Internship posted by: Asian American Justice Center
Posted on: November 28, 2012
Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) is accepting applications for law clerks for Spring 2013.
AAJC, member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Based in Washington, DC, AAJC is one of the nation's leading experts on issues of importance to the Asian American community, including affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, healthcare, immigration and immigrant rights, telecommunications and broadband diversity, and voting rights. AAJC advances its mission through advocacy, public policy, litigation, and community education and outreach.
Asian American Center for Advancing Justice is comprised of four affiliate organizations: AAJC (Washington, DC), Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Asian American Institute (Chicago), and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (Los Angeles).
The AAJC clerkship program is a competitive program for law students. By working at AAJC, students can gain firsthand experience in civil rights advocacy and mentorships for careers in public interest law. Law clerks work together with staff attorneys from different practice areas to assist on a variety of projects. Responsibilities include legal and policy research, writing research-based memoranda, monitoring federal legislation and administrative activity, preparing case briefs, and developing community education and advocacy material. Law clerks will also have the opportunity to attend hearings, briefings, and lobby visits on Capitol Hill and attend coalition meetings with other human and civil rights organizations. At the end of the program, law clerks will be exposed to legal and policy advocacy strategies for high impact work on a national scale.
Law clerks are expected to work at least two days a week for 12 to 15 hours. Specific start and end dates will be discussed. The clerkship position is unpaid. Though not required, students may seek academic credit.
Candidates must be proficient in legal research and writing and have some knowledge of or deep interest in the public policy process. Candidates for the spring clerkship program must be current second- or third-year law students.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Spring Clerkship Hiring Committee by email to email@example.com, or by mail to
Spring Clerkship Hiring Committee
Asian American Justice Center
1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.