About ASIL: The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, D.C. The mission of ASIL is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.
Purpose: The International Law Fellowship (ILF) Program is intended to provide young legal professionals with the opportunity to gain additional skills in international legal research, including program design, syllabi and course development, and research and editorial support for ASIL's publications; legal education program management, including CLE, public awareness, and public policy activities; and event planning, including speaker selection and coordination, outreach, and venue logistics. ILFs will also gain insight into the operation of a major international non-governmental organization, including elements of organizational structure, administration, and management. ILFs will work with their supervisory staff to identify and pursue areas of the ILF's professional development that can be enhanced while working at Tillar House. ILFs will have the opportunity to select and attend various internationally-themed events in the active DC international community. ILFs are eligible for a one-time, $2,500 relocation stipend, but the position is unpaid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and obtain alternative sources of funding.
Duration: ILF positions are open for six (6) month placements. ILFs start in January, April, July, or October.
Responsibilities: ILFs work under the direct supervision of ASIL's Director of Education and Research (DER) and are responsible for implementing a number of the Society's research, education, and outreach programs. Specific assignments will be decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the strengths of the ILF and the needs of the Society. Past ILF projects have included development and implementation of continuing legal education programs; support for ASIL's judicial outreach program; developing new website resources to support ASIL Academic Partners; and general research and editorial support for ASIL publications, including ASIL Insights, International Law in Brief, the American Journal of International Law, International Legal Materials, ASIL Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, and the ASIL Discussion Paper series.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have obtained a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.) prior to the start of the fellowship, evidence strong writing and editorial skills, show experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and have a demonstrated interest in international law. Experience working on a journal and coursework or work experience in international law is strongly preferred. ILF positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently and to successfully implement projects from beginning to end.Application Requirements: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (excerpt not to exceed 10 pages), and two (2) letters of recommendation (scanned copies of signed letters) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Law Fellow" in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants should be sure to include their desired start date and current location in their application materials.
The American Society of International Law is the leading society of international lawyers and scholars in the United States. Its deFord Library, which houses a 20,000-item specialized collection of books and periodicals, seeks a Library Intern to assist the Director of Publications and Information Resources in day-to-day library operations, including assistance with acquisitions, cataloging, curatorial support, digital initiatives, exhibitions, and reader services.
The Library Intern will assist the Director of Publications and Information Resources in day-to-day library operations, including assistance with acquisitions, cataloging, curatorial support, digital initiatives, exhibitions, and reader services. Occasionally, the Library Intern will respond to research requests from the staff and the public, and assist users in with law library technology.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Some previous familiarity with library operations; some work experience in a library preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
- Familiarity with controlled vocabularies preferred.
- Knowledge of nonprofit organization operations desirable.
- Current enrollment in an ALA accredited library or information science graduate program.
Preferred commitment is 15-20 hours per week. Other hours per week can be arranged. This is an unpaid position with no benefits or travel reimbursement.
Please submit a cover letter with resume, references, and writing sample to email@example.com (put “Library Intern” in the subject line).