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Equal Rights Advocates, founded in 1974, protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women, girls, and gender-expansive people using a three-pronged advocacy approach consisting of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and direct services. Join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead. Learn more about the benefits of joining ERA!

Available positions:

Available in 2023:


 

ERA has engaged Koya Partners to lead this search for our organization. Please use this link to the Koya website to find out more about the National Legal Director position and to apply.


 

Program Director (Equal Pay Today & Other Strategic Initiatives)

Position: Program Director – Equal Pay Today and Other Strategic Initiatives
Reporting To: Legal Director or Executive Director
Position Classification: Full time, exempt
Annual Compensation: $95,000- $125,000 dependent on experience and skill set.
Position Location: Proximity to Washington D.C. with quarterly visits to the ERA’s main office located in San Francisco, CA

Expected Start Date: October 1, 2022
Website: https://www.equalrights.org/
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) dedicates itself to the fight for gender equality and justice through impact litigation, policy reform, and community outreach movement-building at the state and federal levels. This position offers a unique opportunity to develop and engage in high-impact policy advocacy and network-building at the state, multi-state, and national levels with creative and dedicated colleagues. The successful candidate will be responsible for playing a leading role on select strategic initiatives of ERA. At least 55% of time will be dedicated to directing the national Equal Pay Today (EPT) campaign. Equal Pay Today is an innovative and collaborative campaign with partners across the country to close the gender wage gap. Learn more here. The Program Director will spend the balance of time helping lead other national initiatives, including (1) the Stop Harassment State Network, a national network of organizations working to combat harassment at work and at school, and (2) ERA’s Family Voices Project, which recently surveyed Black and Latinx family breadwinners in 16 cities across the country to inform community organizing and policy reform targets ahead. Learn more here.

The Program Director manages or co-manages all aspects of the project– programming, organizing, and fundraising. This senior level position is ideal for significantly experienced legal policy advocates and progressive organizers. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to underserved communities and to working at the intersection of gender and racial justice. They must have experience centering and promoting the leadership and visibility of women of color. They must have experience building and supporting strategic partnerships and coalitions. They ideally also have significant experience with legal policy advocacy, project management, strategic goal setting and goal implementation. They will contribute to strategic communication and fundraising efforts.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

As Program Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Represent ERA and Equal Pay Today on Capitol Hill and before local, state and federal policymakers in coordination with the Policy Director;
  • Manage, expand and support the work of the Equal Pay Today Roundtable of local, state and national organizations, as well as its Enforcement, Policy, Research, and Outreach Committees.
  • Serve as a thought leader on pay equity issues and contributing to the development and implementation of Equal Pay Today strategies to close the gender and race wage gap;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with allied organizations and policymakers;
  • Provide strong thought leadership on program issue areas through blogs, tweets, presentations, and media appearances.
  • Oversee Equal Pay Today budget and administration with ERA support staff;
  • Work with ERA to hire, supervise, evaluate, and manage project personnel;
  • Develop and execute fundraising proposals; manage and report on program deliverables of grants;
  • Travel domestically to attend meetings with funders and partners; and
  • Support other women’s economic security initiatives of Equal Rights Advocates.

Preferred & Required Qualifications 

Education and Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree is preferred, college degree and job-related experience required;
  • Five or more years of relevant professional work experience;
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing a large or national multi-issue, multi-stakeholder campaign for a state based or national organization required;
  • Demonstrated experience working with or on behalf of women of color, low-paid workers, and/or other underserved communities.
  • Experience with and knowledge of social justice, women’s rights, and/or fair pay issues required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities The successful candidate will have these important competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communications, presentation skills;
  • You are an experienced user of: Outlook and other Microsoft Suite products. Familiarity with Slack, and shared workflow products is a plus;
  • Strong, proven facilitator and motivator of diverse and large coalitions, groups, committees;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative public education and fundraising campaigns;
  • Proven and reliable track record for working remotely – you are highly organized, flexible, use technology to enable communication with your team, and you err of the side of transparency;
  • Strong and polished interpersonal skills; ability to build strong relationships and partnerships with a diverse audience;
  • Ability to work independently, but in close communication with home base;
  • Ability to manage and coordinate activities among groups of individuals who reside in multiple states across the country with minimal supervision;
  • Highly innovative and collaborative;
  • An understanding of, and proven experience in, engaging with and motivating members of the public;
  • Self-motivated and self-managing;
  • Excellent attention to detail, organized and process-oriented;
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in a dynamic organization under significant time pressures. Intense deadlines make you feel alive – and you meet them;
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to problem-solve issues quickly and effectively;
  • Strong and demonstrable cultural competencies;
  • Ability to provide timely reports and maintain good records of operations;
  • Ability to be an effective liaison and representative for the organization; and
  • Resourceful, patient, persistent and most importantly, passionate about equal pay for women.

