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Law Student Internship

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice



The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is seeking a law student intern for the fall and/or spring semester. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a non-profit organization driven by a mission to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues. We strive to identify social injustices that have not been fully addressed by either public or private sectors and address those injustices by leveraging our own resources, partnering with pro bono attorneys, and working with strategic coalitions.


Interns will engage in a variety of activities, which may include the following:


Attending and summarizing Access to Justice Commission meetings, coalition meetings, strategy meetings, legislative briefings, and other meetings

Legal and legislative research and writing

Drafting correspondence, newsletters, fact sheets, e-alerts and other advocacy materials

Literature reviews and summaries

Interacting with and interviewing access to justice stakeholders across the state.

Analyzing data from various local, state and federal courts and agencies

Helping the staff plan and prepare for Board meetings, conferences, stakeholder meetings, etc.

Applicants must have strong writing and organizational skills and must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Constant Contact a plus. Most important, applicants must have an interest in promoting social justice.


While internships are unpaid, interns gain valuable experience in legislative advocacy, legal research and writing, and non-profit administration and have the opportunity to engage with prominent members of the legal community. Students with an interest in law, social justice, and legislative affairs are encouraged to apply.


Internships will begin in September and entail a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week at our office, located in downtown Boston. Exact starting date and work days/hours are flexible. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Deb Silva (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Massachusetts Appleseed is an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity in its workforce, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status or any other status protected by applicable law.



Job posted on 17th July 2018

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