The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is hiring a legal intern and a fundraising and finance intern for the fall cycle!
Legal Intern (Direct Services Team)
SRLP’s Direct Services Team is seeking 2-3 interns for the fall semester! Join our Survival and Self-Determination, Immigrant Justice, and Prisoner Justice Projects in providing direct legal services and policy work to trans, gender non-conforming and intersex New Yorkers. We are seeking law students or people with comparable legal background or experience who are available 5-12 hours a week from August/September to November/December or who are available over the December/January break. Fluency in Spanish is always preferred and people of color, trans, gender non-binary people, and people with intersex conditions are strongly encouraged to apply. These internships are unpaid but we are happy to support you in getting school credit or offering letters of support for scholarships.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume and, if you wish, an optional writing sample of no more than five pages (a section of a longer work is fine) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover letter please state why you are interested in interning with SRLP, what project area is most of interest to you, and your availability.
Past interns have worked on research and writing memos of law to challenge restrictive name change rulings, met with SRLP member-clients to co-write policy statements on issues such as health care coverage, PREA, and GENDA, assisted in staffing intake hours for our open clinic, staffed our legal helpline, responded to the hundreds of letter we receive each month from people in prisons and jails, accompanied clients to correct ID documents and/or stand up with the client in name change court, and many other important tasks!