CHLP provides substantive internships to law students with strong skills in legal analysis and writing. We occasionally provide internships to graduate students in non-legal fields related to our work, or exceptional undergraduates.
Although internships are unpaid, CHLP will support applicants' efforts to secure stipends, fellowships, or course credit. In addition, interns will have the opportunity of creating a flexible work schedule that will allow them to work remotely if preferable. Qualified applicants for both full- and part-time internships will be considered.
Internship descriptions are set forth below.
CHLP is Currently Seeking Legal Interns for Fall 2013.
Intern opportunities include work on the following projects:
* The Positive Justice Project: An initiative focused on combating HIV related stigma and discrimination against people with HIV in the criminal justice system.
* Initiative on Youth in Detention Facilities (Teen SENSE): CHLP's multi-year project to address the rights of adolescents in foster care and detention facilities to comprehensive LGBT-inclusive sexual health programs.
* National HIV Law and Policy Resource Database: Collecting, creating, and synopsizing a wide range of legal and scientific resource materials for CHLP's database of resources.
* Women's Advocacy Resource Connection (WARC): A multidisciplinary initiative to gather and develop accessible resources to increase the capacity and effectiveness of advocacy work by and on behalf of women with HIV across the United States.
Intern Requirements: The applicant must be a law student with excellent analytical skills and the ability to engage in thoughtful and thorough research independently. Moreover, the applicant must be a skilled writer with the ability to describe and analyze his/her research findings clearly and concisely, and the ability to identify and consider additional issues raised by his/her findings. Experience or interest in human rights – particularly the rights of minors, women, and racial minorities, and LGBT issues – preferred but not required.
To apply for an internship, please send the following to email@example.com with the subject heading "Fall 2013 Internship Application."
* Cover letter (please specify why you are interested in interning with CHLP and whether you are interested in a full-time or part-time position)
* Writing sample demonstrating research and analytical skills
If you are selected for an interview, CHLP will also require the names and contact information of at least two references. There is no application deadline, but spots will be filled on a rolling basis with preference to early applicants.