Job Title: Lawyers Network Spring 2018 Law Student Internship
Department: U.S. Programs
Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 150 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
Internship Summary: The Center for Reproductive Rights is developing an exciting new initiative called the Lawyers Network. This position will support the Lawyers Network team to engage legal leaders from law firms, corporate legal departments, not-for-profit and other areas of the profession via bar associations. The Network provides support to members of the legal community committed building knowledge and support for reproductive rights issues and the Center’s work.
The internship is part-time during the Spring 2018 semester, with an expected commitment of 10-15 hours/week. Candidates are encouraged to seek academic credit for the internship. A small stipend may be available if academic credit cannot be obtained.
The internship will be based in either the Washington, D.C. or New York City office.
- Conducting legal, factual, and other research and analysis in connection with active and potential U.S.-focused initiatives;
- Working with members of the Lawyers Network team to develop legal education and advocacy materials.
- Completed at least one year of law school by September 2017;
- Strong legal research and writing skills; and
- Demonstrated interest in public interest, human rights, gender justice, reproductive rights, and/or reproductive justice.
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information of three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.