Careers & Internships
Established in 2001, the ILF is a leading global advocate for the right to counsel. Our mission is to make justice a reality for poor people by fighting to guarantee high-quality legal representation for everyone arrested or detained. Around the world, we provide criminal defense services and build sustainable, effective legal aid institutions.
Headquartered in New York, the ILF currently has programs in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, and Tunisia. We work with ministries of justice, bar associations, lawyers, prosecutors, and police to expand access to justice for vulnerable people.
By bringing international criminal defense experts together with local lawyers to provide professional mentorship and exchange, the ILF is building a new generation of public defenders.
Use your passion and skills to fight for justice around the world. Join our team!
We are always seeking experienced criminal justice lawyers and social workers to participate in our international fellows program. Click here for more details.
We are most urgently in need of fellows with one or more of the following qualifications:
Sharia law experts to remotely mentor our Afghanistan colleagues
Public defenders with experience in civil and administrative matters (especially family law and immigration) to be in-country Fellows in Georgia
Juvenile justice and gender specialists to mentor and support our program teams in developing expertise in representing women and children in conflict with the law (remote and in-country opportunities)
Fellows (Lawyers and Social Workers) who speak the local language of our country offices: Arabic, French, Dari, Pashto, Georgian, Nepalese, Burmese