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About the Internship
The intern would work on a wide variety of projects concerning national disability rights law and policy. These could include work with The Arc’s National Center for Criminal Justice and Disability, civil rights impact litigation, and policy and legislative work at both the state and federal levels. The intern would have a variety of responsibilities including legal research and writing, interviewing clients, collecting data, connecting with state and local chapters of The Arc throughout the country, drafting research memoranda, legal documents, and policy position papers, and attending relevant meetings in the DC area. There would also be room for the intern to participate in other programming at The Arc depending on interest, such as the Center for Future Planning, Autism Now, and the National Council of Self Advocates.
All qualified law students are encouraged to apply for the internship, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- cover letter
- writing sample
- list of three references
Application materials should be sent to Shira Wakschlag, Staff Attorney and Special Assistant to the CEO, at email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are also encouraged to seek funding from their law schools for these positions.