Career + Internship Opportunities

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Founded in 1970, Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, is the nation's oldest civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. With its headquarters in New York City, Legal Momentum is a leader in establishing legal, legislative, and educational strategies to secure economic and personal security for women. Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Available Positions

Program Associate 

Legal Momentum is hiring a Program Associate to work within the Legal Department and National Judicial Education Program (NJEP). The Program Associate will ensure that legal and NJEP programmatic goals are met; provide administrative support to legal and NJEP directors and staff; administer grant funding and drawdown reporting from various sources; and contribute substantively to completion of projects which further LM and NJEP’s missions and goals.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and three references by mail or email to: ATTN: Program Associate Vacancy

Find the full job description here 

Internships and Fellowships

Legal Internship Program

We offer internships to current students enrolled in law school. Legal Interns assist with legal research, prospective client interviews, drafting pleadings, and other aspects of litigation, in addition to supporting the development of public education and policy advocacy materials on a range of women's rights legal issues. Positions are available in our New York City offices. Legal internships are generally unpaid and students are expected to have funding from their schools, or to be enrolled in a course which awards academic credit for the internship experience. Internship applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Read more about our Summer Internship