Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation’s leading, nonprofit Latino civil rights organization. MALDEF is dedicated to protecting and promoting the civil rights of the more than 40 million Latinos living across the United States through advocacy, community education, and litigation. MALDEF currently focuses its efforts in the following program areas: education, employment, immigrants’ rights, political access, and public resources equity.
Legal interns conduct client intake interviews, perform legal research and draft legal memoranda, attend depositions and court hearings, assess legislation and public policy initiatives, and provide litigation support to the regional counsel and staff attorney(s).
Fall/Winter/Spring: 1 semester/quarter, 15 hours per week.
Summer: 10 weeks, 40 hours per week (Can vary depending on fellowship or work-study guidelines)
Compensation is generally not available. Interested applicants should apply for public interest fellowships or work study funds through their law school.
Send cover letter, résumé, and 3 to 5 page writing sample by email to: email@example.com
Attachments must be in .doc, docx, .rtf, .txt or .pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include the following in the subject line of your email: Your Name – Location Abbreviation Term Legal Internship (Example: Chris Martin – SAC Fall 2018 Policy Internship) MALDEF Office Abbreviations: Los Angeles – LA, Chicago – CHI, San Antonio – SA, Washington – DC, Sacramento – SAC
A separate internship application package is required for each office for which you wish to be considered.
Internships are filled on a rolling basis. Early applicants receive first consideration. A limited number of positions are available. Summer internship applicants must submit materials by no later than March 1, 2018.
MALDEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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