TLDEF Seeks '08 Summer Law Interns


Summer is fast approaching and we've begun our search for this year's group of highly-motivated law students seeking to work for transgender equal rights.  We're seeking two or three interns, including at least one student from the University of Michigan Law School who will be the recipient of our Michigan Law Summer Fellowship.  Application information and a description of our internships is included here.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Number of interns sought:  Two or three, including one student from the University of Michigan Law School who will be the recipient of our Michigan Law Summer Fellowship.

Location:  New York City.

Qualifications:  Because of the focused and challenging nature of the work TLDEF does, we prefer to hire law students who have some experience with transgender issues.  A background in or familiarity with issues, legal and otherwise, that are important to transgender people will greatly strengthen an application.  Commitment to public interest law also greatly strengthens an application.

Interns' Responsibilities/Projects:  Our summer interns will assist attorneys with research and drafting in ongoing cases, prospective cases, and amicus curiae briefs, in all areas of transgender civil rights; research, draft, and/or edit publications on same issues for general public education.

Funding:  With the exception of our Michigan Law Summer Fellowship, these positions are unpaid; summer interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants and/or funding from other sources.  We will assist with work study and any forms or applications related to funding sources.

Application Procedure/Deadline:  Students interested in a summer internship should apply now.  The applicant pool closes at the end of February.  We strongly encourage you to apply early as the positions may be filled before then.  Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and recent writing sample by postal or electronic mail.  If using postal mail, please send to:

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
Attn:  Summer Internships
216 Avenue A
New York, New York  10009

If applying by email, please click here and attach the requested documents.

People who identify as transgender, lesbians, gay men and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  TLDEF is an equal opportunity employer.