Indonesian Legal Fellowship 2024 (Summer)

Justice Without Borders (JWB) is seeking passionate individuals to join us as a legal fellow on our regional legal team for the period of 3 June 2024 – 3 September 2024. If you are keen to work for a cause with meaning, are self-motivated and comfortable working in a culturally diverse team, read on to find out more!


What we Offer:  

  1. Hands-on experience in managing real migrant worker cases
  2. Regular mentoring for those who are still building experience
  3. Gain insights on migrant domestic workers (MDW) issues and legal rights
  4. Flexible working hours with a fantastic regional team
  5. Work in a multicultural environment with teams and partners across a regional network in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.


You will make an Impact by: 

Working alongside JWB’s staff, volunteers and fellows, you will be involved in:

  1. Casework such as client interview, case analysis, case administration, and more
  2. Strategic legal research development for our target audiences 
  3. Capacity building program, to provide assistance on group facilitation, material development, and other administrative matters. 


Terms of engagement:

  1. 14 hours per week, for at least 3 months. This ensures enough exposure for a good experience.
  2. Working remotely, with in-office work possible for those interested


What we are Looking For: 

  1. Preferably final year law students;  
  2. Proficiency in English writing and oral communication skills
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Good judgement, critical thinking and attentive to details
  5. Resourceful, self-directed, able to follow through on tasks and responsibilities independently
  6. Professionalism. JWB treats its volunteers as professionals and entrusts high levels of responsibility in them accordingly.
  7. Have their own laptop with Microsoft Office products and ability to communicate via web applications (email, calendar) throughout the day;
  8. Reside around Jabodetabek area.


How to Apply:

Please submit a one-page statement of interest, CV, and writing samples no more than 10 pages  to Vivi Octavia at Applications are due by 30 April 2024. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are 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. 

#accesstojustice  #justicewithoutborders   #communityempowerment  

For more information, please visit: 

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.