Undergraduate, Graduate, and Legal Internships

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Legal Internships

Legal Momentum: The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund was founded as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1970. Legal Momentum advances the right s of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. We are the oldest national women’s rights legal advocacy organization, with a rich history in litigation and public policy development. We have worked to enact, expand, and enforce many of the most important laws and policies that affect women, including employment rights under Title VII, educational equity under Title IX, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Undergraduate and graduate positions are open in New York City. Internships involve public policy, legal research, memo writing, social media projects, and fundraising/development projects.

All internship positions are unpaid. We urge students to investigate possible financial support from their school or academic credit. Interns who work with us during the school year are expected to work with us for 10 hours per week. Summer interns are expected to work 35 hours per week. Undergraduate internships are eight (8) weeks and graduate internships are nine (9) weeks.


Fall/Winter 2017: Application Deadline is August 31, 2017.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and preference may be given to early applications.


  • Cover letter outlining interests, resume, and names of two (2) references (at least 1 from a current professor)
  • Send application to email address cmccartney@legalmomentum.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Candidates will be interviewed. Interviews are done in person or by phone.

Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Legal Internships
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Legal Internships

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