U.S. Human Rights Spring 2018 Law Student Internship

Job Title: U.S. Human Rights Spring 2018 Law Student Internship

Department: Human Rights

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.

Internship Summary: The Center for Reproductive Rights is at the forefront of enaging international human rights norms and strategies to advance and promote reproductive health and rights within the United States. The Center’s Human Rights team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights and reproductive justice issues to engage in a variety of projects related to our U.S. human rights work. The internship will provide the successful candidate with experience in researching, analyzing and developing human rights strategies to advance the full spectrum of reproductive rights in the United States, and will include work focused on maternal  health and assisted reproductive technologies.  

The internship is part-time during the Spring 2018 semester, with an expected commitment of 10-15 hours/week. The internship will be based in the Center's New York office and will require periodic in-person meetings, although the successful candidate is eligible to work primarily off-site. Candidates are encouraged to seek outside funding or academic credit for the internship and will receive preference.  A stipend may be available if external funding is not available.

Responsibilities:

Conducting legal, factual, and other research and analysis in connection with active and potential U.S. human rights advocacy initiatives;

Working with members of our Human Rights team to develop human rights advocacy materials.

Qualifications:

Completed at least one year of law school by September 2017;

Strong legal research and writing skills; and

Demonstrated interest in public interest, human rights, gender justice, reproductive rights, and/or reproductive justice.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information of three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Pleaseinclude these application materials as attachments.

https://reproductiverights.applicantpro.com/jobs/621777-29628.html

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

www.reproductiverights.org