research community, and participate in skills training. 

Volunteers have use of a shared office space, and are also give access to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) library. Support for travel and subsistence costs is available for those days when you come into the office.

What are we looking for?

  • A well-rounded knowledge of the relevant legal area at national (in the UK or comparative context) and international levels
  • Pursuing an PHD, LLM or equivalent degree or relevant work experience in an NGO, international organisation, government department or private practice. Candidates with only a first degree, or nearing completion of a first degree, in law will also be considered if they have proven interests or other relevant experience;
  • Good research and drafting skills; and
  • A high level of proficiency in English

What areas of law do these roles include?

Public International Law
Private International Law
International Economic Law
Competition Law
European Private Law and Comparative Law

Opportunities in the above areas are not necessarily available at all times. Applications will be judged on the match of skills and ability of the applicant to the opportunities available within BIICL at the time.

Volunteers from non-legal backgrounds may also occasionally be needed to assist the marketing, publications and development teams at BIICL.

How Do I apply?

For further details about any BIICL vacancies and how to apply, please contact the Admin team. We aim to reply to all applications and requests, though this may take up to 3 working days.

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