POSITION AVAILABLE:
May through September 2018
REPORTS TO: Policy Counsel
HOURS:
Full time, 35-40 hours; preference for 10 weeks or more during the summer.
COMPENSATION:
Compensation is provided for applicants who are unable to secure outside funding. A monthly MetroCard will be provided
SUMMARY:
The National Institute for Reproductive Health promotes reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care in New York and in cities and states across the country. The National Institute for Reproductive Health works through a partnership model in cities and states across the U.S. to promote a proactive and unapologetic approach to reproductive health, rights, and justice. Through strategic risk-taking and a focus on long-term change, the National Institute galvanizes public support, changes public policy, and expands access to reproductive health care, with a specific focus on abortion. By building connections between and among partner organizations, developing proactive policy strategies, and providing capacity-building assistance, we are strengthening local and state movements, and thus shifting the culture on the national level.
The law clerk/legal intern should expect to engage in policy analysis of key pieces of state legislation across the country; perform legal research and draft legal memoranda to advance our policy priorities; and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Policy analysis of bills affecting reproductive rights on the state level;
Legislative tracking of related bills in key states;
Legal research and writing.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Current law student;
A commitment to and knowledge of reproductive health and rights is preferred but not required;
Excellent legal research and writing skills;
Knowledge of and/or interest in the legislative process
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including exceptional attention to detail; and
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and legal writing sample to [email protected] with subject line “Legal Intern”. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
 
The National Institute for Reproductive Health is an equal opportunity employer. NIRH strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a member of the reproductive freedom movement, NIRH aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black people and people of color, indigenous/native peoples, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, disabled/differently abled people, immigrants, and low income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.