Experiential Learning

Transnational Legal Initiative: Summer 2019 Internship Opportunity 

The Transnational Legal Initiative will fund summer internships at two Latin American non-governmental organizations working on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity — Colombia Diversa and Fundación Iguales – and at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington, DC. TLI will provide students with stipends to cover transportation, housing, and living expenses (stipends are not to be considered as compensation).

Students will spend part of the summer in Bogotá, Santiago or Washington DC, working on strategies to advance LGBTI rights both at the domestic and international level.

For more information please see here.

Legal Internships at Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum was founded as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1970. We are the oldest national women’s rights legal advocacy organization, with a rich history in litigation and public policy development. We have worked to enact, expand, and enforce the most important laws and policies that impact women in areas such as: violence against women; employment discrimination against pregnant women, domestic violence victims and women with criminal records; educational equity; campus sexual assault; human trafficking; sextortion; municipalities failure to process rape kits; and equity in sports.  Legal Momentum’s award winning National Judicial Education Program has been educating judges and court officials on issues related to gender bias in the courts for forty years.

Legal Momentum interns:

  • Conduct research;
  • Draft legal memoranda and briefs;
  • Prepare Congressional testimony;
  • Draft model legislation;
  • Interview clients;
  • Screen potential cases for Legal Momentum; and
  • Draft informational pamphlets on legal topics.

For more information, including application instructions, students should sign-in to Simplicity and search for job #17600.


A Better Balance: Field Placement Opportunity

CGSLP is excited to partner with A Better Balance to provide experiential learning opportunities for upperclass students. A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center (ABB) is a legal advocacy organization that is a leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce. ABBs mission is to promote equality and expand choices for workers at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security. ABB has been at the forefront of a movement to fight for family‐friendly laws and policies, focusing on a variety of issues, such as family leave insurance, paid sick leave, and fairness for working families. Students working at ABB will be involved in legal work under the direction of one of the organization’s staff attorneys, assisting in client intake, interviewing and in representing clients, and conducting legal research. In addition, students may have an opportunity to assist in legal and research drafting. Applicants must have finished the first year of law school and be available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

For more details about A Better Balance and how to apply, visit https://law-rutgers-csm.symplicity.com/students/.