Work at CEJIL


Education: Law Degree

Application Deadline:  July 3rd, 2015

Organization Focus: International Human Rights Law in Latin America

Position Focus: Nationality, Statelessness, and Migration-related issues in the Americas

Salary:  $42,000, plus benefits

Starting Date: Immediately

The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English, with Portuguese or French being a plus) attorney possessing academic and/or professional experience related to nationality, statelessness, and migration-related issues in the Americas. The position will be based in Washington, DC and may require some international travel.

Established in 1991 by a group of prominent Latin American human rights defenders, CEJIL is a non-governmental organization whose mission is the promotion and protection of human rights in the Americas through the use of the Inter-American Human Rights System and other international mechanisms of protection. For more information about the organization, please visit its website at

The legal fellow will support CEJIL’s activities aimed at contributing to the implementation of the UNHCR’s Global Action Plan to End Statelessness and the Brazil Plan of Action (to increase protection for refugees, displaced persons, and stateless persons in Latin America), including serving as coordinator of the Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness (ANA).


  1. Promote public awareness of UNHCR Global Action Pan to End Statelessness (2014-2024) and the Brazil Plan of Action;
  2. Facilitate communication and promote better coordination among network members in the Americas;
  3. Provide follow-up on the implementation of the network’s working agenda (2015-2016); complete and disseminate incorporating documents iincluding By Laws and Ten Year Strategic Plan;
  4. Coordinate working groups within the network;
  5. Maintain bilingual website;
  6. Serve as network administrator, including managing membership;
  7. Circulate relevant information via network’s listserv;
  8. Elaborate and disseminate monthly newsletter;
  9. Organize network events, and liaise with other regional networks in Europe, Africa and Asia to promote the sharing of best practices;
  10. Other responsibilities as assigned.


  1. Demonstrate a strong commitment to human rights, in particular the issues of nationality, statelessness, and migration;
  2. Law Degree (Masters preferred but not required);
  3. Ability to write, edit, and communicate fluently in Spanish and English;
  4. Ability to work on own initiative and work with others as part of a team;
  5. Willingness and availability to travel as needed and work in a multicultural environment;
  6. Ability to multi-task.

- No phone calls please -
Interested candidates should send by e-mail a cover letter in English, resume and two (2) writing samples (one in English and one in Spanish)
no later than July 3rd, 2015 to:

Subject: Position-2015-DC Legal Fellow

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications before the deadline. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. CEJIL assures equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without discrimination based on any reason.


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