2020 Summer Law Internship
The Impact Fund seeks to sponsor a driven, creative, and collaborative candidate for a 2020 summer law internship.
About the Impact Fund: The Impact Fund strives to achieve economic, environmental, racial, and social justice through the use of (1) litigation, (2) attorney training, and (3) legal 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 in support of impact litigation in the areas of civil rights, human rights, environmental justice, and poverty law.
Responsibilities: The summer law intern will work on our ongoing litigation and amicus efforts, as well as other case work. The law intern’s responsibilities will include conducting legal research, writing memoranda, investigating factual issues, attending coalition meetings, and other activities as they emerge. We include the summer law intern in most co-counsel meetings and discussions, so that the law intern learns not only legal research and writing skills, but also how to develop litigation strategies in high-impact civil rights cases. The internship is full-time (37.5 hours per week) and typically requires a 10-week commitment.
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 David Nahmias, Law Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover letter detailing your commitment to social justice work and relevant experience;
Legal writing sample; and
Contact information for 3 professional references.
The law intern will be paid on an hourly basis, approximately $16.09/hour. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Application Deadline: September 3rd, 2019
The Impact Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Further information about the Impact Fund can be found at www.impactfund.org.
Apart from that, 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:
with a headline, e.g. "Experienced Class Action Attorney."