Spring 2019 Legal Internship, National Political Advocacy Department - Reproductive Freedom, DC

ACLU - Washington, DC4.5

30+ days agoPart-timeEstimated: $23,000 - $31,000 a year
The National Political Advocacy Department (NPAD) works on a number of fronts to advance and protect reproductive freedom, including access to abortion and contraception. NPAD seeks a law school intern to assist with research and analysis on federal and state policies related to reproductive health, rights, and justice.


Interns will have the opportunity to research and analyze federal and state policies related to reproductive health, rights, and justice. The internship is part-time with weekly hours that are negotiable and typically requires a 10-week commitment.


Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside NPAD’s Reproductive Freedom policy experts on the following:

Tracking legislation
Conducting research on legislation, executive orders, attorney general opinions, legislative history, case law, and academic scholarship
Drafting memos, fact sheets, testimony, public comments, and other advocacy tools
Other duties as assigned


This Internship is open to students who will have completed their first semester of law school before the internship commences. Interns should possess the following:

Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, conducting internet research, and utilizing databases
Solution-oriented with the initiative to see projects through to completion
Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, civil rights and social justice
Desire to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving conflicts
Familiarity with reproductive freedom issues and the legislative process a plus


Please send a cover letter, describing your interest in reproductive freedom and civil liberties, including any relevant life or work experience gained before or during graduate school; a resume; and a list of three references to HRJobsNPAD@aclu.org. Reference [National Political Advocacy Department-Reproductive Freedom Spring 2019 Legal Internship] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to National Political Advocacy Department postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.

Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.