Exploring international law together
Law students and attorneys can intern with Just Atonement in their spring or fall semesters, and during the summer internship period.
Interning with Just Atonement provides unique opportunities to explore international law, work on cutting edge human rights issues, and participate in the United Nations system, both in the United States and internationally.
"Working at Just Atonement was one of the best experiences I could have asked for as a 1L and 2L, especially as a law student interested in international human rights law. I was able to strengthen my litigation skills, through working on the groundbreaking Saleh v. Bush, et al. case. I was also given the very rare opportunity to bolster my international law research and writing skills by writing, editing, and having published a 120-page practice guide on the use of universal jurisdiction, as well as submitting and having published by the United Nations Human Rights Council two written statements entitled Iraq: Towards Accountability and Justice and Crime of Aggression Against Iraq and Governmental Immunity Versus Impunity Under International Law. Lastly, I was able to work as an activist by writing an opinion letter to the Democratic Republic of Korea, requesting that the South Korean government release Lee Seok-ki and six other individuals imprisoned on alleged criminal acts related to a speech given by Lee in 2013, because their conviction and imprisonment violated ICCPR provisions of rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech and opinion. Because of these amazing opportunities and the guidance from Mr. Inder Comar, a world-renown international human rights lawyer, I was able to secure a two-year fellowship with Lawyers for America at Center for Food Safety as a 2L. The lasting relationships I made and the amazing work experience I was given provided me with a professional foundation any young, inspiring lawyer could only dream of experiencing so early on in one’s career.
Victoria Yundt, 2016-2017 Just Atonement intern