Fall 2013 Legal Internship-ACLUF Reproductive Freedom Project, NY

The Project is offering Fall Legal Interns the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation projects.  Our Fall Legal Internship requires a 10 hour per week commitment.  Students are highly encouraged to seek Public Interest Fellowship funds for the internship.  Arrangements can also be made with the student’s law school for work/study stipends or course credit.
The Fall Legal Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Reproductive Freedom Project team.  Interns will assist in all aspects of litigation.  Interns will gain experience by working on the following:
  • Conducting legal and policy research.
  • Drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs.
  • Work on researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims.
  • Conduct research and draft materials for public education.
This Legal Internship is open to first and second year law students who possess the following:
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research.
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion.
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and legal issues.
  • A strong interest and commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a resume, the names and telephone numbers of three references, an official or unofficial transcript, and a legal writing sample, preferably 10 pages or fewer in length by email to hrjobsRFP@aclu.org reference [RFP Fall 2013 Legal Internship/ACLU-W] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Reproductive Freedom Project postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
Reproductive Freedom Project
RE: RFP Fall 2013 Legal Internship
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required.  It does not represent a contract of employment.  The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and or posting at any time without advance notice.
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