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Spring 2021 Legal Intern

Council on American-Islamic Relations - National Headquarters


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January 11, 2021
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15-20 hours per week

The Legal Intern will work within the Civil Rights department, assisting staff with a variety of tasks. Interns will gain an inside look at CAIR’s civil rights work, providing exposure to a variety of case types, and various aspects of a non-profit law office.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting case intake and screening potential cases
  • Gathering relevant information and materials for cases
  • Legal research and writing related to pertinent civil rights issues
  • Drafting of memoranda
  • Providing administrative support to the legal department
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or civil rights work
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and phone skills
  • Ability to work well in team environments

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student, or a recent graduate planning on going to Law school. Graduate students will be considered as well.
  • Minimum time requirement of one semester
  • Minimum 15 hours a week, with a maximum of 40
  • Flexible schedules preferred


The Legal Intern will work within the Civil Rights department, assisting staff with a variety of tasks. Interns will gain an inside look at CAIR’s civil rights work, providing exposure to a variety of case types, and various aspects of a…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits
  • Hourly

How to Apply

To be considered a complete application must be emailed to internship@cair.com, and include all of the following:

  1. An application form, signed and dated with all spaces completed with the most updated information and truthful responses.
  2. A cover letter that specifies the position(s) and session (i.e., winter-spring, summer, or fall) you are applying for, as well as your interests and qualifications. Applicants must clearly indicate which internship position(s) they are applying for in the cover letter. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one department if they wish
  3. A resume that lists your most relevant and updated profile and contact information; and
  4. Samples of your work. Departments may require you to submit at least one of the following samples:
  5. Writing sample: This could be a drafted legal document, press release, blog, or previously submitted essay or writing assignment you’ve written that reflects civil rights and advocacy issues as they pertain to CAIR scope. If none of the above are available, an original essay will also be considered. [maximum length: 5 pages; if longer, please select an excerpt].
  6. If you are a student, a course schedule for the most current academic period (only applicable for Fall and Spring session)


To be considered a complete application must be emailed to internship@cair.com, and include all of the following:

  1. An application form, signed and dated with all spaces completed…

Location

453 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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