Legal Intern

Open Rights Group is a grassroots campaign organisation aiming to protect and extend our digital rights. We are looking for a Legal Intern to support our Legal Director.

Job title: Legal Intern
Salary: £17,745 per annum (London living wage)
Hours: 5 days per week (35 hours)
Contract: 6 months
Location: London office
Responsible to: Legal Director
Works with: Communications Director, Policy Director, Campaigner and Supporter Officer
Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 24 September
Interview date: Monday 2 October

Role: the Legal Intern will assist the Legal Director with ORG’s litigation strategy including: identifying changes in legislation (including drafting amendments); assisting with case management in civil litigation before the High Court and Court of Appeal (or comparable courts). The Legal Intern will also assist the policy team with the weekly policy update.

This may include being involved in: third party interventions; working as part of a team in multi-party litigation; instructing counsel and expert witnesses; liaising with court offices, Ofcom and government departments; working with other NGOs.

A demonstrable interest in as many of the following areas of law would be beneficial: public law; judicial review; civil liberties and human rights; digital rights; information law; privacy and data protection; intellectual property; EU law; and technology law.

You do not need all of the requirements in this job description. We believe that the most important thing you need to succeed in this role is a passion for the cause and an ability to learn on the job. Therefore preference is given to someone who can evidence an interest in data protection and intellectual property issues.

We recognise the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from women, LGBTQ-identified people, people from a non-white background and people with a physical or mental disability.

To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to recruitment@openrightsgroup.org. If you have any questions about the role please call our Legal Director, Myles Jackman on 07791 436100.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • Must have completed LL.B.
  • Excellent research, drafting and copy-editing skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills (advocacy not required).
  • Preternaturally good organisational skills.
  • A pronounced interest in digital and human rights; preferably with an emphasis on data protection and intellectual property.

Desirable

  • BTCP or LPC preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely (if needed).