Law Student Internship

Posted on May 9, 2018

May 2018

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks a law student intern for the summer. Interns would ideally be available full-time 37.5 hours per week.

Please visit to learn more about the various internship programs offered by NWLC.

The Organization

We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives—at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income – and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation. The Center has a staff of more than 70 and an annual budget of more than $13 million. For more information on the Center, visit

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a summer legal intern to work with our Legal Director and with the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment, health, and reproductive rights. The student selected will work with our Legal Director on litigation across the Center’s program areas and the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund on a variety of tasks including intake related interviews and case analysis for litigation potential. The selected intern may also work with other attorneys during the internship. NWLC will provide students with varied work assignments which may also include outreach to the community about the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, legal research, drafting pleadings, writing articles and fact sheets, and attending outreach and policy related events. The NWLC office is a friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections with activist lawyers in the women’s rights field and broader advocacy communities in DC.

How to Apply

A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please submit your complete application to and include the type of internship (academic credit or PIP) and the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. 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 genders, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and LGBTQI individuals.

Reasonable accommodations

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 or you may send the request by mail to:

National Women’s Law Center
ATTN: Human Resources Director
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036


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