Legal Research Intern (Re-Post)

: ECPAT International
: 18 Sep 2023
29 / September / 2023

Position:                         Legal Research Intern

Location:                         Bangkok, Thailand

Duration:                        Six Months

Starting date:                early October 2023

Reports to:                     Research and Child Rights Monitoring Manager

Grading:                          INTERN   



The ECPAT International internship programme is designed to provide an opportunity to eligible candidates to contribute to and learn about child protection issues, particularly child’s rights to live free of sexual exploitation of children. Eligible candidates have the opportunity to be part of a professional team in an international working environment and through practical and hands-on exposure and involvement to learn about and contribute to ECPAT’s child protection work. Interns are eligible to participate in the ECPAT International Secretariat activities. Interns are expected to carry out the duties assigned to them under the responsibility of the designated supervisor.


  • Research, collect and analyse information on national laws, legal procedures, policies and implementation practices related to sexual exploitation of children in an ECPAT target countries. This includes a research into the current status of sexual exploitation of children in the country, general measures of implementation, prohibitions, protection and prevention measures related to exploitation of children in prostitution, online child sexual exploitation, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and child, early and forced marriage.


  • Draft legal sections of ECPAT publications (for example ECPAT Country Overviews or others) and reports for the submission with global or regional human rights mechanisms, such as: the Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodical Review; the Committee on the Rights of the Child for their review of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and/or the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography or; the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child for their review on child rights.


All reports/publications are written in close collaboration with other members of the ECPAT Research Team and the ECPAT members and partners in the country under review;


  • Assist in the preparation of workshops, trainings and meetings on legal issues or human rights reporting;
  • As requested, review other ECPAT publications and materials to strengthen texts related to legal and research frameworks;
  • Assist ECPAT International with translation and proofreading of publications and other documents;
  • On an informal and as-needed basis, assist with other ECPAT regional and thematic programmatic tasks or any other tasks as assigned.





  • Advanced degree in Law with a focus in international law and/or human rights or equivalent;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Ability to synthesise large amounts of information into concise formats;
  • Knowledge of international legal standards related to child’s rights;
  • Fluency in English and excellent English writing skills.



  • Acceptable level of knowledge of legal standards on sexual exploitation of children;
  • Fluency in other languages;
  • Previous exposure to child’s rights or other social activities;
  • Experience in working with human rights and social development issues specifically as they relate to the rights of children;
  • Exposure to child’s rights or other social issues.



A modest stipend of 15,000 Bath/month (around $440 USD) will be made available to the intern. ECPAT will also provide a travel lump sum to support costs of relocation/visa. The amount of the lump sum will be assessed based on the country of origin of the selected applicant.  All other costs related to the internship, i.e., travel, passport, visa or living costs in Bangkok, are to be borne by the intern or his/her sponsoring institution or organisation.




To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter, with your name and the position title in the subject line to vacancy@ecpat.org   


For further information on the application process, please visit the dedicate page on ECPAT’s website.


Application Deadline: 29 September 2023


ECPAT International is committed to keeping children safe. The selection process reflects our commitment to the safeguarding of children.

Contact : vacancy@ecpat.org


ขณะนี้มีเวปไซด์ปลอม หลอกให้โอนเงินบริจาคในนาม Oxfam โดยใช้ชื่อว่า th-oxfam.org กับ th-oxfam.com จึงขอแจ้งมา ณ ที่นี้ว่าปัจจุบัน องค์การอ็อกแฟมในประเทศไทยไม่ได้เปิดระดมทุนจากประชาชนทั่วไป และไม่มีการเปิดรับบริจาคใดๆ ทั้งสิ้น

At present, there are fake website under the names of th-oxfam.org and th-oxfam.com asking for donation, therefore, kindly be informed that Oxfam in Thailand currently does not accept any individual donation from the public and does not conduct any fundraising activity.
Please beware of donation scams!

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Beware! There are currently fake websites and unauthorised LINE groups calling for donation, falsely claiming to be associated with Save the Children Thailand. Please be informed that our official website is http://thailand.savethechildren.net. We do not authorise any individuals to call for and accept donations on our behalf, and never ask for donations through LINE. If you have concerns that you are being deceived, please report directly to the police reporting channel - https://www.pct1599.net.

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