Ricky, former UCCF worker, has recently returned from 7 months in Nairobi:
As an intern at CLEAR Kenya (Nairobi), you'll dive right into the promising yet haphazard waters of the provision of access to justice in Kenya. From interviewing clients in the office or in the charity's bi-weekly prison visits, to regular legal research and drafting to simply ensuring efficient day-to-day case management - whether uneventful or hectic - a day in the life of a CLEAR Kenya intern is a practical means of engaging with God's heart for justice.
Do you need to know the ins-and-outs of Kenyan law?
No - yet the hands-on nature of the role calls for a willingness to research well, learn swiftly, and think on your feet. The role will develop these foundational skills from your legal training, which will be key where at times you quite literally have to become an expert overnight; whether in leading a prison law lecture on the death-penalty offences the next day or writing an opinion on a client's case for the instructing advocate.
If being self-funded is a sticking-point, let it not be so. This was raised through monthly prayer letter appeals plus an online fundraising page set up beforehand and running throughout that period.
In all, the internship presents a formidable opportunity to be a part of a team advocating for greater access to justice in Kenya, ultimately, in and through the gracious, assured hope in the good news of Jesus and His impact now and anticipating the perfect justice to come.
For a flavour of life as a volunteer, visit the blog of Ian and Merle, who have recently returned after spending 6 months volunteering alongside CLEAR Nairobi.