LGBTQ Project Intern

Children’s Rights is seeking a part-time graduate or undergraduate intern to provide research assistance for a project that highlights the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) children in out-of-home care settings. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert groups and policy analysts, to bring about meaningful reform in government child welfare agencies that provide foster care, adoptive and child protective services.

The intern will perform such tasks as: conducting factual research and analysis, tracking relevant legislation, preparing memoranda on specific foster care or case-related issues, and other assorted case-related tasks, including some administrative and clerical support.

Students interested in issues affecting LGBTQ young people, public interest law, policy advocacy, child welfare, juvenile justice, social services, and/or reform of government systems would find an internship at Children’s Rights to be an interesting and rewarding experience.

Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of three months is required. Children’s Rights is happy to help interns secure funding from their school or course credit.

Qualifications
Applicants must be current graduate or undergraduate students in or near New York City, who are available to work at least one full day per week. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to and knowledge of issues affecting LGBTQ communities. Candidates must be detail-oriented and well organized, with strong writing and critical thinking skills.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and college transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) by November 30, 2015. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. While emailed applications are preferred, you may also submit your materials by postal mail or fax, addressed to Ethan Grossman. Mail to 330 7th Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001; fax to 212-683-4015; email to egrossman@childrensrights.org.