Legal Aid Society
Posted date 15th April, 2024 Last date to apply 19th April, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi
Category Research
Type Internship Position 1
Experience 1 years
Status Closed

Job Location: Karachi

Job Type: Internship

Department / Job Category: Research

Duration: 4 weeks (full-time)

About Us:

The Legal Aid Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting vulnerable and disempowered individuals with efficient and effective legal services. One of our key programs is the Assessment of the Legal System for Religious Minorities in Pakistan. Under the scope of this program, we are working on pragmatic, data-backed interventions in Blasphemy law and its implementations which will be designed after a thorough study of the trends, causes, and perceptions of blasphemy incidents.

About the Research:

In recent times, there have been several instances of the abuse of the blasphemy law(s) that could have been avoided if we have pragmatic, planned, and data-backed interventions to tackle the sensitivities attached to blasphemy law(s). There is a plethora of research that highlights the extent of the abuse and the issues with the law, however there is a dearth of data driven researches which can reduce the number of blasphemy accusations as well as make trials more impartial. This research is divided into four stages;

  1. Gap analysis of case files and media reports on blasphemy accusations,
  2. Sentiment Analysis covering public response to incidences involving the blasphemy law,
  3. Analysis of public views on reforms in blasphemy law through public opinion poll, and,
  4. Identifying interventions through key-informant interviews to reduce frivolous accusations

These different research products will be compiled in a single comprehensive research product which will be translated in concrete policy and reform recommendations.


  • Transcriptions of 13 in-depth interviews - verbatim


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Currently in the third or fourth year of a HEC recognized University.
  • Social science background preferred.
  • Knowledge of the sensitivities attached to the issues related to blasphemy.  
  • Proficiency in English and Urdu language.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.


  • Gain valuable experience working with a reputable organization.
  • Market competitive stipend.
  • Enhance your understanding of research processes.


EEO Statement

Integrated into our shared values is LAS’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of sex, age, race, colour, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics or conduct protected by law. LAS is committed to being an inclusive organization where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encouraged to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at LAS has an ongoing responsibility to respect and support a diverse environment.

Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Legal Aid Society (LAS) is committed to the prevention and protection from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). LAS explicitly prohibits its
staff, associates, partners, consultants, or any other representatives associated with the delivery of its work from:

  • Engaging in any form of sexual exploitation or abuse;
  • Sexual activity with children (persons below the age of (18) irrespective of a mistaken belief of the age of the child which shall not amount to a defense);
  • Exchange of money, employment, goods or services for sex, including sexual favors or other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behavior, is prohibited. This includes any exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries of assistance;
  • Sexual relationships between LAS staff and beneficiaries of assistance, since they are based on inherently unequal power dynamics, undermine the credibility and integrity of the work of LAS and are strongly discouraged.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates may apply online latest by19th of April, 2024.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for test & interview.
  • Please email your queries at [email protected]
  • The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.
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