Civil Rights Corps, an innovative non-profit civil rights organization, invites applications from current law students to join our Washington, DC-based team for the spring of 2021. Civil Rights Corps (CRC) is an innovative non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2016, CRC challenges wealth-based and race-based systems of oppression. CRC has won groundbreaking litigation challenging the rise of debtors’ prisons, abusive private probation schemes, and wealth-based pre-trial detention. CRC works closely with community partners and is committed to fundamentally transforming the criminal system. CRC’s staff is comprised of passionate and dedicated advocates with a profound commitment to social justice and fighting inequality in all its forms. Learn more about our work at civilrightscorps.org.
Spring interns will have a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge civil rights cases in a fast-paced environment. Interns will work closely with Civil Rights Corps staff to investigate and challenge systemic injustice in the criminal legal system. Interns will participate in a wide variety of tasks depending on the organization’s needs and the intern’s interests, including, for example, drafting briefs, conducting legal research, reviewing documents, drafting letters, preparing legal memoranda, interviewing clients and witnesses, and working on policy issue. Our ideal candidate will have an unflagging commitment to our mission, a sense of urgency about the need to disrupt a criminal system that devastates lives every day, and strong research, writing, and communication skills.
The intern will be expected to apply for any funding offered by their law school, but Civil Rights Corps will guarantee a salary of $15 an hour in the event that outside support is unavailable.