Pro Bono Opportunity with Disability Rights Washington

CDC launches website for fellowship and internship opportunities 

cdcThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently established a resource that streamlines information from approximately 65 CDC fellowship and internship opportunities from multiple centers across the agency into a single website. Prospective fellows and interns can now access a single site to search opportunities by length, education/degree requirements, and topic areas. The site also includes a Minority Health Snapshot– opportunities to encourage interest in public health among underrepresented individuals as well as opportunities for those that have an interest in promoting health equity and eliminating health disparities.

Check out the new website here.

Jan 25: Alternatives to Litigation: Careers in ADR & Mediation

UW Law LogoTime: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
Date: January 25, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 127

Learn more about alternatives to litigation, such as ADR, meditation and negotiation. Join for a panel discussion with local attorneys. Read the flyer here.

Jan. 31: ABA Inaugural 2017 Fellows Program application now open

center-for-innovationThe ABA Center for Innovation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our inaugural 2017 Fellows Program.

This exciting new program will bring creative thinkers to the Center to develop and launch new projects to address critical needs in the legal sector. There are two categories of fellows—

  • NextGen Fellows are recent law school graduates who will spend one year in-residence at the ABA Headquarters in Chicago, IL. These fellows will receive a stipend of $45,000, plus benefits, during their time in the program. There are two (2) NextGen fellowships available with an August 2017 start date.
  • Innovation Fellows will rotate in and out of the Chicago office on a 9-12 week basis, beginning in April 2017. There is no stipend for this fellowship, but sponsorships might be available.

Detailed information about the programs, requirements, and application guidelines can be found here.

Pro Bono Opportunity: Disability Rights Washington looking for volunteers

Disability Rights WashingtonDisability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that works on disability-rights issues across the state of Washington. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.

Volunteers who serve on our Board and councils are critical to our work. We are reaching out to encourage people with disabilities, people of color, and people from every corner of Washington to serve on our Board of Directors, our Mental Health Advisory Council, and our Disabilities Advisory Council. Thank you for applying, and thank you for sharing this message with your network.

Read more here and apply to be a volunteer here

Earthjustice in Seattle Hiring Entry-Level Associate Attorney and Many More Fabulous Opportunities

Rolling Deadline: Earthjustice Seeks Entry-Level Associate Attorney in Seattle- 2016 Grads Welcome to Apply!

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The Northwest Office of Earthjustice is seeking applicants for an Associate Attorney to begin work in the fall of 2016 or sooner.

The Northwest Office opened in 1987 to enable Earthjustice to take a more active role in preserving the unique natural resources and environment of the Pacific Northwest.  Since that time, the Northwest office has undertaken campaigns to protect old growth forests, promote salmon recovery, improve water quality, protect Puget Sound and the communities that depend on it, stop coal-fired power plants, protect farmworkers and their families from pesticides, and respond to climate change, among other things.

Although the primary focus of the Northwest office is representing environmental and citizens’ groups in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, we often take cases with national and international scope.  For example, the Northwest office is involved in cases seeking to stop coal exports to Asia and transport of crude oil to ports along the entire west coast as part of its effort to reduce reliance on dirty fossil fuels. We also have led nationwide litigation to protect 58.5 million acres of undeveloped, roadless areas on our National Forests.  We frequently work in close partnership with Native American Tribes and fence-line communities.

Act fast! Applications accepted on rolling basis. For complete application instructions please click here.

Rolling Deadline: Women Enabled International Seeks Consulting Legal Advisor

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Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for a consulting Legal Advisor—Standards and Implementation Tool. The position is for a 12-month part-time (20 hours per week) consulting contract, and is available immediately.

Overview:

The Legal Advisor—Standards and Implementation Tool will take the lead in developing a Standards and Implementation Tool, in collaboration with other members of the Women Enabled International (WEI) team, in support of the UNFPA project on Youth and Disability: Ensuring Social Inclusion and Gender Equality to Address Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence. The Standards and Implementation Tool will provide guidance to key stakeholders engaged in developing and implementing service provision in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based and sexual violence for women and young people with disabilities. The development of the Standards and Implementation Tool will be based on the following:

  • Research and analysis of international human rights laws, policies and guidance, specifically emphasizing parameters for service provision in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence for youth and women with disabilities.
  • Review of and incorporation of the findings from the forthcoming UNFPA Global Study on Youth and Disability.
  • Global consultation with key stakeholders and experts on women and youth with disabilities and sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, through both online consultations and a global convening.

Duties include:

  • Research and analyze international human rights laws, policies, and guidance;
  • Develop a Discussion Paper and draft outline, laying out the purpose, scope, and content of the Standards and Implementation tool, as well as a brief overview of the current landscape around human rights law and policy and rights-based service delivery;
  • Organize and co-facilitate a global convening to consult with key stakeholders and international experts, probably to be held in South America;
  • Organize and co-facilitate online consultations with these key stakeholders/experts;
  • Develop working draft of Standards and Implementation Tool, incorporating expert feedback from global convening; and
  • Supervise Project Coordinator and legal interns.

Qualifications:

  • A law degree.
  • At least two years of international human rights legal experience, including experience working with U.N. human rights mechanisms. Experience with women’s rights and/or disability rights, especially in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing toolkits, manuals, or similar publications using key stakeholder and expert participatory consultation processes.
  • Outstanding legal writing and research skills.
  • Capable of complex legal and policy analysis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and/or disability rights.
  • Fluency in English is required. Familiarity with other U.N. languages, especially Spanish, is a plus.
  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Location:

WEI is located in Washington, D.C. Applicants based in New York City may also be considered.

