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The Veritas Scholarship is a year-long graduate programme like no other. Catapulted to the centre of the key law and culture-making institutions of the world, you will be uniquely positioned to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the inherent dignity of all people.
Preparing You to Engage the Legal Culture
ADF International is revitalizing the international legal system by building a strong alliance of Christian professionals through several world-class training programmes. Whether you’re a lawyer, law student, or university student, we have a programme that’s tailored for your chosen field of practice.
Our programmes envision and equip you, not only to thrive in your chosen field of practice, but also to make a lasting impact in the preservation of religious freedom.
About the Veritas Scholarship
The Veritas Scholarship is for exceptional Christian graduates of law, politics, international relations, or associated disciplines who want to make a lasting impact at the highest level. Full immersion into the ADF International team and daily work with our advocates provide opportunities to think creatively, apply existing God-given skills and gifts, and develop new ones in an international environment. With fluency in English and ideally one other language, you will conduct legal and political research with opportunities to travel to and attend meetings and events arranged by the organizations and institutions with which we work.
The applications for the Scholarship year 2021-2022 are now open.
If you have any questions, please get in touch at Veritas@ADFinternational.org.
Veritas Scholar, Global Religious Freedom
The Scholar will be working from Washington, DC and focus on advocacy linked to Global Religious Freedom.
American citizenship or a valid US work permit are required for this position.
Veritas Scholar, Europe
The Scholar will be working from Viena, Austria and focus on advocacy in Europe.
A valid Austrian work permit or EU Citizenship are required for this position.
Who We Are
A faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people
Defending Freedom. Seeking Justice.
ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.
Working on an international level, we have a full-time presence at all the institutions of strategic international importance. We are accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the European Parliament and Commission, and the Organization of American States (OAS). Additionally, we enjoy participatory status with the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and engage regularly with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
We also work alongside Member States at these organizations to protect the fundamental values they were founded to uphold. ADF International’s influence at these key institutions means we are instrumental in shaping policy around the world.
On a national level, we work with local partners to provide training, funding, and legal advocacy to protect and promote religious freedom throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.
Grounded in our Christian faith, we recognize that the key to our existence can be found in the words of Jesus in John 15:5, ‘Apart from Christ, we can do nothing’.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
- University degree in law, politics, international relations or similar discipline;
- European citizenship required;
- In addition to English, fluency in one major European language is desirable;
- Knowledge of international legal systems and relevant international law;
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Strong attention to detail and proven project management skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
- Excellent problem solving skills;
- Ability to work, motivate, and initiate within a team;
- Ability to prioritize and achieve deadline goals;
- Ability to professionally handle confidential information;
- Ability to travel internationally.
If you are intrigued by this opportunity, we encourage you to apply below.
Deadline: As soon as possible
Cost/funding for participants:
You will receive a reglar stipend and have work-related travel and expenses covered by ADF International. This includes return flights to and from your home country at the start and end of the programme.