Legal Research Intern

at ECPAT International
Published May 29, 2022
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  


The ECPAT International internship programme is designed to provide an opportunity to eligible candidates to contribute to and learn about child protection issues, particularly child’s rights to live free of sexual exploitation of children. Eligible candidates have the opportunity to be part of a professional team in an international working environment and through practical and hands-on exposure and involvement to learn about and contribute to ECPAT’s child protection work. 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.




Research, collect and analyse information on national laws, legal procedures, policies and implementation practices related to sexual exploitation of children in an ECPAT target country. This includes a research into the current status of sexual exploitation of children in the country, general measures of implementation, prohibitions, protection and prevention measures related to exploitation of children in prostitution, online child sexual exploitation, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and child, early and forced marriage. Based on this research, draft legal sections of ECPAT publications (such as ECPAT Country Overviews) and reports for the submission with global or regional human rights mechanisms, such as: the Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodical Review; the Committee on the Rights of the Child for their review of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and/or the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography or; the ACERWC for their review on child rights and the ACRWC.

All reports are written in close collaboration with other members of the ECPAT Research Team and the ECPAT members and partners in the country under review;


Assist in the preparation of workshops, trainings and meetings on legal issues or human rights reporting;

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;

On an informal and as-needed basis, assist with other ECPAT regional and thematic programmatic tasks or any other tasks as assigned.





Advanced degree in Law with a focus in international law and/or human rights or equivalent;

Strong research and writing skills;

Ability to synthesise large amounts of information into concise formats;

Knowledge of international legal standards related to child’s rights;

Fluency in English and excellent English writing skills.



Fluency in French or Spanish;

Previous exposure to child’s rights or other social activities;

Experience in working with human rights and social development issues specifically as they relate to the rights of children;

Exposure to child’s rights or other social issues.



A modest stipend of 15,000 Bath/month (around USD 440) will be made available to the intern. 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.


How to apply


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