AkronLawJobs No. 9902 Overview: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The principal objectives of the NAACP are to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all persons. As part of its mission, the NAACP seeks to enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights and to educate persons about their constitutional rights.
Throughout its history, the NAACP has provided attorneys the opportunity to make significant, historic contributions to the field of civil rights law. Past NAACP attorneys include Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker-Motley, Robert Carter and Nathaniel Jones. The NAACP hopes to inspire attorneys to enter the field of civil rights law and to provide broad exposure to various strategies utilized by grassroots civil rights organizations.
The NAACP Law Fellow Program is designed to give individuals who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to work for the summer at NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The NAACP Law Fellow Program is made possible through the generous support of the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, which has funded the program since its inception in 2003. This year, the NAACP Law Fellow Program celebrates its 17th Anniversary. The Law Fellow Program is contingent upon continued funding.
Duties: Those selected for the program will: Work with civil rights attorneys on relevant issues concerning economic justice, education, housing, voting rights, and environmental justice; Perform case investigation and assist with emerging litigation and administrative complaints; Attend the NAACP National Convention and Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Detroit, Michigan; Examine and evaluate citizen complaints of civil rights violations; and Interact with civil rights leaders and attorneys
Qualifications: 1L, 2L. The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities: Ability to work full time for 37.5 hours per week from June 3, 2019, to August 9, 2019; Must have, at a minimum, completed the first year of law school; Interest in civil rights law and commitment to public interest law; Demonstrated commitment to the NAACP’s mission; and Strong academic credentials
Salary: Selected participants will be awarded a stipend of $6,000 to offset living and travel expenses while participating in the program. This stipend will be paid on a bi-weekly basis through our payroll system and is subject to applicable state, local, and federal taxes. Fellows will be responsible for securing their own housing.
How to Apply E-mail your Resume, Cover Letter, Law School Transcript, Writing Sample and TWO Letters of Recommendation to Human Resources at email@example.com
Deadline February 1, 2019