Women's Rights Fellowship Available with the ACLU!
June 25, 2012 at 10:37 AM
The Women's Rights Project of the ACLU's National Office in New York City seeks applicants for sponsored fellowships beginning in the Fall of 2013. WRP is particularly interested in sponsoring a candidate to work on a project advocating for the rights of survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The project will combine litigation and advocacy with community outreach and public education.
Roles and Responsibilities
The fellows will be participating in trial litigation at all levels of federal and state courts, including but not limited to:
- Conducting legal and factual research
- Interviewing clients
- Drafting briefs and pleadings, and amicus curiae briefs
- Assisting in discovery and motion practice
- Providing support for ACLU affiliate litigation
- Serving as a resource for ACLU legislative and policy work
- Advancing ACLU policy goals through public education, organizing and participating in coalitions
Experience and Qualifications
- J.D. degree or expect to receive one by the fall of 2013
- Knowledge of legal issues involving women's rights, discrimination, violence against women, or housing, particularly with regard to education, is preferred but not required
- Skilled at complex legal analytical work
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest law
- Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills
- Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
- Self-motivated and able to manage a variety of tasks
- Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU and advancing women's rights
How to Apply
Individuals interested in receiving WRP sponsorship should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the potential project areas described above, a resumé, an unofficial transcript, the names and telephone numbers of three legal references, and a legal writing sample to hrjobsWRP@aclu.org (reference [WRP-12/ACLU-W] om subject line) or by mail to:
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a decision is made.
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