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Internship Refugee Law in Zürich

Are you looking for the most interesting and impactful internship you could wish for as a young lawyer? Learn how to write appeals and hold committed pleas, attend national and international conferences, use your knowledge to help those people who need it most and become member of an engaged international team of human rights specialists!

What are you going to do:

Internship Refugee Law
(6 months, 80-100%, as of September 2020 or by agreement)

Who we are

AsyLex is a Swiss charity providing free online legal aid to asylum seekers. Our team consists of 50 dedicated volunteers who are working remotely. We advise in over 10 languages and we have served over 1’700 clients in the past 3 years.

Your tasks

To cover the increasing workload, we are looking for a highly committed intern interested in asylum law. Your main tasks will be:

  • Responding to client requests by email, Facebook and phone
  • Administrative tasks, HR, fundraising, event planning, etc.
  • Supporting volunteer legal advisors with appeals and other submissions
  • Coordination of volunteer legal advisors in complex cases
  • Attending conferences in Switzerland and abroad

Our perfect intern

You recently graduated from a university (law or social sciences / social work, also universities of applied sciences) and you are determined to support those people in society who need it most. You have experience in asylum law, or you are willing to learn quickly. You speak German perfectly and advanced English. Any additional language (in particular French, Italian, Arabic, Farsi or Tigrinya) and previous work experience is a plus. You are responsive, you like to take responsibility and provide over a hands-on mentality.

Your opportunities

You will work in an international team of talented volunteers and get exposure to people from all over the world. Education is key for us – and you will be able to benefit from invaluable resources such as seminar attendance and personal coaching. Our offices are in Zürich, your working hours are flexible and home office is possible. You have the chance to make a difference in many people’s life, learn a lot from experienced specialists and expand your network. Your salary will be CHF 1’000.- per month (for 100%).

What we offer:

  • impactful work
  • great learning opportunity
  • international, specialized team

What we ask:

  • You at least finished Bachelor
  • interest in administrative law
  • tech-savvy
  • dedicated to help refugees


If you are interested, please send us your CV together with a cover letter, university certificates and references (if available) until May 30, 2020. We are looking forward to your application!

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Extra information

Education Level
Working hours per week
Type of Contract
Salary indication
1.000CHF pro Monat
Responsible for
Profession Sub-category
Jura / Recht
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Cover Letter Required
Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch

Zürich | Jura Stellenangebote | Praktikum | Hochschule/Universität

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