Spring/Summer 2013 Law Student Internships
National Women's Law Center - Washington, DC

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The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) seeks law student interns for the spring and summer of 2013. The Center conducts internship programs with law schools for each academic semester, including summer.

Internship positions are typically unpaid; however, students may earn credit hours from their respective law schools or seek fellowships to fund their work with the Center. Law students who are available to volunteer 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the academic year, or full-time during the summer, are eligible to apply.

The Organization The National Women's Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women's legal rights. The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment, health, and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities Students selected will be assigned to one attorney mentor, but may work with several attorneys during the course of the semester. The program attempts to match student preferences as to substantive areas and provide students with varied work assignments which may include writing briefs, drafting complaints, writing articles and fact sheets, commenting on proposed federal agency regulations, preparing Congressional testimony, researching legislative history, and attending court, executive branch and Congressional proceedings. It is not possible, however, to guarantee that each student will participate in litigation or other specific activities undertaken by the Center.

The NWLC office is an extremely friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and make professional connections. NWLC offers brown-bag lunches on a variety of timely topics and encourages interns to make the most of their time with the organization.