About Women Enabled International:

WEI works at the intersection of women’s rights and disability rights and advocates and educates for the rights of all women and girls and all persons with disabilities, with a focus on women and girls with disabilities, in collaboration with women’s rights organizations and women with disabilities rights organizations worldwide. Through such collaborations, WEI fosters cross-movement cooperation to bolster understanding, cross-cutting and intersectional advocacy, and the advancement of the rights of all women and girls.  Areas of focus include gender-based and sexual violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, conflict and post-conflict situations, and caregivers and caregiving, among other issues.

Compensation: 

$25,000 for the duration of the consulting contract (12 months, based on a 20-hour work week).

 To apply:

Applications should be sent to Personnel@WomenEnabled.org, and must include a cover letter; resume; brief, unedited writing sample; and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be received as soon as possible but no later than by June 20, 2016.  Please include ‘Legal Advisor—Standards and Implementation Tool’ in the email subject line.

 

Rolling Deadline: Human Rights Now Seeks Intern in Geneva Office

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Internship position in Geneva 

Internship positions at Human Rights Now (HRN) are unpaid but do not require any previous experience working for a human rights organization. Those who have strong legal backgrounds or competences which would meet our standard are highly encouraged to apply. Please see below for more information.

Tasks will include but are not strictly limited to: Attending meetings at the Human Rights Council and other relevant organizations; preparing talking points, reporting to the Tokyo office, contributing to lobbying efforts, drafting statements and assisting in their distribution. Other tasks include translation, research, data collection, responding to the media, and network building with other NGOs.

  • This is an unpaid internship and there will be no funds available to cover intern’s expenses including transportation fees.
  • Must be available to work at least 2 days per week from 10am to 5pm (If available for more than 18 hours per week, please let us know).
  • Must be available to work for a minimum period of 6 months.
  • *We also accept interns for less than 6 months as long as they are strongly committed to the required tasks. Especially we are looking for interns who can attend Human Rights Council sessions, monitor them, report to the Tokyo office, and provide oral interventions.
  • *Please note that unfortunately HRN cannot assist interns in obtaining visas.

Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of law, international human rights law, and the UN system.
  • Proficiency in English, oral communication skills are especially important (a minimum score of 90 on TOEFL iBT exam)
  • Ability to discuss relevant topics using technical and specialist terms in English.

Application Instructions

To apply for any of these positions, please send us 1) a recent copy of your resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a writing sample (the topic of the sample can be decided by the applicant). The above documents should be attached to and sent as documents via email to info@hrn.or.jp.

After initial screening, selected applicants will be contacted and interviewed via Skype.

 

Rolling Deadline: NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. Seeks Academic Year Interns/Externs

NAACP LDF LogoJob Description: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.   Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

LDF uses litigation, public-policy advocacy, organizing and public-education programs to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair criminal justice system.

LDF is currently accepting applications from law students for semester-long internships for the fall and spring semesters in the New York and Washington DC Offices. Interns will be responsible for legal research, memorandum writing, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach materials, discovery review, and a host of other needs that arise in LDF’s litigation and advocacy efforts in the areas of Education, Political Participation, Economic Justice and Criminal Justice.

Internships are unpaid and limited in number.  Students may seek outside funding and/or course credit.  Although LDF prefers to hire second or third-year law students, we will consider exceptional first-year law students.

Application Instructions: Intern applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, 5-10 pages writing sample, and a list of three references to either address below.  LDF will fill legal intern positions on a rolling basis.

New York Office: Director of Human Resources NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 40 Rector Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10006 email: interns@naacpldf.org website:  www.naacpldf.org or

Washington D.C. Office: Debra Finley, Administrative Assistant NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 1444 I Street N.W. 10th Floor Washington D.C. 20005

As part of LDF’s long-standing commitment to training the next generation of civil rights attorneys, we rely on assistance from law students through our internship program to support our litigation and advocacy efforts.  If you plan to pursue a career in racial justice and civil rights law, we want to hear from you.

Due 1/6/15: Insight Collaborative Opens 2017 Application Process

insightcollborative2Job Description : Insight Collaborative, a non-profit organization focusing on conflict resolution, is taking applications for its 2017 – 2018 Insight Fellowship Program.  Developed to foster a community of global-minded individuals prepared to contribute more effectively to their local, national, and international communities, the Program awards one-year Fellowships to exceptional individuals to:

  • Study and promote effective conflict management
  • Make international humanitarian contributions
  • Pursue self-reflection and personal development

The fellowship includes a $25k expense allowance to support multiple placements totaling one year, typically in 3-4 month blocks. Each fellow is required to repay the amount of the $25k allowance used through individual fundraising efforts, regenerating the funds to ensure support for th next fellow. This “pay forward” approach instills the values of sustainability and non-profit entrepreneurship. This first three months take place at the Boston office of the Insight Collaborative, where fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication and mediation. The remaining nine months of the fellowship are divided into foreign placements proposed by the fellow.

Click here for more Fellowship Guidelines

Salary: Stipend

Application Instructions: All completed applications submitted by the application deadline will be reviewed by Insight Collaborative. Finalists will be invited to participate in an online interview in March with members of the application review committee. The next application deadline is January 6, 2017. Click here for the application form. Application Deadline: 01/06/2017