Community Legal Services, Education and Research Intern

  • Internship
  • 3/F King Centre, 23 Dundas Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR View on Map
  • Equal Justice 平義社 posted 3 months ago
  • Posted: March 2, 2021 -Accepting applications

Job Description

Company Description:

Equal Justice 平義社 is a digitally-committed, purpose-driven start-up that helps people  anticipate, prevent and solve their legal problems by bringing free, practical legal  education, information and support into the community.  Equal Justice 平義社 is both a start-up and spin-off. It is a community impact entity that  both extends and continues the team’s 6 years of justice work at NGO PathFinders.

With community and technology at our core, we focus on three areas:

  1. Legal Services Connecting those in need with those who can help. Our legal case  workers and collaborative lawyers provide information and support.
  2. Education Helping people understand the law and empowering them to help themselves.
  3. Research Focusing society on the needs we see and the collective impact of  helping, while fostering long term support and change for good.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting clients to understand their rights and obligations as well as help  them pursue/defend legal claims through legal services;
  • Attending meetings with lawyers, NGO community partners, and government  departments;
  • Research topical case and policy issues as they arise;
  • Analyse cases for outcomes and trends
  • Research and preparing legal case histories and studies;
  • Research and preparing information and education materials, including e learning tools;
  • Support work towards law and policy changes through community engagement; and
  • Preparing public submissions.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or have graduated in 2020 or 2021 from a post-secondary institution, studying in law, political science, international relations, public  administration or related fields
  • Hold a valid visa to work in Hong Kong. Equal Justice is unable to sponsor  visas, or conduct remote internships.
  • Demonstrated an interest in social justice, policy and/or human rights.  Previous experience in employment, discrimination, immigration/asylum and  criminal law will be an advantage.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and/or Chinese. Knowledge of
    other core Asian languages is useful but not essential.
  • Be a dynamic team communicator and collaborative worker, a quick learner  who is able to work under pressure and in a growing environment.
  • Be excited about working in a digitally-committed, community impact start up and the opportunities and challenges it brings.
  • Be creative, innovative and willing to think outside the box.

Watch our internship video and read our detailed description of the internship with application guidelines. 

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