INTERN - PROGRAM/MARKETING - The International Law Institute "ILI", an internationally renowned, independent, not-for-profit educational organization based in Washington DC, is seeking undergraduate, graduate or otherwise suitably qualified interns with an interest in international law, international economics or development issues.

Internships are available on a rolling admission basis throughout the year.

The intern will assist in the development of research, marketing and coordination of ILI seminars (including database research and maintenance), researching and interfacing with donor organizations and assisting in compiling new curricula.

This is an unpaid internship. Full-time internship is encouraged and preferred, but the minimum is 20 hours per week. Computer and research skills and proficiency in one or more foreign languages are preferred, but not required. This is a great opportunity to interact with delegates from around the world, assist in international development and to audit selected seminars.

Please submit your resume and cover letter below.  Please be sure to indicate in the application your availability both in terms of hours and time frame. 

Thank you for your consideration.



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THE INTERNATIONAL LAW INSTITUTE "ILI" is a leading provider of training and technical assistance in international law, international economics, and other aspects of international relations.  Established in 1955 and formerly part of  Georgetown University, ILI is now an independent, non-political, non-profit 501 c 3 educational institute serving a global constituency.  More than 38,000 participants, from over 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

ILI also provides technical expertise to developing nations in the drafting of laws and the designing of their economic and government policies, in efforts to further support and promote good and efficient governance through the rule of law. 

ILI consults and trains on a spectrum of subject matters including: all areas of International Law; Governance; Management; Development Financing and Reform; Capital Markets; Trade; Project Management and Infrastructure; Procurement; and Public Policy, International Investment Agreement, Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Policies, Commercial Law, Energy Policy, Debt Management, Privatization, PPP, Bankruptcy, Government Anti-Corruption, among others.

ILI is headquartered in Washington, DC, with independent regional centers in Kampala, Uganda; Abuja, Nigeria; Cairo, Egypt; Santiago, Chile; Istanbul, Turkey; representative office in Beijing, China, and partners in India, Mexico, Italy, Germany, and Serbia. 

ILI has drafted over 40 laws (ratified) for developing countries; designed and implemented country systems.  ILI works closely with and advises many governments across the globe including the US where we have worked with US Dept. of State in the areas of publishing and training at the Foreign Service Institute. 


Due to the large quantity of programs and projects ILl is being requested to conduct for interests in China, ILl is advising interested university students, recent graduates or otherwise suitably qualified persons to submit their CV and letter of interest to ILl for the special position of intern assisting with our China programs.

The intern will participate in the preparation and delivery of these programs.  They will gain extraordinary knowledge of law and policy of both the United States and China.  You will work closely with global experts, international organizations, and senior government officials.  You will also gain insight into the process by which the International Law Institute responds to and supports country development through the rule of law.

[In addition to working on China programs, interns will also work on programs with Russia, countries thoroughout Africa, SE Asia, India, and on program for the IFC among others]


  • This is a great opportunity to interact with delegates and senior officials from around the world; to learn and assist in international development; to contribute to programs that may result in reforming country laws and policies; and to audit ILI seminars conducted by some of the top legal, economic, and development practitioners in the world.
  • This is an unpaid internship. Full-time internship is encouraged.
  • A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week is requested.



  • Candidates must be professional; self driven; confident in engaging with others; culturally sensitive; and detail oriented.
  • Candidates should reside in the greater Washington, DC metro area.
  • Studies in law, international affairs, or policy development is preferred.
  • Mandarin fluency is required.
  • Understanding of Chinese laws, policies, and reform initiatives are highly desired
  • Candidates must have excellent writing and verbal skills in both English and Mandarin.
  • Candidates may be asked to assist in providing translation or interpretation [English to/from Mandarin] from time to time.



  • TBD.  Great opportunity for a graduate on OPT!


  • Please submit your resume and cover letter using the intern application link above.
  • Please be sure to indicate your availability both in terms of hours per week and start/end dates.
  • Please also advise if your internship is intended for university credit.


Thank you for your consideration.



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