• Become a Peer Educator with Legal Momentum's Rights Now! Program.

    Please Note: Applications for Spring 2018 are now closed. Please check back in the future. Thank you.

  • Career Opportunities


    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 Interns

    Legal Momentum is the nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights of all women and girls (it was formerly known as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund).  Legal Momentum uses litigation, public policy advocacy and education to address systemic issues facing women and girls throughout the United States. Legal Momentum has offices in New York City. Legal Momentum has unpaid internships or internships for school credit available for the academic year.  A 15-30 hour per week commitment for 10-12 weeks is required.


    Legal Momentum: The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund was founded in 1970 as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. Legal Momentum advances the rights 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.

  • LEGAL MOMENTUM: The Rights Now! Policy Fellowship

     2017-18 Rights Now! Fellow Program
     October 2017-June 2018

    For nearly 50 years, Legal Momentum has devised cutting-edge strategies and innovative legal arguments to achieve gender equality. Legal Momentum’s mission is to transform our society into one where all women and girls are economically secure, empowered to make their own choices, and live and work free of discrimination and violence. 

  • Staff Attorney at Legal Momentum

    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. Our targeted litigation, innovative public policy, and education in five areas—workplace equality and economic empowerment; violence against women; fairness in the courts; equality in education; and human trafficking—secure equality and opportunity for women and girls.

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