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Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)  

Internship Dates: May 20 - August 20, 2017. 

Application Closed

Note: All Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center interns will be required to submit a 1-2 page op-ed style article about an issue raised by the internship by September 1, 2017.

Two Remote Internships

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)  

Interns will be given an award of $1500 each from the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies. This is expected to cover a portion of their living expenses during the internship.

Research/Project Area
The intern’s daily activities will be based upon their interest and expertise as well as the needs of BLAST, and may involve the following:

  • Legal research including on international and comparative law in relation to strategic litigation cases
  • Assistance with public interest litigation and implementation of court directives
  • Drafting/editing of press releases, case summaries, reports and publications
  • Drafting documents to support grant writing and proposal development

Skill set or discipline preferred

  • Have a general interest and knowledge in law and access to justice, specifically dealing with rights of marginalized and excluded communities.
  • Have a BA in Legal Studies, or other relevant studies in social sciences(graduating seniors may apply). A student or graduate of law (JD) or Masters of Development Practice is preferred.
  • Be highly motivated, self-managing and organized.
  • Have a strong interest or experience in providing legal aid or being involved in research or advocacy on rights and justice.
  • Experience in communications is helpful.


The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center
Institute for South Asia Studies
UC Berkeley
10 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA  94720-2310

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