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NEWLY UPDATED: 2014-15 Guide to Internships and Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice

This one-of-a-kind tool can guide you toward summers, semesters, or careers in reproductive justice advocacy. Career counselors and students alike can use it to identify, target, and apply for pre- and post-graduate professional training opportunities. The guide contains listings for legal internships and fellowships at non-profit organizations across the country. Each entry includes information about the organization's mission, contact and application information, and details about internship projects and requirements. Their approaches range from local grassroots education and state court litigation to federal policy advocacy and analysis of international legal norms.

Check it out today by downloading a copy here:

  2014-15 LSRJ Guide to Internships and Fellowship in Reproductive Rights & Justice PDF

Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP)

LSRJ is thrilled to announce the RJFP collaboration with the Women and Law Program at American University Washington College of Law. Since August 2012, the Women and Law Program has served as the academic home to the RJFP. To read more about the collaboration, please see the Press Release.

In 2010, LSRJ launched a groundbreaking, funded fellowship program for current 3Ls and recent law school graduates interested in working to advance reproductive justice. Following a tremendous response from students and advocates in the field, we successfully selected and placed six Reproductive Justice Fellows with six organizations in Washington D.C.The RJ Fellowship Program will enhance capacity at reproductive justice organizations working to influence law and policy and build a pipeline for future reproductive justice lawyers. Each RJ Fellows will be paid $50,000+ and benefits and will participate in a year-long program that includes mentoring, professional development, training, and networking opportunities.

2015-16 RJ Fellow Application is Now Available

RJ Fellow Application is now available for RJ Federal and RJ-HIV Fellowships. Deadline is November 3, 2014.

The 2014-15 Organization Application is not yet available. Deadline is January 2015.

For more information about the past placement organizations, please visit the RJFP webpage.

To learn about past RJ Fellows, please see their bios: Fellow Alumni and Current 14-15 Fellows.

current opportunities

Apply to Intern at the LSRJ National Office

LSRJ provides its interns with a comprehensive orientation and substantive training at the start of the internship as well as hands-on mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the summer. LSRJ interns develop materials for nationally coordinated campus activism campaigns, projects, and educational tools designed to raise awareness of reproductive justice and its intersections with other areas of law and social justice. Interns also research legal questions for allied reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations. Summer interns also have the opportunity to attend and present at the annual LSRJ Leadership Institute conference, which brings together student leaders from LSRJ chapters across the country.

We offer internships for rising 2L and 3L law students during the summer as well as fall and spring semesters for local students. Part-time positions are available during the school year with a minimum commitment of eight (8) hours per week. Full-time positions are available during the summer with a commitment of ten (10) weeks. LSRJ may provide a modest stipend, but internship positions are largely unpaid and interns must secure their own funding. We seek applicants with strong legal research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in reproductive rights and social justice. Experience in gender equity, LGBTQ liberation, racial justice, disability rights, or reproductive justice preferred.

To apply, email Mariko @ with “Internship’ in the subject line. Attach the following documents in Word or PDF format: résumé, writing sample (10-page max.), cover letter (2-page max.), and contact information for two references. Please be explicit in the cover letter about why you want to intern at LSRJ, what skills and knowledge you have to offer, and what you hope to gain from the experience. The deadline for fall internships is August 15, spring internships is December 15, and for summer internships is April 1. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Interviews will be conducted after review of applications.

Download the Legal Intern Application HERE

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