ECPAT International Job Vacancy: Legal Intern for Research and Policy Team - Bangkok, Thailand

ECPAT International

Vacancy Notice
Position: Legal Intern for Research and Policy Team (Native English speaker)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Six Months
Reports to: Head of Research and Policy
Grading: INTERN

The ECPAT International internship programme is designed to provide an opportunity to eligible candidates to contribute to and learn about child protection issues, particularly children’s rights to live free of commercial sexual exploitation. Interns are eligible to participate in the ECPAT International Secretariat activities. Interns are expected to carry out the duties assigned to them under the responsibility of the designated supervisor(s). 

  • Research, collect and analyse information on national laws and legal procedures related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in an ECPAT target country. This includes identifying amendments and changes, identifying good practices, researching case law and national level child rights mechanisms on child prostitution, child pornography, trafficking of children for sexual purposes and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism;
  • Research, collect and analyse information on preventive measures, coordination and cooperation mechanisms and child and youth participation measures on the selected country in relation to CSEC;
  • Based on this research, draft a detailed and comprehensive Country Monitoring Report (CMR) for that country;
  • As requested, review other ECPAT publications and materials to strengthen texts related to legal and research frameworks;
  • Assist ECPAT International with translation and proofreading of publications and other documents;
  • Other tasks as assigned;
  • On an informal and as-needed basis, assist with other ECPAT regional and thematic programmatic tasks.

  • Degree in Law with a focus in international law and/or human rights or equivalent;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into concise formats;
  • Experience in working with human rights and social development issues specifically as they relate to the rights of children;
  • Exposure to children’s rights or other social issues;
  • Fluency in English is necessary.
  • Acceptable level of knowledge of international legal standards relating to commercial sexual exploitation;
  • Previous exposure to children’s rights or other social activities.
A modest stipend of 10,000 Bath/month (around $280 USD) will be made available to the intern who is not sponsored by other organisations or institutions. All other costs related to the internship, i.e., travel, passport, visa or living costs in Bangkok, are to be borne by the intern or his/her sponsoring institution or organisation.

Closing Date: 15 September 2016

How to apply:
To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter, with your name and the position title in the subject line to