Legal Intern - Immediate Start
Duties | The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice is seeking a law student who will work directly with the Section’s Director and members of its Task Force on Fair Elections and Voting Rights on three voting rights and election protection publications. The Section recently undertook a massive project to expand the number of lawyers prepared to protect voters’ rights by providing training and materials to bolster their skills for engagement in voting rights, fair redistricting, and election protection primarily within Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and historically underrepresented communities. The legal intern will conduct legal research and will assist in monitoring state and federal legislative developments, draft training materials, and assist in the Section’s outreach efforts. This is an opportunity for a law student to have an impact on important work. This would be 10-15 hours/week, for a period of two months.
Requirements | The Section accepts applications for internships from second- and third-year law students who have completed coursework on elections or voting rights. Candidates must possess superior writing and legal research skills. Women, persons of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities, and students from other minority groups are encouraged to apply. The internship is unpaid, although the Section welcomes candidates who have their own funding. The Section also will work with students seeking academic credit for their work through an externship or other similar program.
Duties | Undergraduate interns will work directly with the Section’s staff members on policy and project development and implementation. Specifically, the interns will research and assist in monitoring legal and legislative developments on various human rights, civil liberties, and social justice issues. Interns' duties may include attending congressional hearings, Supreme Court arguments, meetings of civil rights and civil liberties organizations and coalitions, and other events involving individual rights issues. The interns will write brief reports on events they have attended and may write articles for the Section newsletter. The interns will also work directly with Section staff to maintain a strong social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube platforms, as well as weekly marketing on these platforms for Section programming. Depending on an intern’s interests and/or time, they may also develop a project independent of the intern’s day-to-day duties, but related to Section priorities and issues. The Section also will work with students seeking academic credit for their work through an internship, “semester in Washington,” or other similar program. Please note that the Section asks for a minimum commitment of 15 hours/week during the Fall and Spring terms, and 20 hours/week during the Summer.
Requirements | The Section strongly prefers internship candidates to be in their junior or senior years, but applications from all students will be accepted. A candidate must be hard-working, mature, and professional, and must possess superior writing and research skills. A candidate also must have a demonstrated commitment to working on Section issues. Women, persons of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities, and students from other minority groups are encouraged to apply. Internships are unpaid, although the Section welcomes candidates who have their own funding.