Field Office Fellowships
International Fellows gain practical experience by working at an IJM Field Office that advocates for clients in cases of sex trafficking, slavery, unprosecuted rape, illegal detention, police brutality, illegal land seizure and citizenship rights.
Fellows work with IJM field office staff in areas such as legal advocacy and training; aftercare coordination and counseling; business relations, community relations, project management and other special projects. The offices range in size from approximately 10 to 60 people, allowing for ample opportunity to gain professional experience and full exposure to the frontlines of international human rights work.
Each office is led by an IJM Field Office Director experienced in human rights law, Christian leadership and office management. While the majority of IJM field office staff are nationals of the country where the office is located, each office also has staff, interns and fellows from around the globe.
Special Counsel - India
September2010 - July 2011
Discussing the American legal system with a sitting Justice of the Supreme Court of India at his home on a rainy June morning was a pleasure I will not soon forget. Learning how to hop the bus (it never stops), adjusting to street-filling floods, and getting through German customs with one hundred Lara Bars also provided memorable moments. Extraordinary people were commonplace among IJM staff and interns – a chance to pursue justice in such a setting was a privilege of high order.
Now I have returned to the law firm (which granted me a sabbatical) and am again fighting for civil justice in the courts of Arizona.
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