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Posted on September 2, 2020

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center (the Center) seeks a law student extern for the fall 2020 semester for the Workplace Justice team to support the Center’s work advocating for stronger antidiscrimination protections, especially relating to harassment. Law students who are available to commit 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the fall semester are eligible to apply. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, this position will be 100% remote. The Center will work with the extern to secure academic credit.

About 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 those who face multiple forms of discrimination.

For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight.

Extern Duties and Responsibilities 

The extern will support advocacy around workplace antidiscrimination policy reform efforts, especially as relates to workplace harassment. This work includes conducting research on workplace antidiscrimination policies, tracking legislation, writing blogs, tracking and compiling the latest resources and research on this issue, assisting in the coordination of monthly coalition meetings, and conducting organizational mapping.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample (a policy-based writing sample is preferred over a legal brief),and three supervisory or academic references to internships@nwlc.org. Please indicate Fall WPJ Extern in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.

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; people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals; veterans; and LGBTQI individuals.


As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org.

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