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Spring 2022_Economic Justice Undergrad Internship

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) seeks energetic, motivated undergraduate interns with a record of commitment to racial and social justice and excellent writing, legal research and communication skills. 

NCLEJ advances the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country, using ground-breaking impact litigation, policy advocacy, and support for grassroots organizing. NCLEJ fights to end systemic discrimination against people of color, women, immigrants, and people with disabilities, and works to build systems that provide economic security and full participation in society to all. Our current advocacy is focused on 1) preserving and maintaining access to government benefits; 2) protecting and advancing the rights of workers; 3) combatting unlawful and abusive debt collection and wealth extraction; and 4) advocating for people with disabilities.  

Internship Description:  Interns will, based on their interest, current projects and skills:  

Qualifications:  Students must have experience and/or a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Excellent writing and research skills. Data/quantitative, social media and digital organizing, and/or foreign language skills are all welcomed! NCLEJ supports students seeking academic credit or funding from their school or outside sources. Applicants must be available at minimum 10 hours per week for 12 weeks. We can also provide full-time internships for shorter periods of time.  

NCLEJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and people from other historically disenfranchised communities to apply. NCLEJ does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital or parental status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

NCLEJ makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, with full opportunities for internships in all positions.  

How to apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and short writing sample to Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to every email. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview. 

NCLEJ is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying, please contact Leah Lotto at 212-633-6967 or If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.