Compensation

Salary: The Program Director has a salary range of $95,000- $125,000 dependent on experience and skill set.

How to Apply

Are you ready to join the ERA team?

  1. Submit your résumé and a cover letter combined in the same document attachment [to [email protected] with the title of the position sought in the email subject line].
  2. Tell us about:
    • Your interest in this position, and
    • Your interest in ERA work
  3. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  4. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application deadline of end-of-day September 2, 2022.
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by September 12, 2022
  6. Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references.

We look forward to receiving your application! Learn more about the benefits of joining ERA.

 


Staff Attorney, Advice & Counseling Program

Position: Staff Attorney, Advice & Counseling Program
Reporting To: Legal Director or Executive Director
Position Classification: Full time, exempt 
Annual Compensation: $75,000- $90,000. Salary will depend on experience.
Position Location: ERA’s main offices are located in San Francisco, CA, with a hybrid remote/in person work schedule. ERA is able to offer a moving stipend to the Bay Area.
Website: https://www.equalrights.org/
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv 

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is seeking a dynamic and motivated attorney with 2-6 years of relevant experience to oversee our Advice & Counseling (A&C) Program and participate in related enforcement efforts, consistent with the strategic impact goals of the organization. The program provides direct legal services – including legal information, brief services, representation/litigation, and other advocacy – to workers and students across the country on matters involving gender discrimination, unfair pay, sexual harassment/violence, and related civil rights issues. With the support of a Program Coordinator, Administrative Associate, and other legal team staff, the Staff Attorney will oversee day-to-day operations of the A&C Program, provide legal assistance to people experiencing sex discrimination (including sexual violence) or other unfair treatment at work or in school, and supervise legal fellows and student interns (law clerks) providing the same. The Staff Attorney will also help to develop Know-Your-Rights training and materials and collaborate with ERA staff and partners to conduct community outreach and education on gender justice issues. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a transformational impact in people’s lives while working to address key civil rights, economic security, and gender justice issues in a thriving organization with creative, dedicated staff and a supportive work environment.

The Organization 

ERA is a national civil rights organization founded in 1974 to expand economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA embraces an inclusive and intersectional view of gender justice, inclusive of trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive people. As we combat the patriarchy, we also challenge racist power structures and inequities compounded by ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Since its inception, ERA has been on the front lines of advancing gender justice through a combination of impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services, bringing visibility to the experiences and voices of the people we represent.   

Our talented and fierce team includes litigators, policy reformers, and movement builders working at the state, multi-state and national levels promoting gender equity and racial justice, expanding economic security, and growing community power. ERA’s legal initiatives include the Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education (including a pro bono network of volunteer attorneys), and several campaigns chaired by ERA and led in partnership with hundreds of partner organizations across the country driving gender justice reform and enforcement. These include the Equal Pay Today campaign, the Women’s Agenda Initiative, the Network of States to Stop Harassment, and the Stronger California Women’s Economic Security Campaign.   

ERA’s home base is in San Francisco, California, with team members also located in Washington D.C. and other locations.  Our annual operating budget is $4.3 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future. 

Job Responsibilities  

  • Coordinate and supervise day-to-day operations of ERA’s Advice & Counseling (A&C) program, including case management systems and protocols for screening and intake processes 
  • Conduct intakes and provide legal information, advice, counseling, representation and other legal assistance to individuals on issues related to gender discrimination in employment and education 
  • Train and supervise legal fellows, law clerks, and pro bono volunteers to provide legal information and assistance to individuals through the A&C program; assign and evaluate cases 
  • Work with Program Coordinator to develop and update client-facing communications and tools used by A&C counselors to provide legal services; ensure coverage and coordinate scheduling, and regularly audit the A&C team’s compliance with internal protocols 
  • Analyze data, generate reports, and communicate with audiences within and outside of ERA about A&C program-related trends, outcomes, and impact  
  • Consistently maintain and refine A&C program structure, systems, and services to align with organizational strategic plan and goals 
  • Develop and update ERA’s internal training relating to the A&C program as well as public-facing legal resources, self-help tools, and Know Your Rights materials  
  • Develop and contribute to impact litigation, community legal outreach, education, and training 
  • Help to recruit, hire, onboard, and support fellows, law clerks, interns, and pro bono volunteers 

