||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 attorneys from CRR?s United States Legal Program have been counsel in virtually every major U.S. Supreme Court reproductive rights case of the past two decades. The program represents women, physicians and reproductive healthcare facilities throughout the country in litigation designed to preserve and improve access to a full range of reproductive health services, including abortion, contraception, and reproductive technologies. In addition to our groundbreaking litigation, we engage in strategic legislative advocacy on the state level and we promote the domestic application of the human rights strategies that CRR has pioneered internationally. As a legal intern with USLP, you will analyze state and federal legislation, conduct legal research in connection with active and potential litigation, assist attorneys with client intake, and work with members of our legal team on developing and carrying out the Center?s approaches to strategic and theoretical legal issues.
Our New York summer program also includes opportunities for joint projects with CRR?s Global Legal Program, 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 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 completed at least two years of law school, to have strong legal research and writing skills, and have to demonstrate interest in public interest, gender justice and/or reproductive rights.
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, legal writing sample and contact information for two references to email@example.com. 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: ?United States Legal Program Intern, Code 154, your last name.? (You may apply to both the U.S. Legal Program and the Global 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.