Who We Are:
Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project National Office is a cutting edge, a no-holds-barred national nonprofit whose team members are dedicated to creating free and safe communities for people of color. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline to the fight to expand the right to vote, from calling for a complete overhaul of how we view the police and carceral state, to fighting for immigrant justice, Advancement Project National Office team members impact real change from the ground up. This moment demands alignment, sharp strategic thinking, and creativity to imagine a more just world in which racism no longer exists, and all people of color can be free and safe – and we are excited to bring on new talent to change our world.
Description of Role:
Advancement Project National Office is seeking candidates for legal internships for Fall 2021. and Spring 2022. Legal interns will work closely with our staff of attorneys, organizers and communications strategists to support our grassroots-led campaign partners in cities across the United States. These positions operate under the direct supervision of our intern coordinators.
We are seeking rising second- and third-year law students for our internship program. Candidates should possess excellent legal writing and research skills. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, social movements and/or civil rights. Experience in policy advocacy and/or community organizing is a plus. We are looking for thoughtful, creative, and energetic candidates with a genuine desire to address and dismantle oppressive systems that impact the lives of Black, Brown and poor people.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Fall and spring semester internships are eligible for school credit.
August 15 for fall 2021 internships, and December 15 for spring 2022 internships.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR WRITING SAMPLE WITH YOUR COVER LETTER AS ONE DOCUMENT.