Posted: Sunday, April 2, 2017 12:03 AM
Company Name:The National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter
The National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) seeks an enthusiastic and administratively competent intern. The individual will gain access to the Bay Area progressive legal community and knowledge of challenges and attacks on human rights throughout the country. Includes working on issues such as demonstrations law (defending protesters), human rights, immigrant rights, anti-racism and queer/transgender rights. Also involves engaging with members of the NLGSF at events in various parts of the Bay Area.
The internship is a semester long, during which time the intern will assist office staff with general administrative duties and be assigned individual projects to complete during the semester. Must be computer literate, comfortable working in a hectic environment, have a good phone demeanor and a passion for social justice.
Please send a cover letter and resume through Localwise or to
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
*This is an unpaid internship position
About This Business
The National Lawyers Guild is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization which shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. Our aim is to bring together all those who regard adjustments to new conditions as more important than the veneration of precedent; who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, and minority groups upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.
The objects of the organization shall be:
To aid in making the United States and the State Constitutions and law and the administrative and judicial agencies of government responsive to the will of the American people;
To protect and foster our democratic institutions and civil rights and liberties of all people;
To aid in the establishment of governmental and professional agencies to supply adequate legal services to all who are in need and cannot obtain it;
To promote justice in the administration of the law;
To aid in the adoption of laws for the economic and social welfare of the people;
To keep the people informed upon legal matters affecting the public interest;
To encourage, in the study of law, a consideration of the social and economic aspects of the law;
To improve the ethical standards which must guide the lawyer in the performance of his or her professional and social duties; and
To promote world unity through collaboration among the Bars of members of the United Nations.
• Location: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
• Post ID: 55161052 sf