Qualifications  

  • Active license to practice law in California 
  • At least two years of experience providing direct legal services to individuals in matters related to workplace justice, economic security, education-related civil rights, and/or combating sexual or gender-based violence. Candidates with employment law background will be preferred. 
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to social justice, civil rights, and gender equity 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize competing deadlines, take direction from more than one manager 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interest in significant client interaction 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, take initiative, exercise good judgment, and follow-through/follow up  
  • Commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and dedication to expanding access to justice for women, girls, and people of marginalized gender identities 
  • Proven ability to creatively problem-solve  
  • Ability to drive and travel as required by the position. 
  • Able to deliver results, multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, quick turnaround environment; can work independently well even when in a hybrid remote work setting 
  • Comfortable in a techy, paper-less environment and adeptness at navigating systems and apps: Microsoft 365 product suite, internal messaging (i.e., Slack), productivity, and project management (i.e., Blackbaud, Salesforce, Adobe Pro DC, e-sign, Basecamp), expenses (i.e., Concur), time tracking (i.e., Hour Timesheets), virtual telecom and video meetings (i.e., RingCentral, Zoom), and Clio, and Legal Server 
  • Exceptional work ethic and sense of responsibility; detail-oriented, with focus quality and accuracy; resourceful at getting to the root of problems and then finding solutions 
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism 
  • Multilingual and multi-cultural capabilities are always a plus

Additional preferred qualifications

  • Experience advocating for, representing, and/or collaborating with low-paid workers, women and girls of color, immigrants, and/or individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+  
  • Experience working with victims of sexual trauma and/or gender-based violence or other basis for familiarity with the effects of trauma and understanding of trauma-informed approaches to advocacy and communication with survivors 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish 

Compensation 

The Staff Attorney, Advice & Counseling Program has a salary range of $75,000- $90,000, dependent on experience and skill set.

Benefits 

  • 13 paid annual holidays  
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in 1st year – up to 25 days annually post 1 year  
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually 
  • Employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees and child dependents, with option to add spouse at own cost 
  • Employer-paid chiropractic/acupuncture benefit, long-term disability insurance, and $50K life/AD&D for employees 
  • Optional vision insurance at own cost for self and dependents 
  • Optional health and dependent care FSAs, plus pre-tax commuter employee accounts 
  • Optional 403(b) qualified retirement plan – employer-matched up to 4% of compensation  
  • Flexible, hybrid, life-balancing and friendly work-environment 
  • Leave options: pregnancy, parental/new child bonding, family medical/caregiving, disability, bereavement, jury, time-off to vote, personal, and more  
  • Years of Service Awards: minimum 2 weeks additional paid vacation every 5-year incremental anniversary 

Other 

  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday through Friday business hours, with travel. 
  • Laptop and required adapters and peripherals provided 
  • This position is not subject to strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.  
  • Team members with differing abilities are provided reasonable work accommodations 
  • ERA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy and adheres to the related regulatory requirements 

How to Apply
Are you ready to join the ERA team?

  1. Submit your résumé and a cover letter combined in the same document attachment [to [email protected] with the title of the position sought in the email subject line].  
  2. Tell us about: 
    • Your interest in this position, and  
    • Your interest in ERA work 
  3. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. 
  4. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application deadline of end-of-day July 22, 2022.
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by July 29, 2022
  6. Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism 

ERA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that will consider all applications equally without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, medical condition, religion, sexual orientation, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with differing abilities will be reasonably accommodated during the search process.  

ERA’s Equal Opportunity Employer Policy applies to all aspects and phases of employment. Through this commitment, ERA strives daily to maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive to all and free from discrimination.


Director of Development

Position: Director of Development
Reporting To: Executive Director
Position Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Annual Compensation: $120,000-$165,000  
Position Location: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, in a hybrid office-remote work environment 
Website: equalrights.org
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv  

The Opportunity

The Director of Development is a senior leader of the growing Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) team who will manage ERA’s Development team and lead Equal Rights Advocates’ fundraising goals to meet its $4.2 million operating budget and substantially grow revenue over the next three years. The Director of Development, in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and Development Team, leads the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan with aggressive goals for major gifts, planned giving, foundations, corporate giving, online giving, events, and ERA’s 50th Anniversary in 2024. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and contributes to the organization’s operational and strategic health and success. This is a fantastic opportunity for an established rainmaking leader who believes deeply in our feminist mission and wants to mobilize a team to hit bold fundraising targets, generate new resources to support ERA’s mission, and who is excited to lead both strategically and operationally. 

