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Fall 2016 Internships- Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawBookmark This
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Posted: July 08 2016
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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a dynamic legal civil rights organization that began as a result of President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 call to the private bar to engage in the struggle for racial and social justice in America. The Lawyers’ Committee works to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities, by leveraging the pro bono resources of the private bar.
Today, the fight for racial justice and economic opportunity is far from over. Our nation still faces tremendous challenges as we struggle to overcome the legacy of past injustice and persistent discrimination.
The Lawyers’ Committee manages a selective, unpaid internship program for law and graduate students who are highly talented and committed to racial justice. Intern coordinators and project supervisors take great care to see that each student receives challenging assignments, effective supervision, and regular feedback on job performance.
Graduate student interns are typically assigned to Public Policy. Law student interns work primarily in one of the following project areas:
• Fair Housing & Community Development
• Educational Opportunities
• Employment Discrimination
• Voting Rights
• Legal Mobilization
• Public Policy
Although assignments for each intern vary, most interns will conduct legal research, draft legal memoranda, conduct factual investigations, and participate in strategic meetings.
Fall 2016 interns must work a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week during the fall semester with a full course load, and at least 20 hours without a full course load. Full-time interns are also accepted. Students should be able to commute to the Committee’s downtown office for at least two days per week during the academic year. Fall interns typically attend colleges and universities in or around the metropolitan District of Columbia region, although the Lawyers’ Committee is also happy to host students who are participating in externship or academic exchange programs.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and “Legal and Graduate Internship Application” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information on the organization, please visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.