Pro Bono Volunteer Opportunities

International Paralympic Committee Pro Bono Programme

Programme Details

Application Deadline: September 23, 2022

About the International Paralympic Committee (IPC):
The IPC’s vision is for an inclusive world through Para sport. The work of the Paralympic Movement is a catalyst for driving social inclusion and advancing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IPC seeks to use the influential global position of the Paralympic Movement and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability and empower social transformation.
The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It supervises the organisation of the Paralympic Games and serves as the International Federation for six Para sports.
The IPC is a purpose-driven non-profit association. Its mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.
Website: paralympic.org
Address: Adenauerallee 212-214, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Work Description:
Providing remote pro bono support and assistance to the IPC legal department. In particular in relation to:
• Rules and regulations
• Anti-doping, classification and disciplinary matters, including hearings
• Commercial contracts
• Legal research
• Ad hoc legal queries

Prerequisites:
• A good understanding of contract law is an asset.
• Fluency in English.

Start and end dates:
The programme will run on a semester by semester basis.

Estimated total hours:
Flexible, as work will be sent to a central email inbox and can be carried out based on availability.

Attorney supervisor: Liz Riley, IPC General Counsel

How to apply: please send your CV and a short cover email to LegalJobs@paralympic.org.