Legal Intern: Counter Wildlife Trafficking

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Wildlife Conservation Society-India is an organization that works towards conservation backed by science. We engage with government and partner with several other NGOs to achieve the best results.

About the Project:

Wildlife Conservation Society-India has initiated a project called ‘Counter Wildlife Trafficking’, which seeks to build capacity amongst law enforcement agencies and the judiciary to combat wildlife trafficking in India.

The project aims to improve India’s detection and enforcement agencies’ capacity to investigate, arrest, prosecute, convict and sentence criminal organizations that perpetrate wildlife trafficking. To this end, WCS-India will conduct capacity building workshops for various stakeholders involved in investigation, enforcement and prosecution including the Forest Department, Police, Customs officials, Directorate of Enforcement, public prosecutors, judiciary etc.

Job Title: Legal Intern

Reports to: Law Officer

Duration: Minimum 4 Weeks. 

Location: Bangalore

Job Description:

The primary responsibilities of the legal intern are:

  • Assist with creation of curriculum and conducting capacity building workshops for various agencies.
  • Conduct research to understand conviction rates of wildlife offences in India.
  • Conduct research on other aspects of environmental and wildlife law.

Eligibility: 

Educational Qualification: Students who have completed two years of the B.A/B.B.A, L.L.B or any equivalent law degree.

Interest and passion for wildlife conservation is a must. Preferred if the candidate has done an internship on environmental law.

How to apply:

Kindly get in touch with us at cwt@wcsindia.org with the subject line “Application: Legal Intern”, your CV and a letter of intent (max. 350 words). Please note that applications without a letter of intent will not be entertained. 

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