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Apply now for a legal internship at the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation

The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) is looking for a highly motivated legal intern, who wishes to gain professional experience in sports law. The intern will support the Foundation in general case management, general administrative tasks, media and communications. This six-month paid internship will provide the intern with supervised practical work experience and an opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of key issues in sports integrity, governance and safe sport.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • General case management support (reviewing and analysing complaints, summarising the issues, drafting communications, filing, preparation for hearing and tracking cases)

  • Assist and take notes in witness interviews

  • Weekly communications/social media updates

  • Prepare minutes of meetings and other documents

  • Draft legal documents

  • Work on presentations

  • Conduct research into specific topics and draft summaries of research results

  • Perform administrative tasks, such as filing, copying, and scheduling meetings

  • Undertake other related ad-hoc tasks and assignments as required

Read the full job description:

GEF Legal intern advert Feb 2023
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Julien Castello, who is just finishing his internship at the GEF to continue his law studies at the l'Ecole d'Avocature of the University of Geneva, said: “My internship at the Foundation went very well from a personal and professional point of view. The different missions of the Foundation have allowed me to have a new approach to justice in general, which will certainly help me in my professional career. I also realised the importance of sports organisations developing their mode of operation to meet the requirements of good governance, in order to respond adequately to all these issues affecting sports in general.”

He added: “One of the most interesting and, at the same time, challenging aspects of working in an entity like the Foundation was discovering the functioning and interaction between all the actors of the gymnastics world. The multicultural nature and aspects of the Foundation's mission mean that we often have to adopt a different approach in each case.”

“Today, there is a significant increase in cases of abuse (of various forms) in different sports, not only in gymnastics. Our work within the Foundation can be challenging, but it is essential to ensure that all athletes can perform in a safe environment and to continue to raise awareness of the issues.”

Ready to embark on this journey and contribute to a healthy future of sport? Then please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) to no later than Friday, 3 February 2023.

photo credit: FIG

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