Lambda Legal Law Student Internship

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Lambda Legal – New York, NY

Lambda Legal seeks a Law Student Intern in its New York City Headquarters to work primarily with the Staff Attorney focused on intersectional work. The intern will be exposed to, and contribute to, active litigation related to prisoner’s rights and fair courts, among other things.

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Fall and/or Spring Semester

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people and those with HIV, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. For more information about Lambda Legal, visit .


The law student intern, under the supervision of Staff Attorney, Jael Humphrey, will assist with active litigation. Tasks will include research, drafting and reviewing pleadings, contributing to strategic decision making, and drafting and/or editing publications for public education .


Because of the focused and challenging nature of our work, we prefer to hire law students who have some experience or background in litigation. Law student should have an interest in criminal justice and prisoner rights issues. A demonstrated commitment to public interest law strengthens an application. Ideally student will be able to commit at least two full days per week. Lambda Legal encourages applications from transgender people, people of color, and people with disabilities, including HIV.


This is a nonpaying position. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources, or course credit where available.

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About Lambda Legal’s HIV Project Lambda Legal was founded in 1973 to advance the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and began working on behalf of people with HIV at the onset of the epidemic in the 1980s. Lambda Legal filed the first HIV discrimination case in the nation in 1983, and later successfully forced hospitals to treat people with HIV and pushed prescription drug companies to lower the cost of HIV and AIDS treatments. Lambda Legal’s HIV Project has won critical victories on behalf of people with HIV to be treated equally and with dignity in employment, medical services, public accommodations, parenting and other areas of life.

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