Legal and Policy Intern

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)


  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Contract Type: Internship
  • Closing Date: 16/02/2018

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) is seeking a bright and dedicated law student to work during Summer 2018 in its Washington, DC office as a full-time (40 hours per week) intern on a number of corporate accountability and human rights initiatives.

ICAR is a civil society organization that harnesses the collective power of progressive organizations to push governments to create and enforce rules over corporations that promote human rights and reduce inequality. 

Legal and Policy Interns are responsible for supporting the work of ICAR’s legal staff. Internship tasks include conducting legal research and writing in support of the below work streams, developing and drafting blog posts, researching pending legislation and regulatory comment periods related to corporate accountability, producing case summaries of corporate accountability-related litigation, and drafting minutes from meetings as required. 

The intern will assist with ongoing ICAR work streams, including but not limited to:

  • Promoting human rights due diligence and supporting corporate transparency and disclosure in relation to non-financial information, including corporations’ human rights policies, procedures, risks, and steps taken to mitigate or prevent impacts;
  • Working human rights considerations into public procurement policies;
  • Guiding the development, implementation, and review of National Action Plans on business and human rights;
  • Utilizing government trade tools for the protection of human rights in the context of business;
  • Exploring mechanisms to hold parent companies accountable for human rights harms committed by subsidiaries;
  • Supporting prosecutions of companies for human rights-related crimes;
  • Enhancing access to non-judicial mechanisms for victims of business-related human rights harms;
  • Exploring the impacts of automation on labor and the future of work; and
  • Engaging with various global governance fora, including the UN human rights system and the G20.