Legal Internship

NVRDC is happy to host legal interns during the Fall, Spring, and Summer!

Please note the following deadlines. All positions for Summer 2019 have been filled.

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Position Summary:

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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, criminal law, or social justice

  • Relevant experience or knowledge related to crime victims' rights, advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, or other related fields.

  • 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 with your resume