Legal Issues in International Development

Project Title Legal Issues in International Development
Project Summary Use your legal talents to help USAID end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing America's security and prosperity.
Country South Africa
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The USAID legal officers covering Southern Africa (Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, etc.) are seeking law students to research and write on legal issues affecting USAID. Topics will be assigned based on issues encountered by USAID missions. The intern(s) will conduct legal research, review the policies of USAID and other USG agencies, and survey USAID practice in other Missions around the world. Topics will vary, but may include intellectual property rights, wildlife conservation, global health programs, etc. The intern(s) may assist in drafting legal guidance, interpretations and thought pieces for internal and external audiences. Strong research and writing skills desired. No prior knowledge of USAID is required.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

All work will be performed virtually. Academic credit may be available depending on the requirements of your law school. This project is cross-listed with Mozambique and interns may work with USAID legal officers in various Missions in Southern Africa.