Jobs: Summer Law Student Interns

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New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas


Primarily, summer interns assist attorneys with investigation, research and drafting in ongoing cases, prospective cases, and amicus curiae briefs, in all areas of sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination. Interns may also research, draft, and/or edit publications on these issues for public education, and will assist in maintenance and expansion of resources for our national legal Help Desk.


Because of the focused and challenging nature of the work Lambda Legal does, we prefer to hire law students who have some experience with issues relating to our mission. Thus, a background in or familiarity with issues important to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV will greatly strengthen an application. Commitment to public interest law also greatly strengthens an application. Considering the amount of independent work required, second- and third-year students are preferred. Lambda Legal encourages applications from people of color and people with disabilities, including HIV.


This is a volunteer nonpaying position. Summer interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources.


Students interested in summer internships should apply beginning in the fall. We begin hiring as the applicant pool allows and continue until all spaces are filled. Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to the particular offices where an internship is desired. Applicants should also be sure to include in their cover letter whether they are applying to more than one of Lambda Legal's offices. No phone calls, please.

For the National Headquarters, send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Shapiro
Legal Administrative Manager
Lambda Legal
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005-3904
Fax: 212-809-0055
[email protected]

For the Midwest Regional Office, send cover letter and resume to:

Camilla Taylor
Counsel and Marriage Project National Director
Lambda Legal
11 East Adams, Suite 1008
Chicago, IL 60603-6303
Fax: 312-663-4413
[email protected]

For the Western Regional Office, send cover letter and resume to:

Stefan Johnson
National Senior Help Desk Attorney
Lambda Legal
3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1729
Fax: 213-382-7600
[email protected]

For the Southern Regional Office, send cover letter and resume to:

Beth Littrell
Senior Attorney
Lambda Legal
730 Peachtree St., NE, Suite 1070
Atlanta, GA 30308
Fax: 404-897-1884
[email protected]

For the South Central Regional Office, send cover letter and resume to:

Paul Castillo
Staff Attorney
Lambda Legal
3500 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75219-6722
Fax: 214-219-8585
[email protected]

Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBT, HIV and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.