**Deadline is rolling***
Center for Reproductive Rights. Washington, DC, USA.
The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) 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's U.S., International and Government Relations programs engage in litigation, policy analysis, legal research, and public education seeking to achieve women's equality in society and ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.
The Center for Reproductive Rights will be hiring 1 or 2 legal interns for the Government Relations Program DC office for the summer of 2011.
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in gender/women's issues and reproductive rights. 2L, 3L and LL.M. students with prior knowledge of human rights law are strongly encouraged to apply.
Government Relations Program (1 - 2 positions-DC): The Washington, DC office represents the Center's views on Capitol Hill, in the State Department, and before executive branch agencies. The Center is committed to advocating boldly for the centrality of abortion rights and women's access to abortion services in the pro-choice agenda, and our human rights mandate and expertise in constitutional, comparative and international law give the Center a unique policy perspective. Interns in the Government Relations Program will monitor and respond to legislative and other political developments, including hearings, markups and other events; draft materials, including bill analysis, fact sheets, legislative drafting and legal memoranda, for us in lobbying activities and other outreach; and prepare internal and external updates, blog posts, op-eds and other written analyses. The Summer Intern program is ten weeks long.
Compensation: Applicants are encouraged to obtain funding or credits from law schools or other sources; limited funding may be available from the Center.
To apply for the Government Relations Program Internship, please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for two references to:
Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Applicants must indicate "Government Relations Program Intern (Code 99) and their last name" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter, resume and writing sample should be sent as attachments.
Mailing Address: Government Relations Program Intern Committee, Center for Reproductive Rights, 120 Wall Street, 14th Floor New York, N.Y. 10005
Deadline: Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.