Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Summer 2013 Global Legal Program Internship|
|Organization:||Center for Reproductive Rights|
|Description:||2013 Summer Internship
Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. The Center engages in cutting-edge impact litigation, policy analysis, advocacy, research, and public education throughout the world, to achieve women?s equality in society and to ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.
The Center?s Global Legal Program (GLP) collaborates with women?s rights organizations and advocates around the world to promote and defend internationally-recognized reproductive rights through a range of legal strategies and global initiatives. The Center works in Africa, Asia, East and Central Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean, has a Global Advocacy program that leads its advocacy work before the United Nations and in other international fora, and has regional offices in Bogota, Nairobi and Kathmandu. Our activities include litigation to enforce reproductive rights norms in national, regional and international fora; developing advocacy tools and training materials to build the capacity and support the work of reproductive rights lawyers worldwide; monitoring and documenting violations of reproductive rights; and analyzing legal and policy developments relating to reproductive rights.
As an intern with GLP, you will assist members of our legal team with researching and writing reproductive rights-related submissions to United Nations and regional human rights bodies, conducting other general legal and policy research on international law, human rights law, and foreign and comparative law relating to reproductive rights, as well as preparing materials for advocacy in regional and international fora.
Our New York summer program also includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events, networking opportunities with other organizations, and other activities.
We seek to hire four skilled and highly-motivated legal interns in our New York office to help us pursue our mission of advancing women?s fundamental human rights this summer. Applicants are encouraged to obtain funding from law schools or other sources; we may be able to provide limited funding. Our summer program is ten weeks long.
Qualifications: Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in gender or reproductive rights. 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students with prior knowledge of human rights law are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each document should be submitted as a separate attachment. Your cover letter should tell us why you share in the Center?s mission and vision, and how you think you would help us to pursue it. We encourage you to learn about us from our website, and from the cases we have litigated, before you submit your application.
You must indicate the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email, as follows: Global Legal Program Intern, Code 155, your last name. (You may apply to both the Global Legal Program and the U.S. Legal Program, but must separately apply to each). We will not consider applications submitted incorrectly.
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application no later than November 26, 2012.
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. We look forward to receiving your application.