The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) seeks part-time ( hours to be determined) volunteer interns for its spring, summer and fall intern programs.
The National Association of Women Judges is a non-profit organization which has since 1979 served as the nation's leading voice for jurists dedicated to preserving judicial independence, ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for women, minorities and other historically disfavored groups, providing judicial education on cutting-edge issues, and increasing the numbers and advancement of women judges at all levels to more accurately reflect their full participation in a democratic society.
Notable programs include judicial education in the areas of genome justice, domestic violence, application of international law in American courts, immigration consequences of criminal, civil and family proceedings; and incarcerated women and their children. Through its Color of Justice Program, NAWJ, encourages young people of color to aspire to legal and judicial careers.
The internship program: Interns will be involved in various aspects of program and publication development, including helping to draft Concept Papers for new programs, researching and writing articles for our bi-annual newsletter, and assisting with updates to our website. We strive to treat our interns as junior staff members, so an intern should expect both substantive and administrative work. Depending on our calendar and the internship period for which they are selected, our interns may have the opportunity to participate in educational programs or attend NAWJ events along with members of the judicial, academic, legal, and political communities. Interns may be required to assist staff at these programs and events. To round out your experience, if you wish, you may even get the opportunity to observe one or more of our member judges on the bench.
We look for interns who are ready to join the NAWJ and work for equal justice. We welcome both undergraduate and graduate college students, as well as law students. Law students should be aware that these are not legal internships and there may be little, if any, opportunity for substantive legal experience. Selection is based on your application, resume, cover letter, and a telephone or in-person interview. We generally look for interns to demonstrate interest in and enthusiasm for NAWJ’s primary mission; ability to work in a sometimes fast-paced, dynamic work environment; strong oral and written communications skills; ability to interact with members from all levels of the judiciary; and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).