The ERA work environment is entrepreneurial and fast-paced. We leverage technology and systems to operate in the cloud and paperless. We roll up our sleeves and dive right in where we are needed and make a difference. If this seems exciting and interesting, join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead!

The Organization

ERA is a national civil rights organization founded in 1974 to expand economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA embraces an inclusive and intersectional view of gender justice, inclusive of non-binary and gender non-conforming people. As we combat the patriarchy, we also challenge racist power structures and inequities compounded by ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Since its inception, ERA has been on the front-lines of advancing gender justice through a combination of impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services, bringing visibility to the experiences and voices of the people we represent. Our talented and fierce team includes litigators, policy reformers, and movement builders working at the state, multi-state and national level promoting gender equity and racial justice, expanding economic security, and growing community power.  

ERA’s home base is in San Francisco, California, with team members also located in Washington D.C. and other locations. Our annual operating budget is $4.2 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future. 

Job Responsibilities

Lead fundraising for Equal Rights Advocates, ensuring the organization raises $4.2 million through diversified funding streams in FY 2022-23, and the continuing annual growth plans.

  • Plan and implement ERA’s major fundraising strategies including Annual Appeal, Major and Planned Giving Program, Annual Gala Fundraiser, online giving campaigns and other efforts.  
  • Strategically leverage the Executive Director in key fundraising activities 
  • Plan and implement annual virtual and/or 1000+ person fundraising gala 
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Communications department to achieve fundraising goals 
  • Lead robust institutional giving program and grant management 
  • Lead and further develop the individual major donor giving program to meet annual and long-term growth goals 
  • Lead corporate giving strategy, leveraging exciting recent opportunities 
  • Grow presence into new markets by developing and implementing fundraising plans in key regions outside of California to support ERA’s national programmatic work 
  • Leverage analytics from donor data to strategically respond to paradigm shifts and lead the fundraising response 
  • Provide board development support, liaising with board members to develop strategic give-get plans and overall development strategy 

Build, lead, manage, and coach a team to meet or exceed all fundraising targets each year.

  • Develop and implement the work plan and accountability measures for the Development team 
  • Design and ensure strong development operations, including data entry and management, as well as donor acknowledgments, gift processing, and income reconciliation with the Finance team 
  • Audit, design, and improve internal development processes and systems that result in greater efficiency of department operations
  • Develop and manage the Development department budget

Qualifications

  • At least six years of progressive experience in fundraising including record of success in expanding donor bases through cultivation and stewardship, demonstrating a solid track record with developing and maintaining relationships with individual and corporate donors, securing foundation grants, and overseeing fundraising events 
  • At least three years of experience fundraising for an organization with a minimum $4M and growing operating budget 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with fundraising certification preferred 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills 
  • Experience developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Superior experience in CRM database management and producing sophisticated database analytics 
  • Superior project management skills – including planning, analysis, decision making, problem solving, and multitasking capabilities 
  • Superior initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills 
  • Expertise in leading individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals 
  • Experience managing board and other volunteer ambassadors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, and coach a team, to manage up and across, and to inspire and mobilize staff and colleagues toward big goals  
  • Fundraising experience in social justice and/or women’s rights communities preferred 
  • Comfortable and thrives in a techy, paper-less environment and adept at navigating cloud-based systems and applications 
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism 

Compensation

The Director of Development position is full time, exempt and has a salary range of $120,000 – $165,000, depending on experience and skill set. 

Benefits

  • 13 paid annual holidays 
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in first year – and up to 25 days annually after completing the one-year anniversary   
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually 
  • Employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees, child dependents, and partially subsidized for spouses 
  • Employer-paid chiropractic/acupuncture benefit, long-term disability insurance, and $50K life/AD&D for employees   
  • Optional vision insurance at own cost for self, dependents, and spouses   
  • Optional employee pre-tax participation in FSA health and FSA dependent care plans, including commuter transit & parking  
  • Optional 403(b) qualified retirement plan – employer-matched up to 4% of compensation   
  • Flexible, hybrid, life-balancing and friendly work-environment   
  • Leave options: pregnancy, parental/new child bonding, family medical/caregiving, disability, bereavement, jury duty, time-off to vote, and more.   
  • Years of Service Awards: minimum 2 weeks additional paid vacation at every 5-year incremental anniversary

Other

  • Position location is San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, in a hybrid office-remote work environment 
  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday thru Friday business hours, with occasional, infrequent travel.  
  • Laptop and required adapters and peripherals provided  
  • This position is not subject to strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.  

