Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||2013 U.S. Legal Program Undergraduate Spring Intern|
|Organization:||Center for Reproductive Rights|
|Description:||Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. The Center engages in cutting-edge impact litigation, policy analysis, advocacy, research, and public education throughout the world, to achieve women?s equality in society and to ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.
The attorneys from CRR's United States Legal Program have been counsel in virtually every major U.S. Supreme Court reproductive rights case of the past two decades. The program represents women, physicians and reproductive healthcare facilities throughout the country in litigation designed to preserve and improve access to a full range of reproductive health services, including abortion, contraception, and reproductive technologies. In addition to groundbreaking litigation, we engage in strategic legislative advocacy on the state level and we promote the domestic application of the human rights strategies that CRR has pioneered internationally.
We seek to hire one detail-oriented and highly motivated intern to help us pursue our mission of advancing women's fundamental human rights. As an undergraduate intern, you will provide research assistance and administrative support to the U.S. Legal Program. You will gain exposure to all aspects of our work and leave with a polished writing sample about reproductive rights in the United States. The intern must be organized and able to work independently; demonstrate a commitment to gender equality; and be proficient in Microsoft Office. Applicants must be enrolled as a student and must receive credit for their work at the Center. The internship schedule will coincide with the spring semester.
1. Initiative: Uses resources well. Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues. Must possess a "can-do" and "will-do" attitude. Must have the ability to work independently and in a team setting. Must demonstrate high energy level and enthusiasm for the position. "Out of the box" thinking is a plus.
2. Flexibility: Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups. Understanding and appreciation of different and opposing perspectives.
3. Professionalism: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner. Must possess and exhibit a level of self-confidence, but also take direction and criticism with a professional manner. Effectively responds to high-pressure situations.
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. You must indicate the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email, as follows: "U.S. Legal Program Undergraduate Intern, Code 161, your last name."
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; priority will be given to those received by December 12th.
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 people from all groups and communities to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.