Job Posting: Legal Intern
September 4, 2012
Position Location: Baltimore, MD
Duration: September, 2012 – December, 2012
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
The Legal Department of the NAACP is responsible for the organization’s civil rights advocacy and serves as its corporate counsel. The Legal Department’s work involves a number of practice areas, including: corporate governance, nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates, real estate, contracts, criminal justice, economic justice, education, employment, housing, environmental justice, and voting.
Summary of Duties:
The Legal Department is seeking part-time Legal Interns for the fall 2012. Legal Interns will work with staff attorneys on a variety of internal and civil rights matters. This internship will provide the Legal Intern with the opportunity to gain legal research and writing skills, as well as exposure to civil rights advocacy. Legal Interns will work a total of fifteen (15) hours per week.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
- Applicants must have completed their first year of law school
- Demonstrated commitment to the NAACP’s mission
- Strong academic credentials
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735