Legal Internship, New York City

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Legal Interns

Legal Momentum is the nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights of all women and girls (it was formerly known as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund).  Legal Momentum uses litigation, public policy advocacy and education to address systemic issues facing women and girls throughout the United States. Legal Momentum has offices in New York City. Legal Momentum has unpaid internships or internships for school credit available for the academic year.  A 15-30 hour per week commitment for 10-12 weeks is required. The position is based in New York City.

General Internship Description

Legal interns assist in developing litigation with legal research, prospective client interviews, drafting pleadings, memoranda and other aspects of litigation, as well as in developing education and policy advocacy materials on a range of women’s rights issues.  Issues covered include poverty and welfare reform, immigrant women, violence against women, childcare, non-traditional employment for women, and employment discrimination.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and analyzing issues concerning discrimination, violence against women and others.
  • Assist in litigation activities, including drafting and reviewing pleadings and memoranda.
  • Drafting letters, fact sheets and articles.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Law student from an accredited law school.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and be proactive.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Commitment to the rights of women and girls.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample either by email or in hard copy to:

Legal Momentum
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The positions will remain open until filled.