LWOB offers unpaid internships to law students and undergraduate students in New Haven, CT and Washington, DC during the following periods: January, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Gap Term or Gap Year (flexible).
WHAT DO LWOB INTERNS DO?
Interns work closely with LWOB attorneys and staff, as well as other interns, to advance LWOB’s rule of law programming. Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting legal and non-legal research and writing on topics such as human trafficking, child labor, forced labor, wildlife crime, counterterrorism, and election law
- Creating and editing educational materials, such as PowerPoints, infographics, videos, and resource documents
- Inputting and analyzing data
- Assisting with logistics necessary for running our programs
Applications are currently being accepted for Summer 2024 internship positions. The format of the summer internship program will be hybrid in person/online for those located near Washington, DC and fully remote for those located elsewhere.
- Cover Letter stating:
- Proposed Start and Finish dates
- Location Preference
- Proposed work schedule
NOTE: Due to a large number of inquiries we receive, any communications that do not contain both a resume/CV and cover letter will not be considered.
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LWOB intern applicants should:
- Speak and write fluent English (language fluency in Spanish, French, is a plus).
- Have a strong academic record and diverse international experience credentials.
- Have a commitment to make a difference in the pro bono legal or human rights sectors.
- Work well in a team environment.
- Work independently, take initiative and require modest supervision.
- Apply creative approaches to traditional subjects.
- During school term, commit to a minimum of two full 8 hour days per week or 16-20 hours per week.
- Fall/Spring interns: start their internships within one week of the start of classes and complete the internship approximately 1 week before exams or term close.
- Summer interns: commit to 8 to 10 uninterrupted weeks.
- All internships are unpaid and there will be no compensation for any associated costs you incur.
- All immigration documentation, visa permissions and costs for international applicants for any internship are the responsibility of the applicant. Foreign applicants please note, US law bars interning on a tourist visa.