PIRGs Recruiting JDs for Advocacy & Leadership Positions Nationwide
U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. For decades, they’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests. State-based PIRGs and the US PIRG are soliciting applications from JDs with a passion for consumer and environmental justice and leadership and organizing skills. Postions are located in DC, Montana , Florida, North Carolina, Texas, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.
Post Grad Fellowship Working with the Allied Criminal Justice System to Refine System Reponses to Gender-Based Violence
AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, a non-profit agency comprised of former prosecutors, is accepting applications from candidates for two post-graduate fellowship opportunities. The Fellows will begin in the fall of 2014.
AEquitas is comprised of legal experts whose mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. Their goal is to constantly develop innovative prosecutorial practices that directly affect the way that justice professionals and all of society respond to crimes involving violence against women. They also collaborate on special projects that support their mission of increasing victim safety. For complete application info visit here.
CCR Seeks International Human Rights Summer Intern
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks a third or fourth year undergraduate student, recent graduate, or graduate student with a strong commitment to social justice to help with several legal and advocacy-related projects.
The intern will work 20-40 hours per week (unpaid) over the summer, assisting legal workers and attorneys in CCR’s IHR docket on several on-going projects and case development. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a range of issues and cases. Responsibilities would include: assisting in factual research, review, and writing; reviewing and indexing documents, especially those released by government agencies in FOIA requests; litigation; performing literature and press reviews, identifying vendors; experts, and gathering information as part of outreach strategy; and general administrative tasks. Application deadline is May 3. For complete info visit here.
ACLU Seeking Fall Legal Intern for Criminal Law Reform Project
The Criminal Law Reform Project seeks an end to excessively harsh crime policies that result in mass incarceration and stand in the way of a just and equal society. The Project focuses its work at the “front end” of the criminal justice system, from an individual’s first contact with law enforcement through to the sentencing phase, with an emphasis on ending drug prohibition, which has failed to achieve public safety while putting unprecedented numbers of people behind bars and eroding constitutional rights.
The Project fulfills its mission by litigating and conducting strategic and precedent-setting advocacy that promotes reform of the criminal justice system and drug laws in particular, reduces the number of people entering the system, and protects the constitutional rights of those in the system. Application deadline is August 15. For complete application info visit here.
ABA Death Penalty Representation Project Seeks Fall Legal Interns
The ABA created the Project in 1986 in order to better inform the bar and public about the lack of representation available to death row inmates. They address this urgent need by recruiting competent, volunteer attorneys, offering counsel training and assistance, and working for systemic reform to ensure that individuals facing a sentence of death are represented at every stage of the proceedings by competent counsel.
Interns do legal and policy research, prepare case summaries, review inmate letters, maintains resources and website. Application deadline is August 15. For complete application info visit here.