Experiential Learning

Transnational Legal Initiative: Summer 2017 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. TLI will provide students with stipends of up to $4,500 to cover transportation, housing, and living expenses. Students will spend up to 6 weeks in Bogotá or Santiago working on strategies to advance LGBTI rights both at the domestic and international level.

Applicants must agree to work full-time at one of the two organizations for at least 4 weeks. Upon return, the student must submit a three- to five-page report on the experience. To apply, students must submit the following materials:

1) Resume
2) Statement of interest detailing the relevance of the internship to past experience and professional goals
3) One letter of recommendation from a faculty member
4) Current transcript

Applications must be submitted to cgslp@law.rutgers.edu by January 31, 2018. Please be sure to use “TLI Summer Internship” in the subject line of your email and combine the four components into one single pdf. All Rutgers Law students are eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Jorge Contesse at jorge.contesse@rutgers.edu.

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/.