U.S. Federal Policy Summer 2017 Law Student Internship

Center for Reproductive Rights
Washington, DC
Feb 28, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Full Time

The Center's U.S. Policy & Advocacy Program is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in a variety of projects involving policy analysis and advocacy.This internship is based in Washington, D.C. and will focus on federal policy. Successful candidates will experience the day-to-day operations of a dynamic in-house policy team, including but not limited to legislative analysis and drafting, coalition advocacy, and translating legal and legislative language into persuasive policy documents.

The internship is full-time from June 5, 2017 through August 11, 2017.While the internship is located in Washington, DC, the Federal Policy Intern will travel to New York for orientation and another policy-based trip. Candidates are encouraged to seek outside funding for their internship.This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained.

The Center's summer internship program includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events, networking opportunities with other organizations, and other activities.


The scope of the internship will cover, but is not limited to:

  • Analyzing federal legislation and conducting legal research in connection with federal policy issues;
  • Monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other policy developments, including congressional hearings and markups, federal rulemakings, relevant litigation, and other events; and
  • Development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points, for use in lobbying activities and outreach.


  • Current law student (rising 3L preferred);
  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in gender/women's issues and reproductive rights preferred; experience with maternal health a bonus; and
  • Previous public interest policy experience a plus.