All JSCA internships last at least three months. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can spend more than three months at the Center. Internships may be full- or part-time, with minimum availability of 20 hours per week (five half-days to be agreed do depending on the availability of the intern and the institution’s work).

Preference will be given to applicants who submit a research proposal related to JSCA’s areas of work. These applicants will be given guidance by a researcher, who will help them adjust and conduct the research.
Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be students who have completed at least eight semesters of university-level study or young professionals in fields related to JSCA’s work (law, administration, communications, international relations, political science, sociology).
  • Applicants must be able to work either 20 hours (part-time) or 40 hours (full-time) per week at JSCA.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

What can you expect from a JSCA internship?

  • A certificate upon completion of the internship;
  • A performance evaluation;
  • Inclusion on the annual list of interns;
  • Letters of recommendation upon request depending on the individual’s performance and initiative;
  • The opportunity to remain connected to the Center at the professional level depending on availability and ongoing projects;
  • Acquisition of work experience and specific knowledge of civil and criminal justice reforms in the context of an Inter-American System agency.

What does JSCA expect of its interns?

  • Responsibility and dedication to the work;
  • Ability to adapt to different tasks;
  • Advanced knowledge of English (not required);
  • Willingness to take on tasks aside from those planned;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Initiative and proactiveness;
  • Self-sufficiency;
  • Honesty and collegiality;
  • Advanced knowledge of civil and/or criminal law (attorneys or law students) (not required);
  • Advanced knowledge of procedure law (attorneys or law students) (not required).

Interested parties must submit the following to JSCA simultaneously:

  • The application form that can be accessed using the tabs at the top of this page.
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages), to be submitted to
  • A letter of intent (maximum one page) explaining the reasons the applicant is interested in completing an internship at JSCA, to be submitted to
  • A research proposal related to judicial systems, access to justice and the other areas in which JSCA works (optional, but will be considered positively).

Once the form and other required materials are received, JSCA will send a response to the applicant based on the availability of the organization, the applicant’s profile and ongoing projects.