Exciting opportunity to work with the NLGLA/NLGLF

Legal Intern (Winter Semester) 

The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)/National Lesbian and Gay Law Foundation (NLGLF), located in Washington, DC, has an exciting opportunity for second- and third-year law students interested in advancing diversity and promoting justice in and through the legal profession. NLGLA/NLGLF seeks a flexible, energetic legal intern capable of working in a small, fast-paced office environment. The intern will be a valuable part of the NLGLA/NLGLF team, working with staff, volunteers and board members to research important policy and legal issues impacting the organization. This part-time position offers the opportunity to gain exposure to national issues and play a substantive role in helping NLGLA/NLGLF achieve the strategic goals found in its 2008-2012 strategic plan.  

This is an unpaid position for the winter semester. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources. Multiple internships may be filled from this listing. Internships can be conducted virtually; candidates do not need to be local.  


  • Research public policy statements and legal and legislative issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals
  • Assist in the preparation of publications on LGBT legal issues, including amici briefs, law review articles and white papers
  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of NLGLA/NLGLF

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Current second- or third-year law student in excellent academic standing
  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • Experience with legislative process and social justice advocacy
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information in a concise, coherent manner
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to LGBT issues
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and execute assignments with limited supervision within nonprofit organizational structures

NLGLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selected candidate will enjoy a professional work environment, a flexible schedule, and a collegial culture.  

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to: Juan Ramon Garcia, Program Associate at Juan@nlgla.org