Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development FIELD Internship Programme (for Lawyers and Students)

FIELD Internship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Law, Development
Course Level: Internship, Volunteerism
Provider: FIELD
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) is pleased to offer an internship programme tagged FIELD Internship Programme for volunteer lawyers and students from all over the world. Programme is for international lawyers and students and aimed for practical training on international legal issues.

FIELD’s internship programme hosts volunteer lawyers and students from all over the world. The programme provides its participants with practical training and insight into international legal issues relevant to environmental protection and sustainable development. It also gives valuable volunteer experience in a public interest organisation.

Interested applicants who are expected to be lawyers willing to volunteer and student volunteers are encouraged to apply for the 2011 FIELD Internship Programme, by submitting their application package before the announced deadline date (see below).

The FIELD Training Programme is specifically aimed at international lawyers and students. However, UK and EU applicants are also welcome to apply.

There is no age restriction for participants. The more background experience you have accumulated as an international will be put to good use.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD);
In collaboration with public interest organisations

Fields of study
Environmental Law and Development. International law that protects the environment and helps people achieve sustainable development.

In 2008 the Foundation for International Law and Development (FIELD) re-established itself as an independent NGO, after six years of being a subsidiary of IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development). FIELD works with local partners, NGOs and institutions and has a worldwide reputation for expertise in the development and application of international environmental law and for siding with the disadvantaged.

FIELD is a group of public international lawyers committed to helping vulnerable countries, communities and campaigners negotiate for fairer international environmental laws. FIELD’s main goal is to achieve a fair, effective and accessible system of international law that protects the global environment and promotes sustainable development. FIELD also runs an International Internship Programme, providing law students from all over the world with practical insight into environmental law.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Please enquire from FIELD

Scholarship benefits
FIELD also runs an International Internship Programme, providing law students from all over the world with practical insight into environmental law. Internship will include:
  • A better understanding of the work of a small NGO,
  • Improved drafting and research skills,
  • Supervision and guidance of senior lawyers,
  • Work with environmental law in an international organisation,
  • Attendance of climate change and environment related meetings,
  • Participation in the office management, staff meetings etc.
Method of Application
Interested applicants should contact FIELD via the address on their website (link to it is below) for more information on how to apply

The deadline to apply is 31st May 2011. Your application postmark must bear this date

FIELD was founded in 1989 by a group of young lawyers dedicated to promoting international law as a means for protecting the global environment. Climate change, the Antarctic and endangered species were among their priority issues.

FIELD's work began with helping organizations such as Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature. FIELD staff also worked closely for many years with the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in the international climate change negotiations, and also other countries. Since then FIELD has worked with many different countries, in particular developing countries, and many organizations, ranging from intergovernmental organizations to campaigning groups.

UPDATED (2017): In its early days FIELD was based at Kings College London and then at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. From 2005 - 2011 FIELD was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), while remaining an independent charity. Since then FIELD has been a fully independent organization.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2011
Open to International Students: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Law Scholarships for International Students

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