Legal Internship (2018)
Advancement Project is a civil rights organization that develops innovative strategies to dismantle systemic racism and achieve a just democracy. With offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA, we provide community-focused lawyering, policy research, and aggressive media strategies to grassroots organizations fighting to promote racial and social justice. Our efforts are primarily focused in these major areas: Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track, Voter Protection, Quality Education, Immigrant Justice, Policing/Mass Incarceration, and Right to Vote.
DESCRIPTION OF ROLE
Advancement Project is currently seeking candidates for legal internships for Spring and Summer 2018 at our national Washington, DC office. Legal Interns will work closely with our staff of civil rights attorneys, organizers, and communication experts in creating and implementing strategies to support identified community-organizing efforts around racial justice issues. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: legal research and analysis across all program areas, policy research, engagement with community partners, and participation in strategy meetings and coalition convenings.
- Candidates must be law students or recent law school graduates.
- Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to public service.
- Some experience in civil rights law, policy advocacy, or community organizing is a plus.
- Fluency in Spanish is also a plus.
- Eligibility for public interest grants or work-study is not required, though welcome.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Advancement Project seeks a goal-oriented, creative, energetic, and committed Individual to occupy this role in our progressive, multi-racial non-profit environment. This position is based in Advancement Project’s National Office in Washington D.C. and operates under the direct supervision of Intern Coordinators. Travel may be required.
Stipends may be available.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with their resume, one writing sample, and a list of three references to [email protected] Reference “Legal Internship – 2018” in the subject line. You can also send your application via mail or fax to:
Staff Attorney & Internship Coordinator
Advancement Project 1220 L Street, N.W. Suite 850
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 728-9557 (ph)
(202) 728-9558 (fax)
[email protected] (preferred method of contact)
Advancement Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.