NVRDC hosts legal interns during the Fall, Spring, and Summer! Please note the following deadlines:
Our legal internship program provides law students the opportunity to work on a variety of important issues related to representing DC crime victims in a supportive and engaging work environment. Internships with NVRDC are unpaid, but we are happy to help interns fulfill any requirements they have for receiving academic credit or outside funding for the internship.
Conducting client intakes with NVRDC staff attorneys
Assisting attorneys with case preparation for Civil Protection Order cases at DC Superior Court, including drafting opening statements, direct examinations, and closing arguments as well as organizing evidence and preparing exhibits
Performing legal research and writing memoranda on cutting-edge legal issues related to crime victims' rights, Civil Protection Orders, and Title IX
Drafting motions and other pleadings in criminal cases and Civil Protection Order cases
Drafting educational and promotional materials for NVRDC's outreach efforts
Accompanying NVRDC attorneys to court hearings in Civil Protection Order and criminal cases
Attending community outreach events
Performing other duties as needed
Desired Intern Qualifications:
Enthusiasm and passion for NVRDC's mission and an interest in crime victims' rights
Relevant experience or knowledge related to crime victims' rights, advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, or other related fields. (Note that this is preferred but not required)
Strong legal research and writing skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to take initiative and be pro-active
Desire to work in a fast-paced work environment
How to Apply:
Please fill out Internship Application here.
Once you have completed the application, please email NVRDC's Legal Intern Coordinator, Ruth Perrin, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume.