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2018 Summer LAw intern

The Impact Fund is a small civil rights nonprofit committed to using class action and impact litigation to achieve economic, environmental, racial, and social justice. We are based in Berkeley, California. We are now accepting applications for a summer law intern to assist in our ongoing litigation.

The internship is full-time and typically requires a 10 week commitment.

About the Impact Fund: The Impact Fund strives to achieve economic, environmental, racial, 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, 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 Daniel Nesbit, Law Fellow, at dnesbit@impactfund.org:

  • Cover letter detailing your commitment to social justice work and relevant experience
  • Resume
  • Legal writing sample
  • Transcript
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

The intern will receive a stipend of $5,000. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.

2018 Fellowship

We have filled this position. Stay tuned for the posting of the 2019 Fellowship in the Summer of 2018.

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 impactfund@impactfund.org with a headline, e.g. "Experienced Class Action Attorney."