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Summer Law Clerk

NARAL Pro-Choice New York & Nat'l Institute for Re


Description
REPORTS TO:

Policy Manager

HOURS:

Full-time, 10 weeks, beginning in June 2013

COMPENSATION:

This position is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their law schools and public interest fellowships. We can help secure academic credit. SUMMARY:

NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization in New York State. The National Institute for Reproductive Health is our education and program arm working with state and local leaders to design new approaches for removing barriers and improving reproductive health care for all women. The Institute offers strategic guidance, hands-on support and funding to help state and local leaders remove barriers to health care, win public battles and change public policies. Together, we are helping women in communities all across the country gain access to the full range of quality reproductive health care options, the freedom to exercise their reproductive rights and the opportunity to have healthy pregnancies. The Institute is expanding its work to provide additional financial and technical assistance to support state partners' efforts to defeat anti-choice bills, train pro-choice elected officials, and other exciting new opportunities to enhance the work of state-level advocates working to improve reproductive health care for all women. The law clerk/legal intern should expect to engage in policy analysis of key pieces of legislation; 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.

Responsibilities:

• Policy analysis of bills affecting reproductive rights on the state level;
• Legal research and writing;
• Collaborating with state-level partners on key policy issues

Qualifications:

• First- or second-year law student;
• A commitment to and knowledge of reproductive health and rights;
• Excellent legal research and writing skills;
• Knowledge of and 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

How TO APPLY:
Please email a resume, cover letter, and legal writing sample to internships@prochoiceny.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by December 14, 2012.


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