• Added Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center, is seeking applications from enthusiastic students who are looking to gain professional experience in the field of law.

During this internship, the intern will assist in the following areas:

Support the day-to-day operations of the legal department. Review donor agreements and regulations. Summarize main compliance areas in donor agreements. Review and update all documents uploaded to the IWMI Legal/Intellectual Property intranet page. Compare laws from different jurisdictions where IWMI has regional/project offices. Draft legal disclaimers and materials for the digital tools and websites of IWMI. Develop checklists for the registration of trademark/patent. Prepare reports and materials for data protection, intellectual property and other related jurisdictional laws in regional/project offices.


Attorney's final/Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office packages. Willingness to learn and adapt to changing priorities. Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.


IWMI will provide a monthly stipend to the selected candidate during the internship period.

The duration of the initial internship contract will be for 6 months with the possibility of extension for another 6 months based on performance, requirements of IWMI, and availability of funds. This is a nationally recruited internship and only citizens of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply.

To apply, visit www.iwmi.org/jobs. Applications must be submitted by 24:00 (IST) on September 13, 2023 (Wednesday).

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is an international, research-for-development organization that works with governments, civil society and the private sector to solve water problems in developing countries and scale up solutions. Through partnership, IWMI combines research on the sustainable use of water and land resources, knowledge services and products with capacity strengthening, dialogue and policy analysis to support implementation of water management solutions for agriculture, ecosystems, climate change and inclusive economic growth. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, IWMI is a CGIAR Research Center with offices in 14 countries and a global network of scientists operating in more than 30 countries. www.iwmi.org

IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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