NCTE Summer '05 Legal Intern
Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for our 2014 Summer Internship Program.
NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Applicants may apply to intern with NCTE's policy, communications, or development departments for a general internship which will combine all three areas of work, or for a legal internship. Internships have flexible start and end dates.
While internships are unpaid during the school year, though during the summer NCTE offers a stipend that should cover living expenses in DC. NCTE can also work with a student's university to assure academic credit is received (if eligible for credit).NCTE welcomes applications for the following internship positions:
Andrew Cray Legal Fellowship
- Provide research and analysis on current policy issues.
- Track local and federal policies.
- Educate policymakers and key stakeholders.
- Assist transgender activists in lobbying visits.
- Attend hearings, coalitional meetings, and community events.
- Research and write 3-4 blog posts per week (>350 words) on social and political issues important to transgender people.
- Monitor and produce monthly analytics of NCTE's blog and social media sites.
- Draft and edit press releases and media advisories.
- Pitch news items to bloggers and reporters.
- Monitor and produce bi-weekly media reports.
- Maintain press contact list.
- Assist with managing press events.
- Other communications tasks as assigned by the NCTE team.
- Maintain development systems including individual donor tracking, grant calendar, and event calendar
- Assist with individual donor research and correspondence, including moves management
- Resolve donor concerns through phone and e-mail correspondence
- Research potential grants and draft grant proposal and report language
- Work with Communications team on editorial calendar and integrating development into social media
- Turn NCTE’s policy work into compelling stories to use in development materials
- Assist in drafting NCTE’s annual report and other print materials as needed
- Coordinate small event logistics and assist with event outreach
- A mixture of policy, communications, and development tasks, as listed above.
- Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program.
- Strong research and writing skills, especially for the Policy and Communications positions.
- Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively.
- A commitment to transgender equality.
- Demonstrated interest in transgender, LGBT, health care, privacy, civil rights or related issues is a plus.
Time and Location
Interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 15-20 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters or for 40 hours per week during the summer term.
Application & Deadline
Mail, fax, or email a resume, cover letter, and a 1-3 page writing sample to Emily Rainone at email@example.com. Cover letters should describe your background, experience, and interest in this work and should specify if you are interested in Policy, Communications, Development, or General internship position. If you are interested in a communications internship, please submit a sample blog post and a sample press release on a current topic related to transgender equality in lieu of the standard writing sample. .
NCTE offers two summer law fellowship opportunities, which are named in memory of trans health advocate Andrew Cray. Learn more about Andrew Cray here. We welcome applications from students currently enrolled in law school. Andrew Cray Law Fellows during the summer are full-time, paid opportunities to cover living expenses. Fellows during the academic year are generally unpaid unless they are working full-time. NCTE will work with a student's university to assure academic credit is received if eligible for credit.
Law Fellow Responsibilities
- Provide research and analysis on legal and/or policy issues
- Track local and federal legislation and policies
- Educate policymakers and key stakeholders
- Assist transgender activists in lobbying visits
- Attend hearings, coalitional meetings, and community events
- Currently enrolled in a law school
- Strong research and writing skills are absolutely critical
- Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively
- A commitment to transgender equality
- Demonstrated interest in transgender, LGBT, health care, privacy, civil rights or related issues a plus
Time and Location
Summer Law Fellows work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
Spring/Fall Law Fellows work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 15-20 hours per week, Monday - Friday. Full-time legal interns are also desired for Spring and Fall semesters.
ApplicationMail, fax, or email a resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample to Emily Rainone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply several months before each semester, and, by December 31 for summer.