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! 

Job Openings


We are always seeking experienced criminal justice lawyers to participate in our fellowship program. Click here for more details.  


RFP to Perform Indigent Defense Research and Capacity Building/Institutional Development for Newly Established Afghanistan Legal Aid High Commission and Secretariat. 


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