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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.

Available positions:

Available in 2023:


 

Reporting To: Executive Director
Position Classification: Full time, exempt
Annual Compensation: $130,000-190,000. Salary will depend heavily on experience. ERA also offers a work environment that values work/life balance and a competitive benefits package that includes employer paid group medical and dental coverage for team members and dependents; Flexible Spending and Commuter Plans; generous vacation and personal paid time off, and paid sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; and an option to contribute to a 403(b) plan with no waiting period – matched by company up to 4% depending on employee contribution level.
Position Location: ERA’s main offices are located in San Francisco, CA, with a hybrid remote/in person office. ERA is able to offer a moving stipend to the Bay Area, and/or consider candidates from the NY-DC corridor who are willing to be bicoastal.
Website: equalrights.org
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is seeking an experienced and dynamic National Legal Director at a pivotal time of growth and high impact for the organization centering the experiences of communities of color. The position presents an exciting opportunity to build on the extraordinary momentum of a legal team which has successfully advocated for 30 policy initiatives in recent years benefiting 30 million people, led groundbreaking litigation resulting in progress for working women, and defended the civil rights of students. The National Legal Director will oversee ERA’s robust and expanding legal programs and initiatives based both in San Francisco and Washington D.C., and contribute to long-range strategic planning building ERA’s national impact. ERA seeks candidates with significant experience and success leading workplace and/or school reforms, and national and/or multi-state legal programs. A demonstrated commitment to building racial and/or gender justice preferred.  The National Legal Director will guide a 8-member legal team that includes senior staff managing major program areas. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team of ERA, the National Legal Director will also contribute significantly to national network building, fund and business development, programmatic thought leadership, and organizational strategic planning and management.

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 level 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 New American Majority Family Security Initiative, 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 $3.7 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future.

 

Responsibilities

Legal Program Strategic Visioning (20%)

  • Provide strategic direction for ERA’s legal programs, projects, and enforcement efforts.
  • Develop and implement goals and priorities for the legal program, including national and multi-state growth, to further the strategic plan approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Participate actively in long-range strategic planning and impact evaluation with senior leadership and the Board of Directors.

Legal Program Execution, Management, and Evaluation (60%)

  • Identify, build, and nurture national and state partners and networks, as well as advocacy, policy, and litigation opportunities. Represent ERA in key networks and coalitions, along with other senior legal staff.
  • Work closely with Senior Litigation Counsel to seek opportunities to initiate impact litigation in federal and state courts that will help achieve the organization’s strategic priorities and goals, including system change in workplaces and schools across the country.
  • Work in partnership with key ERA Directors and staff to implement integrated advocacy campaigns and high impact strategies utilizing legal, strategic communications, public education, legislative and community mobilizing programs.
  • Recruit, and manage and provide direct supervision to legal team members with the utmost professionalism, supporting leadership growth and job satisfaction, guiding/evaluating performance, and ensuring inclusive, and equitable and effective management practices.
  • Develop and oversee the legal team budget, including expense and revenue projections and tracking, in close consultation with other senior directors.
  • Ensure regular robust program evaluation is conducted, including the development and tracking of evaluation metrics on an annual basis. Leverage evaluation results to inform strategic program decisions.

Organizational Leadership & Fund Development/Reporting (20%)

  • An active member of and contributor to ERA’s executive leadership team, contribute to overall organizational planning and management. Staff various internal and external committees and represent the legal team at meetings of ERA’s Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with ERA’s Development Director and staff to develop and nurture funding opportunities. Manage legal team’s role in grant applications, grant deliverable tracking, and reporting.
  • Advocate for civil rights and gender justice and serve as a spokesperson for ERA both with media and as a public speaker, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Passion for gender and racial equity, reflected in a clear and inspiring commitment to the mission and growth of ERA.
  • J.D. from an accredited law school and membership in good standing; Admission to the California Bar within one year of hire.
  • The ideal candidate will be a proven legal visionary and strategist, with 10+ years experience managing, building, and/or growing legal teams and programs with a national footprint, including representation of workers/student in discrimination matters.
  • Demonstrated success building and/or contributing to national coalitions and networks aligned with ERA’s mission. 
  • Prior legal director and multi-location management experience preferred.
  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of constitutional law and civil rights issues related to ERA’s mission, and a demonstrated commitment to the preservation and vigorous enforcement of the civil rights of women and girls. 
  • Proven ability to work with other senior legal staff and other counsel developing and implementing short- and long-term litigation strategies in trial and appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts. Proven ability to serve as lead counsel and support other staff in lead counsel roles.
  • Extensive familiarity with the working and operation of state and federal government, with federal policy and/or government relations experience preferred.
  • Exceptional research, writing and analytical skills; excellent oral communication skills; proven ability to clearly communicate complex legal issues both in the courtroom and to the public.
  • Demonstrated experience serving as a spokesperson and thought leader on social justice issues. Prior media experience preferred.
  • Experience managing legal budgets and enthusiasm for and proven ability to develop funds and business to further organizational goals and to manage grant deliverables. 
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and mentor employees, a commitment to the values and principles of diversity and equity, and experience working with and engaging diverse communities, clients and coalition partners including non-attorneys. 
  • Success in this position will require strong self-motivation, a demonstrated capacity to work in a timely and professional manner under multiple deadlines, and the ability to coordinate with and manage legal staff, other organizational employees and leaders, and outside partners. 
  • Ability to drive and travel as required by the position.
  • Able to deliver results, multitask and prioritize in 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 cloud-based systems/applications. 
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and influencing skills; inspires and motivates
  • Multilingual and multi-cultural capabilities are always a plus

Compensation

The National Legal Director position has a salary range of $130,000-190,000, 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. Any staff member not located in San Francisco should expect to travel to San Francisco home offices up to 8 times per year.  
  • 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: 
    1. Your interest in this particular position, and 
    2. 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 January 30, 2022.
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by February 15, 2022 

Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references.

