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U.S. Human Rights Summer 2018 Law Student Internship

Deadline: Until filled

Location: New York, USA

Organization: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center)

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.

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 U.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 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 full-time from June 2018 through August 2018. Interns will work in the Center's New York office. Interns are encouraged to seek outside funding for their internship.  This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained.

Responsibilities:

The scope of the internship will cover, but is not limited to:

  • 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 U.S. Human Rights team to develop human rights advocacy materials.

Qualifications: 

  • Completed at least one year of law school by May 2018;

  • 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:

A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments. 
 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. Applications from current first-year students will only be accepted after December 1, 2017.
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 candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
Apply at https://reproductiverights.applicantpro.com/jobs/660633-29628.html

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