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Fellowships and Internships

Internships

The Honorable Louis H. Pollak Memorial Fund at LDFJudge Louis H. Pollak

LDF is proud to provide financial support for select interns through the Honorable Louis H. Pollak Memorial Fund. The Fund, which honors the late Judge Louis H. Pollak and his lifelong efforts in the struggle for civil rights, will finance the summer employment of select LDF interns engaged in critical work at the center of LDF litigation and advocacy.

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  • NAACP Legal Defense Launches Fellowship for Civil Rights Lawyers in Honor of Late President and Director-Counsel John Payton

    October 20, 2014 - March 16, 2015

    John A. Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy Fellowship
    pays tribute to Payton’s legacy

    New York—Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund announced the launch of the John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy Fellowship, which provides a mid-level lawyer with the opportunity to spend a year as a staff attorney at  LDF litigating cutting-edge civil rights cases. 

  • Summer 2015 Law Student Internship - New York Office

    September 11, 2014

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is currently accepting applications from law students for internships in LDF’s New York Office for Summer 2015. Summer legal interns will be responsible for legal research, memorandum writing, factual investigation, development of educational and outreach materials, discovery review, and a host of other needs that arise in LDF’s litigation and advocacy efforts in the areas of Education, Political Participation, Economic Justice and Criminal Justice.

  • Summer 2015 Law Student Internship - Washington D.C. Office

    September 11, 2014

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)* is currently accepting law student internship applications for Summer 2015.  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.