The LGBTQ+ Bar is not hiring for any staff positions at this time.
Part-Time Spring Internship
The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundation is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBTQ+ Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ Bar in all its diversity. The Foundation arm of the LGBTQ+ Bar focuses on the organization’s programmatic and philanthropic activities.
- Washington DC Office (with the possibility of remote work for the right candidate)
The spring intern will primarily assist with advocacy and policy work, and with program development for LGBTQ+ and ally law students and attorneys. This may include legislative research, drafting outreach to constituents and other interested parties, working with local equality groups and pro bono counsel, developing legal hypotheticals, and creating and/or researching continuing legal education (CLE) materials. The spring intern may also assist in managing registration for Lavender Law® Institutes at the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair, and assist other departments in their relevant work if needed. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.
Skills & Qualifications
- Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school. This position is open to non-traditional students;
- Experience working with and/or passion for LGBTQ+ issues and public service. Legislative experience is a plus;
- Comfortable working in a small, fast-paced nonprofit environment;
- Excellent organizational, analytical, and research skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communication;
- While not a requirement, preference will be given to candidates located in and around the Washington DC area, so that they can take advantage of opportunities to visit Capitol Hill and meet with representatives in person.
Interns will receive a stipend of $4,000 (pre-tax) for a 12-week, part-time internship. A part-time internship constitutes 20 hours per week, and we will work to create a schedule that accommodates an intern’s academic commitments as often as possible.
How To Apply
- Email your resumé with a letter of interest to email@example.com. Please include “Spring Internship” in the subject line of your email.
- All applications are reviewed and acted upon as they are received. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found.
- The Bar is proud to celebrate diversity in all its forms. We encourage applications from students with intersectional identities or from groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer are particularly urged to apply for this position.
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 accepting internship applications on a rolling basis until the vacancies we have are filled.