American Health Lawyers Association Diversity Internship & other job opportunities for students and practicing attorneys

International Paraolympic Committee – Legal Counsel (Sport, Regulation & Compliance)

olyipcThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC supervises the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as International Federation for ten sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with an impairment from the beginner to elite level. The IPC aims to make for a more inclusive society for people with an impairment through para-sport and promotes the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

The IPC offers the position of a full-time IPC Legal Counsel (Sport, Regulation & Compliance) (f/m) at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany, starting as soon as possible. This is a unique opportunity for the appropriately qualified and motivated lawyer to work at the cutting edge of sport and to influence the development of one of the most dynamic sport organisations in the world.

If you are interested in the position and your profile meets our requirements, please send your CV and cover letter in English to (IPC Human Resources Senior Manager) by February 8, 2016. Please also state your earliest possible starting date as well as your salary expectations (please give a precise figure in Euro).

International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center

georgetownThe International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative, based at Georgetown University Law Center, is seeking a program manager to establish and oversee a Secretariat to manage its work promoting the recognition and protection of the rights of migrants through research, education, and advocacy grounded in the IMBR – a comprehensive, coherent articulation of the legal rights of all international migrants. (IMBR job posting_to circulate). The program manager will join the growing Initiative at an exciting time and will be responsible for piloting a new advocacy campaign to promote the IMBR in the Americas and to expand its partnerships in the region.

The program manager should be based in Washington, DC, and will receive support from and access to resources at the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute. Please note this is an 18-month full-time independent consultancy and not an academic appointment. The salary will be $75,750 for the 18-month period.

Applications are due by January 29, 2016. More information about the IMBR Initiative can be found here.


ahlaAs part of AHLA’s initiative to cultivate diversity among attorneys practicing health law, the Association provides opportunities for talented law students of diverse backgrounds so they can learn more about this segment of the legal profession.

The eight?week internship provides interns numerous networking opportunities with leading health care attorneys, attendance at the Association’s Annual Meeting where top?notch CLE sessions on the latest in health and life sciences law are offered, and various legal research/writing projects for AHLA’s Professional Resources and Public Interest departments.

One of the most frequent observations that former interns note about AHLA’s Diversity Internship program is how the experience has opened their eyes to the wide range of career options available to them as aspiring health care attorneys. AHLA is now accepting applications. Application deadline is Monday, February 8, 2016. To apply for this internship, send a formal cover letter and resume to Cynthia Conner, Vice President of Professional Resources, at Only candidates chosen for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.

See more here.  Application Deadline: 02/08/2016 – See more at:

KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND) – Pro Bono Recruitment and Training Manager (Washington, DC)

zuno-client-kindKids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. KIND is dedicated to providing both pro bono representation and positive systemic changes in law and policy to benefit unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has field offices across the U.S.

KIND’s Pro Bono Recruitment and Training Manager will report to KIND’s Vice President for Legal Service and support KIND’s national recruitment and training efforts. The position is based out of the Washington DC office. Some travel to field offices may be required. Find job responsibilities & information about application materials here (Pro Bono Recruitment Training Manager).


seiuService Employees International Union (SEIU) has openings for part-time law clerks and full- and part-time externs during the 2016-2017 academic year, and for full-time law clerks in the Spring of 2016.

 SEIU is a progressive, dynamic and growing labor organization representing over 2 million members in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, principally in the property service, public service, and health care fields.  Attorneys in SEIU’s Legal Department engage in innovative lawyering to further the organization’s interests in organizing new workers, improving working conditions, engaging in political action, and achieving social justice.  This includes representation of SEIU in litigation before courts and administrative agencies involving the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, election campaign finance laws, and local and state labor relations statutes. 

 Law clerks and externs in the SEIU Legal Department conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, work with attorneys on pending litigation, attend hearings and conferences, and meet with union leaders. Generally, law clerks and externs are assigned to work in the Legal Department in Washington, D.C. However, a full-time law clerk may be assigned to work at a field location.  One or more of the summer clerks will be selected through the Peggy Browning Fund (

Apply Here:


logoOur Children’s Trust is a nonprofit organization seeking law student interns or externs who are interested in using the law to fight climate change. Internships (or externships) can be full time or part time, and the work can be done remotely or in our office in Eugene, Oregon. For the summer internship, preference will be given to law students who can commit to a 10-week, full-time internship.

The legal intern will directly support OCT’s legal efforts in local, state, federal, and/or international actions. The intern will be able to choose from a wide variety of projects to work on, which could include assisting attorneys around the country and the world in their legal efforts; working with experts; conducting legal and evidentiary research; drafting legal memoranda; drafting climate recovery ordinances; drafting, reviewing,and editing complaints, briefs, motions, and declarations; and assisting with discovery.

We rely heavily on legal interns and externs for these tasks, placing a premium on careful, accurate, and self-directed work. Each intern is responsible for monitoring their own workload. Julia Olson, OCT Executive Director and lead attorney on the case against the U.S. government, supervises the interns, providing themwith varied work experiences and holding regular legal meetings to review and discuss their work. The intern will be exposed to administrative, jurisdictional, statutory, and constitutional issues in multiple jurisdictions. This is an unprecedented opportunity for a law student to be part of a cutting-edge legal strategy and work with some of the top attorneys and scientists from around the world to address the climate crisis.


a2f83e_e51c4f9b115c4dd59ac0f02764e40178CCLS provides high quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation, and education to members of the client community and foster a cooperative and productive relationship with the staff and community groups. A commitment to impact litigation, team work and community lawyering is essential. 


  • Provide legal representation to clients consistent with CCLS program priorities.
  • Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners.
  • Work with CCLS advocates to ensure the delivery of high quality legal service
  • May need to participate in weekly CCLS case review meetings.
  • Identify and analyze systemic issues through individual casework, reviews of the CCLS data and participation in statewide networks of legal services advocates.
  • Interface with other CCLS and California advocates on issues of mutual interest.
  • Co-counsel client cases with other legal staff.
  • Work with client groups and community-based service providers to identify community lawyering opportunities.
  • Participate in community outreach and education events.
  • Adhere to CCLS policies and procedures.
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please e-mail cover letter (in your cover letter please indicate the CCLS office location you would prefer), resume, and three references along with a legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to: Manuel Romero, HR Director (