Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Spring 2013 Legal Internship|
|Organization:||OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (OS-SLDN)|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||OutServe-SLDN (OS-SLDN) seeks legal interns for spring 2013.
OutServe-SLDN is 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.
OS-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. OS- SLDN continues to assist veterans who were discharged under DADT or the prior regulatory ban who wish to upgrade and/or change their discharge
OS-SLDN will select two or three part-time interns for the spring semester and entertains applications from 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. The positions are unpaid, though OS-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.
OS-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.