AAUW is Looking for a Legal Advocacy Fund Intern

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) provides financial and organizational support for a select number of lawsuits challenging gender discrimination.   LAF-supported cases have established important legal precedents and drawn national attention to the inequities and injustices women still face in employment and education. In addition, LAF staff work with AAUW branches and campus communities across the country to develop educational programs and awareness campaigns that empower women and girls to challenge discrimination in their own lives.

LAF is seeking an intern to work 20 hrs. per week during Fall 2017. This is a paid internship. Work must take place during normal business hours.

Summary Description

The LAF Intern will work closely with the LAF Program Manager to manage LAF’s daily work and develop educational programs around gender equity issues. S/he will provide administrative support for several grant programs and assist with LAF outreach to the legal community. The LAF Intern should have strong research and writing skills, excellent organization, and demonstrated commitment to gender equity. Because the LAF Intern will have opportunities to engage with anti-discrimination law and learn about legal advocacy, this internship is ideal for college students interested in law school.

Essential Duties

  • Monitor LAF cases.
  • Provide clerical support.
  • Research and occasionally attend conferences, meetings, speaking events, and briefings on LAF issues in the DC area.
  • Update and improve LAF’s webpages to provide accurate and helpful information to workers and students experiencing discrimination.
  • Assist with Westlaw-based research.
  • Assist with the creation, implementation, and maintenance of programs for AAUW branches to engage with campus communities around pay equity, Title IX activism, and workplace rights.
  • Contribute to Monthly Newsletter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong interest in legal advocacy and commitment to gender equity.
  • Familiarity with employment, education, and equity laws, which may include Title VII and Title IX.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Experience with Westlaw a plus.

To Apply

Submit a résumé with cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications by e-mail indicating position title to AAUW Human Resources at aauwinternships@aauw.org.

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