Education Internship

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks a fall legal intern for our Education team interested in supporting the Law Center’s work to ensure equal access to education for all students, with a focus on sexual harassment, school discipline, discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, and anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Our work also seeks to center Black and brown girls, queer and trans students, and disabled students.

*Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this internship opportunity will be fully remote for the fall.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For almost 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women. Find out more at NWLC.org.

Responsibilities

The Education team works on a range of issues, including sexual harassment, discriminatory school discipline against girls of color (particularly Black girls), discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, and anti-LGBTQ discrimination, from a range of tactics, including developing outreach materials; federal and state legislative advocacy; administrative advocacy; and litigation and filing amicus briefs. The intern will support this work, with duties including:

  • Legal research and analysis, for both short-term assignments and at least one longer research memo throughout the fall;
  • Drafting factsheets, blogs, talking points, testimony, and other materials;
  • Participating and summarizing various coalition meetings, events, briefings, webinars, or calls;
  • Other tasks as needed.

Qualifications

The ideal intern will have:

  • completed at least one year of law school.
  • excellent legal research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • demonstrated experience and judgment working both collaboratively and independently.
  • ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • a strong desire to support a mission-driven organization through in-house legal work.

Compensation

NWLC’s Fall internship program is designed for students who are receiving academic credits from an accredited college or university.  Students participating in the program may or may not receive third-party remuneration for their participation in an internship program.

Although NWLC does not pay interns who come to NWLC at any time during the year for the purpose of receiving academic credit, NWLC will work with the intern’s college or university to fulfill the Center’s supervision and educational obligations associated with the intern’s receiving academic credit for their work at the Center.

NWLC offers stipends in the amount of $100.00 per month, not to exceed $600 for the period of the internship to defray the cost of food and transportation to interns who are receiving college/university credit.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, a resume, a recent writing sample, a law school transcript, and three supervisory or academic references via e-mail to [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans. 

Reasonable Accommodations 

If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the hiring process, please email us at [email protected]