Jobs & Internships

Program Officer

This position contributes to CJA’s overall mission by assisting with general administration for the organization and supporting operations for our technical assistance programs. The ideal candidate will have superb written and interpersonal communication, excellent organizational and self-management skills, a strong attention to detail and deadlines, and a learning mindset. This is a full-time, salaried position with excellent benefits. This position is fully remote and can be based anywhere in the United States.

Program Officer Job Description

Director of Individual Giving

This position contributes to CJA’s overall mission by leading cultivation and management of individual donors, planning and executing public outreach and donor cultivation activities, contributing to fundraising and public awareness efforts through social media and the web, maintaining donor and funder data and information systems, and drafting communications and proposals to individual donors and family foundations.

Director of Individual Giving Job Description

Legal Fellowships

CJA seeks candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills and a keen interest in CJA’s mission to apply for a legal fellowship.

A legal fellowship gives an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to work for 1-2 years as a junior staff attorney. Ideal candidates are third-year law students, judicial clerks, U.S. LLM students, or recent law graduates with a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or international criminal law.

CJA Legal Fellow Call for Applications 2023-2024

Legal Internships

We generally accept second and third-year law student interns each semester and during the summer and winter terms to work with us remotely.  Exceptional first-year law students may be considered for the summer term. These positions are unpaid.

We are now reviewing applications for fall 2022. The deadline for submissions for spring and summer 2023 is December 15, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

CJA Legal Internship Full Job Description 


As a small non-profit organization, CJA relies on the help of volunteers and pro bono professionals who are dedicated to bringing human rights abusers to justice. We offer volunteer opportunities for students or professionals.

CJA partners with outside law firms and investigation firms who provide significant pro bono resources to investigate and litigate large and complex cases on behalf of our clients, to help bring our cases to trial and hold human rights abusers accountable. On occasion, we also work with lawyers, non-legal professionals, and other volunteers on a pro bono basis on more limited and discrete projects.  This includes appellate work, FOIA, foreign language translation, country monitoring, research, fundraising, marketing, IT/tech, web and graphic design, special event support, and administrative assistance.

If you are interested in providing pro bono support to CJA, please email with the subject line “Volunteer at CJA.”

Note: CJA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment.  People of color, women, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.