Available in Washington, for 3 days.

Website The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Who We Are

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations that promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit .

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the United States. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the United States. To learn more about The Education Fund, please visit .

About The Undergraduate Internship

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund offer a substantive, fast-paced internship program designed to give undergraduate students interested in real-world work experience in the civil and human rights policy arena. The program provides interns the chance to increase their knowledge and awareness of civil and human rights issues, enhance their understanding of working in coalition, and observe the legislative process of our federal government. Our internship program is designed to foster the next generation of civil rights leaders through civil rights-related education, career development, and networking. Interns are fully integrated into staff activities and involved in communications, development, operations, field, and policy work.

Fall and winter semester interns will be paid an hourly rate of $20 per hour for a minimum of 24 hours per week, pending college or university approval. Summer interns will be paid an hourly rate of $20 per hour for a maximum of 40 hours per week.

What You Will Do

  • Track legislation on a variety of core civil rights issues
  • Monitor media coverage of policy issues
  • Attend coalition meetings
  • Help to coordinate grassroots events
  • Attend congressional hearings and briefings
  • Conduct on- and off-line research to support Leadership Conference/Education Fund staff
  • Provide administrative support
  • Plan and carry out an all-staff event with fellow interns

What You Will Bring To The Internship

  • Strong writing skills
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • The ability to work collaboratively
  • The ability to multitask
  • A strong commitment to social justice issues

Internship Schedule

Internships are for a length of one school semester. For the fall, we require a 24-hour minimum weekly commitment. The summer program is full-time (40 hours per week). We also strongly prefer that interns be able to work on Monday afternoons.

Internship Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: Deadline for applications is June 30th
  • Spring Semester: Deadline for applications is October 1st
  • Summer Semester: Deadline for applications is January 1st
Employment type: internship.

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