Hong Kong Fellowship 2024

Justice Without Borders (“JWB”) is welcoming applications for the Fellowship programmes at our Hong Kong Office for the period between June to December 2024.

 

What our Fellows will be doing

Fellows will engage in legal and capacity-building projects on behalf of migrant domestic workers who have been victims of labour and financial exploitation, discrimination, or survivors of abuse. As a Fellow, you will take an active role in one or more projects, including preparing cases for litigation, conducting strategic legal research, and preparing and participating in training workshops. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our colleagues and partners across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore.

 

Time Commitment

We are looking for student volunteers who are passionate about access to justice for migrant domestic workers to join us part-time (1.5 to 2 days a week) or full-time. For a truly meaningful engagement, applicants should be able to volunteer with us for at least 3 months with a possibility of extension beyond the agreed Fellowship period. Fellows are not expected to commit during the exam period. For applications over summer and winter breaks, preference will be given to those who can commit on a full-time basis.

 

Candidate Qualifications

We are looking for students who are interested in our area of work, self-motivated, able to work in a team, and are not afraid to take on new challenges outside of their comfort zone. 

Required:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in law, social sciences, or other related disciplines;
  • Fluency in English with strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong research skills;
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills;
  • Willing to take initiative and actively address issues that come up during work; and
  • Professionalism

Desirable but not required:

  • Speaking, reading, and writing ability in Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali, or Thai; 
  • Graphic design skills;
  • Photography skills; and
  • Knowledge of website and social media tools, including WordPress, Facebook, and LinkedIn

 

How to Apply

Please submit a one-page statement of interest, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages to Ms. Jaime Wong at jaime@forjusticewithoutborders.org. In your application, please indicate your available time period for the Fellowship

Applications are due by 15 April 2024. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis if positions are not filled.

 

About Justice Without Borders

JWB is a regional non-profit building access to justice for migrant workers, even after they return home.

JWB’s work empowers women to hold abusers accountable and secure just compensation. Serving key migration routes in Southeast Asia, JWB has operations across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. The organisations operate at the intersection of economic empowerment and access to justice.

Key work includes:

  •  Addressing the issues that survivors and their lawyers face in bringing cross-border claims
  • Scaling up impact by educating and empowering a growing network of leaders in migrant worker communities, frontline NGOs, pro bono legal aid, and government agencies.
  • Sharing best practices and resources across the region, drawing JWB’s work and collaboration with leading law firms and corporate organisations.

In the past decade, JWB has successfully litigated all of the most common harms that migrant workers in its target countries face. Experiences from this impact litigation have started making access to justice just as mobile as migrant workers. The lessons learned have fuelled skills-building trainings that have turned local caseworkers into effective advocates for transnational claims. JWB’s first decade of success now sets the stage for a movement that will turn the extraordinary of transnational justice into the ordinary. We invite you to join us in our next decade of work. 

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Justice Without Borders, Limited is a Hong Kong registered charity under Section 88 of the IRO

Justice Without Borders is a registered charity in the United States with IRS 501(c)(3) status

DISCLAIMER: JWB is an independent organization that is not affiliated with any other organizations, including “without borders” organizations. For example, Justice Without Borders is not in any way affiliated with Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontiers; Lawyers Without Borders, Inc / Abogados Sin Fronteras, or Judges Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders and Médecins Sans Frontiers are registered trademarks of Médecins Sans Frontiers International.