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This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience within the legal profession and pro bono sector. The Habeas Corpus Project is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to assist with the work of the charity as a Casework Intern.

Title: Casework Intern

Location: Habeas Corpus Project, 78 Cromer Street, London, WC1H 8DR

Hours: Full Time – 35 Hours/week

Duration: 10 week minimum commitment

Remuneration: We recognise the expense of residing in London throughout the course of the internship and offer £175 per week as a subsistence payment in order to meet those costs. Lunch will also be provided whilst working at the office.

Harmonsdworth Detention CentreAbout Habeas Corpus Project

The Habeas Corpus Project [‘HCP’] is a non-profit law centre that promotes access to justice for immigration detainees.

The Role:

You will report to Ousman Noor, Barrister and Director of The Habeas Corpus Project. Instruction, help and advice will be provided throughout the internship. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience working with migrant’s rights and be committed to promoting access to justice. The position will be based at the HCP office in Kings Cross, London.

Tasks will include:

  • Communicating by phone and fax with new and existing clients to gather information and keep them informed of case progression
  • Drafting case summaries, extracting relevant points about each case and preparing ‘case bundles’ to be passed on to legal representatives for further assessment
  • Writing Temporary Release requests for detainees
  • Co-ordination, supervision and administration of visits by volunteers to detention centres
  • Creating and maintaining a client database.
  • Communicating with our pro-bono partners and maintaining compliance with case deadlines
  • Researching case law and policies relating to immigration detention
  • Maintaining updates to website including regular blog posts and social media
  • Co-ordinating communication and co-operation with other detention support groups
  • Assisting in organisation of training events.

Person Specification:

  • Attention to detail
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to efficiently learn to use case management software
  • Ability to write blogs and update social media content
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and take on greater responsibilities in a rapidly expanding organisation
  • Readiness to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Commitment to migrants rights and access to justice

Familiarity with UK detention and immigration law is preferred but not essential.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to: info@habeas-corpus.org. Please specify the dates you can be available.