Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Fall 2012 Legal Intern|
|Organization:||Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) seeks legal interns for the fall of 2012.
SLDN, a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality within the military and providing free and direct legal assistance to service members affected by discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity. SLDN works to ensure that evenhanded policies and regulations, providing equal treatment and opportunity for all, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity are established and effectively implemented in the armed forces, including active duty, National Guard, reserve and officer training programs. SLDN continues to assist veterans who were discharged under DADT or the prior regulatory ban who wish to upgrade
and/or change their discharge paperwork.
SLDN will select two part-time interns for the fall semester. SLDN accepts applications from 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. The positions are unpaid, though SLDN encourages applicants to secure funded fellowships. Students may also receive credit in exchange for their services when permitted in accordance with law school policies.
Ideal candidates will have strong written and oral communications skills, strong research abilities, and demonstrated academic performance. Ideal candidates will also have military experience and experience in crisis management and client contact.
SLDN is committed to providing interns with substantial responsibility. Interns will counsel clients with attorney supervision and produce 2-3 written work products. Interns will master a substantive area of military law as it applies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender service members. Interns will obtain significant legal aid experience and may have exposure to some policy advocacy and experience with ongoing litigation.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is fully committed to the principles of non- discrimination and treats all its Board members, Honorary Board members, Officers, volunteers, employees, donors, contractors, consultants and clients without discrimination as to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, height, weight, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability (if otherwise qualified with or without accommodation), HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veterans status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.