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.
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. Students are expected to have funding from their schools or to be enrolled in a course which awards academic credit for the internship experience. For interns without access to external funding or credit, Legal Momentum will provide a small stipend. Internship applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.