Spring/Summer 2022 Internships
The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) welcomes internship applications in support of our Accessibility Project (AP) for the Spring/Summer 2022 semesters. Law students interested in social change and in hands-on, client-centered learning at a legal nonprofit are encouraged to apply. Internships will range from one to three months and will be fully remotely due to the pandemic. We are accepting applications from law students from all years, consistent with timelines set by their institutions. CREEC is exploring pathways to provide funding for this internship. In the interim, we encourage students to seek school-based or external funding and would be happy to support them in this process. CREEC has been a proud host of law student externs for many years and is dedicated to offering strong mentorship as part of our internship program. We highly value the talents and contributions of law student externs and seek to be diverse and inclusive.
CREEC is a disability justice organization that fights for intersectional liberation through impact litigation, individual representation, outreach, and education. CREEC works to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexuality, or gender identity.
The Accessibility Project (AP) fights against discrimination and for disability justice through impact litigation, individual advocacy, outreach and education. We currently engage in litigation and education efforts for incarcerated individuals, protesters and other people with disabilities to advocate for equal access, including effective communication, access to programs and services, and physical accessibility. We represent clients with many different types of disabilities including people with psychiatric disabilities, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and communication disabilities (such as people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind, or blind).
What to Expect
Legal externs may have the opportunity to communicate directly with clients and their family members; develop legal and factual research; and support fast-moving and innovative systems-change litigation and individual representation through AP. Legal externs will learn about the practice of disability rights law and may perform other legal tasks as needed.
How to Apply
Please email a resume and cover letter that explains your interest in an internship and any relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. CREEC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.