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Fellowships and Internships

  • The New York Summer Law Students Internships Application Process is Closed for Summer 2016

    April 21, 2016

    Thanks you for your interest in the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund New York Summer Law Students Internships.  LDF is no longer accepting applications for  Summer 2016.  Please visit here again in the Fall for details and application instructions to the Summer 2017 session.

  • 2016 Law Students Spring Internships: New York Office

    April 21, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.   Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

  • 2016 Law Students Summer Internships: Washington DC Office

    September 14, 2015

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is currently accepting law student internship applications for Summer 2016.  Summer interns will be responsible for legal and policy research, legal writing, policy analysis, monitoring federal legislation and administrative activity, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach material, discovery review, and/or other needs that may arise during the summer.  Intern assignments depend on the needs of LDF’s legal and policy staff during the summer months. Summer interns will be exposed to a variety of activity within the largest national civil rights coalition, including a series of brown bag luncheons featuring prominent civil rights and public interest attorneys, attended by interns from numerous non-profit legal organizations. Internships are unpaid and limited in number.