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"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is simply the best civil rights law firm in American history." -- President Obama

Fellowships and Internships

  • Law Student Semester Internships: New York and Washington D.C. Offices

    May 23, 2016
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship

    May 9, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Inc. (“LDF”) invites rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and other recent law school graduates to apply for LDF sponsorship for public interest fellowship projects to begin in the Fall of 2016, Spring 2017 or Fall 2017.  Sponsorship will enable the applicant to submit proposals for consideration to fellowships offered by the applicant’s law school.

  • Post-Graduate Fellowship, Criminal Justice Reform

    May 9, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Inc. (“LDF”) invites rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and other recent law school graduates to apply for LDF sponsorship for a criminal justice related fellowship to begin in the Fall of 2017.  Sponsorship will enable the applicant to submit proposals for consideration for the Soros Justice Fellowship or other criminal justice fellowship identified by the applicant.

  • Summer Undergraduate/Graduate Communications Internship

    May 9, 2016

    LDF has an immediate need for a highly motivated and passionate Communications intern to work 15-25 hours per week in our New York office to help us coordinate our media outreach and social media/online communications. This is an opportunity to gain significant communications and public relations experience by working with a leading organization in the field of racial justice. Both undergraduate and graduate student applications are welcome.