Internship – open



The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) is an organisation located in Malta with a mission to deliver innovative and sustainable capacity-building through the implementation of counter-terrorism-related, rule of law-based good practices developed by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and other international and regional fora.

Since its inauguration in 2014, the IIJ has trained more than 7000 criminal justice practitioners through its interactive capacity-building workshops – in Malta and abroad – that enhance the competencies of parliamentarians, judges, prosecutors, police, prison, and other criminal justice practitioners to address terrorism and related transnational criminal activities within a rule of law framework. The IIJ delivers capacity-building training tailored to the needs of the regions it serves, including East and West Africa; North Africa and the Middle East; Southeast Asia. IIJ activities have also included participants from the Western Balkans, Central Asia, and South Asia. For more information on the IIJ, please visit the IIJ’s website


The Intern will contribute to the collective life of a dynamic, multinational team and will be primarily responsible for providing assistance to all the departments within the IIJ.

The internship is related to an educational purpose and there is no guarantee or expectation that the activity will result in employment with the IIJ.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the organisation, logistics and implementation of trainings, workshops and other capacity-building activities;
  • Performing any thematic or geographical research related to the rule of law, counter-terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremism leading to terrorism;
  • Drafting and/or assisting in the preparation of written materials including reports and correspondence;
  • Supporting proofreading and editing efforts, as required.
  • Note-taking in meetings;
  • Assisting with offices’ shared services including procurement of general supplies;
  • Performing other duties to support the IIJ as required.


  • Students enrolled in a university or other accredited institution, at a graduate or postgraduate level; recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within one year of graduation; with a background in international relations, law, human rights, political science, communications;
  • Analytical, research and drafting skills and good organisational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
  • Professional fluency in English with good oral and written communication skills, French and/or Arabic is considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to work in a team and establish working relationships with people of different cultural backgrounds;
  • Experience in communications, web or graphic design, and dynamic learning is considered an asset.

All interested applicants meeting the qualifications listed above are invited to submit a cover letter and a resume/CV to the IIJ Executive Secretariat with “Internship_GA” in the subject line.

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