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The National LGBT Bar Association offers two internships per semester. If you are an undergrad or law student who is passionate about LGBTQ+ equality and is dedicated to justice for all marginalized groups, please read on below for what the position responsibilities are and why this is a wonderful opportunity for a law student or a student interested in social justice. Both internships receive a $1,000 stipend split between the beginning and successful completion of the internship.
Office Intern: You’ll assist us with our general programs – including cutting-edge LGBTQ+ policy and legal work – and conference preparation. Every year, with help from office interns, the LGBT Bar hosts the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. It is the largest LGBTQ+ legal career fair in the country, attended by more than 1,700 law students and legal professionals. As an office intern, you’ll help us prepare for and organize our annual conference, all the while interacting with some of the top legal minds in the nation. Help ensure that law students and attorneys find their dream jobs, while also taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with our vast network of legal professionals.
Office interns will also assist with our advocacy efforts. The National LGBT Bar Association is the premier advocate for banning the LGBTQ+ “panic” legal defense and our interns assist with reviewing legislation, preparing testimony, and lobbying constituents to call their representatives in support of banning the defense. Office interns also have the opportunity to work with our head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to prepare DEI trainings for the nation’s top law firms, law schools, and companies. This position is based in Washington, DC and office interns are expected to work in-person from our office.
Legal Intern: You’ll be tasked with assisting us with legal research and policy work, and with program development for LGBTQ+ and ally law students and attorneys. You’ll experience the nonprofit world while interacting with pro bono counsel at Am Law 100 firms and attorneys with years of experience in the LGBTQ+ advocacy realm. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference on the issues you care about. Legal interns have the option to work remotely. Please note that this internship is only open to current law students and 2021 law school graduates.
We are currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2021.
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