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Law 4 the People - Summer Internship



The National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) seeks an enthusiastic and administratively competent intern for the summer. The individual will gain access to the Bay Area progressive legal community and knowledge of challenges and attacks on human rights throughout the country. Includes working on issues such as demonstrations law (defending protesters), human rights, immigrant rights, anti-racism and queer/transgender rights. Also involves engaging with members of the NLGSF at events in various parts of the Bay Area.

The intern will assist office staff with general administrative duties, database updates, office system upgrades and will be assigned individual projects to complete during the summer. There will be three or more guild weekend evening events where interns will provide tabling and administrative support – one of them being our Quarterly Membership Meeting.

Must be computer literate, comfortable working in a hectic environment, have a good phone demeanor and a passion for social justice. This is an unpaid internship that requires a commitment of 20-25 hours per week. This internship runs from May to August. Some internships may be extended into the next season. The National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter is willing to fill out any paperwork for interns in order to receive college credit.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter answering the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this internship?
  • How would you describe your relationship to social justice activism?
  • Have you ever interned before?
  • What are you hoping to learn from this internship?

In addition to a cover letter please submit two letters of recommendation and your resume with your expected availability to Marcelena – Membership Coordinator We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

**​NLGSF is an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, immigrants, formerly  incarcerated persons, LBGTIQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. In an effort to  increase access to this position, we are happy to work with and accommodate folks remotely for  reasons such as lack of child care, lack of transportation, and/or disability**

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