Externship – Washington Lawyer’s Cmt. for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs

December 11, 2009

Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs is currently accepting applications from law students interested in spring 2010 externships with their Equal Employment Opportunity Project or D.C. Prisoners’ Rights Project.  Interns assist attorneys in all aspects of the investigation and litigation of discrimination and other civil rights cases, including interacting with clients, potential clients, and witnesses.  Interns will conduct legal research and draft memoranda and possibly pleadings on a wide range of issues.

Qualifications: Highly motivated individuals with a demonstrated commitment to public interest and civil rights work are encouraged to apply.  Excellent communication and writing skills are required.  The ability to speak and write in languages other than English is a plus. 2Ls and 3Ls are preferred, but 1Ls with outstanding qualifications will be considered. Completed course work in Constitutional law and the project’s subject matter is preferred.  Applicants who can commit to working between 15 and 20 hours per week are preferred.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter indicating your project of interest, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript to Emily Read at emily_read@washlaw.org for EEO Project applicants or Deborah Golden at Deborah_golden@washlaw.org for Prisoners’ Project applicants.  Applicants interested in both projects may submit application materials to Emily Read. Fax: 202-319-1010, 11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036.


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