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.

 


Position: Senior Legal Counsel (Litigation)
Reporting To: National Legal Director
Position Classification: Full time, exempt
Annual Compensation: $95,000-125,000. Salary will depend heavily on experience. ERA also offers a work environment that values work/life balance and a competitive benefits package that includes employer paid group medical and dental coverage for team members and dependents; Flexible Spending and Commuter Plans; generous vacation and personal paid time off, and paid sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; and an option to contribute to a 403(b) plan with no waiting period – matched by company up to 4% depending on employee contribution level.
Position Location: ERA’s main offices are located in San Francisco, CA, with a hybrid remote/in person office. 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 an experienced and dynamic Senior Legal Counsel (Litigation) at a pivotal time of growth and high impact for the organization. The position presents an exciting opportunity to build on the extraordinary momentum of a legal team which has led groundbreaking litigation resulting in progress for working women and students facing gender, racial, LGBTQI+ injustice. ERA seeks candidates with significant experience and success leading civil rights impact litigation, with a focus on workplaces and schools. A demonstrated commitment to building racial and/or gender justice preferred. The Senior Counsel will supervise 2-3 junior team members. This staff member will identify opportunities for strategic litigation, develop a high impact litigation docket in coordination with organizational goals, lead and participate in state and federal litigation, and guide direct service programs to strategic impact goals. 

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 level 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 $3.7 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future.

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: 
    1. Your interest in this particular position, and 
    2. 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 January 30, 2022.
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by February 15, 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.

 


Administrative Associate

Position: Administrative Associate
Reporting To: Senior Counsel
Position Classification: Full-time
Annual Compensation: Hourly
Position Location: San Francisco Bay Area; hybrid office-remote work environment
Website: equalrights.org
Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) seeks a motivated, passionate, self-starter Administrative Associate to support a growing team of seven attorneys and one program coordinator that are providing direct legal services to hundreds of workers and students across the country, litigating impact cases in state and federal court, managing multiple campaigns to end sexual violence and increase worker protections, and working on local, state, and federal policy and legislation. The Administrative Associate will provide administrative support to strengthen the team’s ability to broaden their reach and make systemic changes to advance racial, economic, and gender justice policies that benefit students and working womxn, particularly Black, Latinx, AAPI, Indigenous/Native, and LGBTQI+ communities. Check out our website for more information on our work!

The ERA work environment is entrepreneurial, fast-paced and constantly changing, with quick turnarounds and pivots in response to people and events that need our engagement. We leverage technology and systems to operate in the cloud and paperless – we can work and connect from anywhere, anytime. 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 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 level 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 $3.7 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future.

Job Responsibilities

 Meeting and Scheduling

  • Schedule internal and external meetings (video, conference call, in-person)
  • Develop meeting agendas
  • Draft meeting notes, including items for follow up by responsible team members
  • Update internal calendars with team events, deadlines, and reminders
  • Register team members for conferences and events
  • Book team travel reservations

Information Organizing, Archiving, and Dissemination

  • Archive and organize data and documents, including in cloud-based repositories
  • Document formatting support, including for confidential documents
  • Drafting presentations based on team specs
  • Provide department updates internally
  • Arrange for delivery of documents to third parties
  • Update and organize program online resource hub information
  • Entry of client-related information, activities, and status updates to databases
  • Assist team with drafting of content for grant applications and grant reporting
  • Participate in facilitating program related training
  • Provide access to online resource hubs, including technical support assistance

Other General Support:

  • Assist team members with
    • Timekeeping
    • Expense processing
    • Operational and administrative activities
    • Technology solution facilitation
    • Tracking progress on follow-ups
  • Generate client bills and track payments received

Qualifications

  • At least 2-3 years of experience providing administrative support in a professional setting; experience working in a legal setting is a plus
  • Minimum undergraduate degree or the equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate professionally in a variety of contexts and excellent judgment, particularly with regard to external communications
  • Ability to work on a variety of different tasks and assignments and manage competing priorities
  • Able to deliver results, multitask and prioritize in 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 other cloud-based applications
  • Self-motivated and curious; always wanting to grow and learn more
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and influencing skills; inspires and motivates
  • High level of intuitive and critical analysis skills; “connects the dots”
  • Exceptional work-ethic and sense of responsibility; detail-oriented, with focus on quality and accuracy; resourceful at getting to the root of problems and finding solutions
  • Flexible and able to pivot as circumstances require; embraces change
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism
  • Multi-language and multi-cultural capabilities are a plus

Compensation

The Administrative Associate position has an hourly pay range of $28.50 to $31.00, 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

Other

  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday through 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.
  • 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 to [email protected] with “Administrative Associate” in the email subject line.
  2. Tell us about:
    1. Your interest in this particular position, and
    2. Your interest in ERA’s 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 Monday, November 29, 2021.
  5. Applicants will be provided a status update by Monday, December 13, 2021.
  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
Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 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 during the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar 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 2020 and Spring 2021 Interns will have projects of a similar scope as the above, but will also work with us on our 2021 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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