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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! 

International Fellows

Call to Action: Legal Fellows Needed in Georgia and Indonesia


We are urgently seeking passionate and dedicated Legal Fellows to work on the ground in Georgia and Indonesia from September-December 2023. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to increase access to justice, empower communities, and drive positive change in two dynamic regions. Apply now!

We are always seeking experienced social workers to participate in our international fellows program. Learn more by clicking the link below.



The ILF's Global Legal Internship Program - Accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2023

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