Lambda Legal Internship Opportunity

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Intern in Education & Public Affairs at Lambda Legal

120 Wall Street, National Headquarters, New York

Lambda Legal’s Education and Public Affairs Department seeks college and high school students for Summer 2009 semester internships in our New York City national headquarters. This is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on outreach and/or communications experience at a national nonprofit organization specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV civil rights law.

Qualifications: A familiarity with issues that are important to LGBTQ and people with HIV is not necessary but will strengthen an application. Interns must be detail-oriented, well-organized, comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

Duties may include some of the following:

  • Research media outlets and organizations and contacts for input into database
  • Upkeep of media clipping files
  • Assembling media packets
  • Participating in public education and community outreach events
  • Coordinate participation in summer pride events
  • Helping to distribute publications
  • Transcribing taped interviews
  • Proofreading and light copy editing
  • Data entry
  • Some writing for Lambda Legal’s print and online publications
  • Light HTML
  • Copying and filing; and other administrative tasks

Lambda Legal provides a pleasant, collegial environment for students interested in law, LGBT issues, civil rights, organizing and/or nonprofit workplaces. Interns must be able to work 16 to 24 hours a week between 9:30 and 5:30, Monday through Friday at Lambda Legal’s office, located at 120 Wall Street.

Funding: As this is a nonpaying position, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school or other sources.

Application Procedure: Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and 1-2 page writing sample to Shayna Pinckney at spinckney@lambdalegal.org by April 15, but you are encouraged to apply early to ensure full and timely consideration. You may also apply after this time, but we will only process post-deadline applications as needed. The cover letter should include the applicants’ hours of availability for the semester and the phone numbers and titles of two references. More information can be found at http://www.lambdalegal.org.

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