2017 SUMMER INTERNSHIP
We are now accepting applications for a summer intern to assist in our ongoing litigation.
About the Impact Fund: The Impact Fund strives to achieve economic and social justice through the use of (1) litigation, (2) training, and (3) grant making. We serve as lead counsel, co-counsel, and amicus counsel in select class action and impact litigation. We also provide strategic leadership, training, and expertise on issues that arise in impact litigation. Finally, we provide grants to public interest lawyers who pursue impact litigation in the areas of civil rights, environmental justice, and poverty law.
Responsibilities: The summer intern will work on our ongoing litigation, including arbitrations for individual claimants in a nationwide gender discrimination class action, new case development, amicus efforts, as well as other case work. His or her responsibilities may include conducting legal research, writing memorandums, investigating factual issues, attending coalition meetings, and other activities as they emerge. We include the summer intern in most co-counsel meetings and discussions, so that the intern learns not only legal research and writing skills, but also how to develop litigation strategies in high-impact civil rights cases.
· A demonstrated commitment to social justice, public interest, and/or civil rights issues
· Excellent research and writing skills
· We prefer to hire students in their second year of law school, but we will consider applications from first-year students with the requisite experience and skills
To apply: Please send the following to Lynnette Miner, Litigation Fellow.
· Cover letter detailing your commitment to social justice work and relevant experience
· Legal writing sample
· Contact information for 3 professional references
The intern will receive a stipend of $5,000 (assuming a 10-week term). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Impact Fund is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Otherwise, we're fully staffed!
But... if you would like us to keep your résumé on file in case a suitable opening becomes available, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a headline, e.g. "Experienced Class Action Attorney."