How to Apply
Are you ready to join the ERA team?

  1. Submit your résumé and a cover letter to [email protected]  with the title of the position sought in the email subject line. 
  2. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and ERA. 
  3. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. 
  4. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application  deadline of end-of-day Monday, April 11. 
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by Monday, April 25. 
  6. Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism

ERA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that will consider all applications equally without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, medical condition, religion, sexual orientation, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with differing abilities will be reasonably accommodated during the search process.  

ERA’s Equal Opportunity Employer Policy applies to all aspects and phases of employment. Through this commitment, ERA strives daily to maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive to all and free from discrimination.


Undergraduate Internships Available

Attention Undergraduate Students
Fall 2022 Internships Now Open

Organization Description

Equal Rights Advocates, founded in 1974, protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women, girls, and people with marginalized gender identities using a three-pronged advocacy approach consisting of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and direct services.

Internship Description

Equal Rights Advocates provides learning opportunities that contribute to our mission of achieving gender justice with collaborative projects that equip undergrads with research, writing, and nonprofit administrative skills across several of our departments: our Non Profit Operations and Administration, Strategic Communications, Development (fundraising), and Legal departments.

Interns will learn about ERA’s historic wins for gender justice; our current impact litigation and legislative advocacy efforts; about basic communications tactics and strategies; as well as fundamental fundraising strategies for an inside look of a gender justice nonprofit. They will also build skills in a professional environment that will contribute to their future job-seeking.

This internship is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students interested in social justice work, the legal profession, or nonprofit careers. Our goal is for undergraduate interns to leave this placement with a holistic non-profit experience to help identify which part of the non-profit world they would like to pursue a career in.

Interns will have learning opportunities across departments, which will likely include the following, depending on experience and the timing of their internship:

  • Learning about data integrity and financial reporting projects
  • Learning about common software that support key nonprofit functions like donor management and supporter communications
  • Learn what it takes to support fundraising drives and/or events
  • Learning about the creation of social media content
  • Learning how to become an on-campus ambassador to market the launch of ERA’s program to support student survivors of sexual violence at their school
  • Learning how to improve and market public-facing materials, such as ERA’s Know Your Rights fact sheets and presentations
  • Learning how to draft content for blogs, email campaigns, and other materials to reach diverse audiences
  • Learning how to create media pitches and cultivate media
  • Learning the basics of legal + policy research
  • Learning how to improve and maintain document archiving in a nonprofit setting

Fall and Spring Interns will have projects of a similar scope as the above, but will also work with us on our Annual Luncheon event, one of the largest women’s rights events of the summer.

Who Should Apply:  Students of any year level participating in a four-year undergraduate program.

Qualifications

    • Excellent writing & research skills
    • Commitment to public interest law, women’s issues, and/or social or economic justice
    • Coursework, work experience with, or demonstrated interest in marginalized communities, people of color, low-income individuals, immigrants, at-risk youth
    • Coursework in women’s or gender studies, economics, community organizing, sociology, employment or discrimination law, or related fields preferred
    • Students with bilingual ability, especially Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply
    • Students with proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog or Vietnamese also a plus
    • Good judgment, hustle, and resourcefulness (i.e., you are known for ‘getting it done.’)
  • An excellent sense of humor and willingness to be part of a team of feisty, no-nonsense civil rights badasses

Compensation

These positions are generally unpaid. ERA will provide a travel reimbursement for transit to and from the office or internship events to all interns. Many of our academic-year interns earn academic credit.  If requested by our awesome interns, ERA is happy to submit support letters and other documentation to help students obtain credit or external funding.

Hours

Interns during the school year who receive academic credit are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. If a student does not receive credit, or holds a part-time or full-time paying job, her/his time commitment is more flexible. Summer interns are expected to work a set schedule with a minimum of 18 hours to a maximum of 37 hours for at least 10 weeks.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (2-3 pages), contact information, and 2-3 references via email to [email protected]with the subject line “Internship Application,” and also indicate which semester you are applying for in your subject line. (Examples: “Spring Internship Application” or “Summer Internship Application”).

Application deadlines:  Internships will remain open until filled. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

Post-Graduate Legal Fellowships

ERA is no longer accepting applications for this role for the 2022-2024 two-year cycle – those selections have already been made.

ERA will likely consider Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship applications again in 2023 for the 2024-2026 two-year cycle. Please refer to this page for additional information on this role and to stay informed in the event there are any changes in fellowship availability.

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