Spring 2017 Legal Internships

Spring 2017 Legal Internships

Advancement Project is currently seeking candidates for legal internships for Spring 2017 at our national Washington, DC office. 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.

Advancement Project is a policy and legal action civil rights organization that develops innovative strategies for achieving universal opportunity and a racially 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. For more information, visit http://www.advancementproject.org/ .

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.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to the attention of Kaitlin Banner, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Reference “Spring 2017 Legal Internship - (Your First and Last Name)” in the subject line. You can also send your application via mail or fax to:

Kaitlin Banner, Senior Staff Attorney
Advancement Project
1220 L Street, N.W. Suite 850
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 728-9557 (ph)

(202) 728-9558 (fax)

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