Intern with CWEALF!
Interns at CWEALF help to promote our mission by participating in a number of programs and activities. Internships are available during the school year and in the summer. Most internships are unpaid and require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week. Interns at CWEALF have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including:
- Development & Fundraising
- Legal Education
- Public Policy & Advocacy
- Research & Evaluation
- Public Relations & Outreach
- Event Planning
Interns are assigned projects depending on their skills and interests, their program requirements, and CWEALF priority activities. In addition to specific projects, interns assist with general office work such as correspondence, data entry, helping with mailings and other work as necessary.
CWEALF interns should have strong communication, writing and computer skills. Interns are expected to demonstrate general work-related skills such as punctuality, responsibility, and thoroughness.
How to Apply
To apply for a specific internship, please review any internship postings and requirements below, then download and complete the Intern Information Form. If there are no openings and/or you wish to send an unsolicited application, please specify what program you interested in. Please also include a resume and short writing sample. You can return applications to CWEALF via email, fax or mail.
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: (860) 524-0705
- Mail: One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-300 Hartford, CT 06106
Questions? Contact Denise Rhone via email or at (860) 247-6090
2017-2018 Academic Year Internship Openings
Desired start date for the following internships is September of 2017. Applications accepted until positions are filled.
The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year graduate or undergraduate student who is passionate about equality and justice to support its Legal Education Program as an Advocacy Fellow. CWEALF primarily serves low-income women and families needing assistance with legal and social service issues in family law, employment and education discrimination, and civil rights. Our Legal Education Program is comprised of an Information & Referral Line, bilingual Community Advocacy, and Community Education. CWEALF conducts individualized Community Advocacy primarily in Hartford and New Haven, and occasionally as needed throughout the state, to help remove barriers and to educate and prepare individuals who are navigating legal and social service systems. The Legal Education Program provides information and referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network and to other community organizations.
Responsibilities of the Advocacy Fellow include, but are not limited to:
- Support CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate by meeting with clients one-on-one, inside and outside of the office, in Hartford and/or New Haven, as well as inputting client efforts into the database.
- Conduct intake with clients regarding their legal issues; conduct follow-up efforts including referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network, state agencies, legal aid, and community organizations.
- Maintain close contact with CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate regarding the status of clients’ needs and cases.
- Answer calls made to CWEALF’s Information and Referral (I&R) service.
- Participate in evaluation efforts for advocacy clients including gathering feedback about CWEALF’s services and ascertaining the outcomes of their situation.
- Fluency in Spanish, verbal and written
- Cultural sensitivity, compassion, and understanding
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow-through
- Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of legal resources and community supports in the state, especially in Hartford and New Haven strongly preferred
- Demonstrated case management skills strongly preferred
- Experience with family law issues strongly preferred
- Must be available Mondays in New Haven from 10-3 for at least 9-12 months (specific dates flexible)
- Opportunity to earn college credit
The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year Communications intern who is passionate about social justice and feminism.
- Crafting press releases, editorials, opinions, blogs, and letters/communications to donors
- Assist with drafting communications materials including but not limited to:
- Press releases
- Opinion editorials
- Web content
- Action alerts
- Newsletter articles
- Researching and coordinating outreach opportunities
- Researching and cultivating sponsors for programs
- Monitoring and providing content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
- Updating, maintaining, and improving the website
- Leading photo and video project opportunities
- Available during M-F, 9-5 office hours
- Commitment of at least 10 hours/week
Legal Education Intern
The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year intern who is passionate about equality and justice to support our Legal Education Program. Our Legal Education program works to guarantee equal access to justice through our Information and Referral (I&R) line, Advocacy, and Community Education.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Answering calls made to our Information & Referral (I&R) service where we provide legal information and referrals to people throughout Connecticut.
- Participating in evaluation efforts for our Legal Education program including gathering feedback from clients, volunteer attorneys, and partner organizations.
- Promoting and assisting with implementation of Community Education.
- Strong organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Spanish speakers strongly encouraged to apply
- Must be available during 9-5 office hours for at least 12 hours per week for a full academic year (specific dates and schedule flexible)
- Opportunity to earn college credit
Legal and Policy Intern
CWEALF seeks a Legal and Policy Intern for the 2017-2018 school year to work 15-20 hours per week under the supervision and guidance of the Legal and Public Policy Director. The intern will assist with CWEALF’s Legal Education Program and its public policy efforts, with a preferred start date of early September.
Duties may include:
- Conduct research on recent decisions in family law, discrimination, and civil rights
- Analyze cases and statutes, both state and federal, and assess their impact on women and low-income individuals whom CWEALF serves, and the information distributed through the Information & Referral line
- Track, review, and analyze pending legislation; write public testimony in support or opposition of bills during a busy legislative session (February - May, 2018)
- Attend coalition meetings and further CWEALF’s policy and advocacy efforts through communications, research, and outreach
- Assist with the creation and implementation of community education on legal topics, including know-your-rights workshops
- Review and update CWEALF’s educational publications regarding topics of law
- Completion of first year of law school
- Strong research and writing skills, including non-legal writing
- Excellent communications skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks quickly
- A demonstrated commitment to serving women, low-income individuals, or underserved populations
- Experience in the General Assembly or in other policy/legislative work is preferred, but not required
- CWEALF strives to hire individuals of diverse backgrounds