iProbono is calling for applications from eligible candidates for its 18-month Justice Leila Seth Fellowship.
iProbono’s mission is to enable people to access their rights in pursuit of a just society. We believe in holistic counsel, representing clients and providing wraparound legal support, capacity building, storytelling, research, and policy advocacy to support social change.
By promoting active citizenship and engaging a holistic model, iProbono:
- Advances justice for all by representing people in need
- Strengthens the impact of civil society
- Advocates for policies that promote social equity and end discrimination
iProbono works on cases involving child abuse, trafficking, women’s rights, disability rights, and housing rights, and engages in advocacy efforts on these subject areas.
They also provide support in the form of legal assistance to civil society organizations across the country working on a range of issues. More details about our work can be found on our website.
About the Fellowship Programme
The Justice Leila Seth Fellowship is an 18-month programme that will build a cohort of exceptional lawyers who understand what it takes to create positive change in society. The fellowship will focus specifically on issues pertaining to child protection.
The 18-Month Fellowship will include:
- Working closely on iProbono’s child rights casework
- Mentorship throughout the Fellowship from the iProbono team
- Training in iProbono’s model of delivering pro bono legal services to civil society organisations
- Secondment to an iProbono partner civil society organisation
- Secondment with an iProbono panel lawyer
- Secondment to a national iProbono office in India
- At the completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will prepare and present a report that provides an account of their experience
- Fellows are recruited through a competitive selection process and judged on their demonstrated commitment to social justice, knowledge of the law or other, equally, compelling experience
- The required academic qualification is an undergraduate law degree
- Fellows do not need to have experience working in human rights or social justice but must demonstrate a passion for social justice
- Applicants should be able to work with a cohort of Fellows of diverse occupational, geographic, and ideological profiles
- The applicant will need to commit to an 18-month term as a Fellow commencing in December 2022
How to Apply?
Through the three-stage process detailed below, candidates with the highest potential will be selected for the program.
- Stage 1 – Submit an application form along with a detailed CV, video, cover letter, and writing sample expressing interest and suitability by Friday, 16 September 2022.
- Stage 2 – Attend a first-round in-person interview at the Delhi office
- Stage 3 – Attend a virtual interview with members of the Fellowship Selection Committee
No. of Positions
2 Fellows will be selected as part of this cohort.
The deadline to receive all applications is Friday, September 16, 2022.
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