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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: 

      
  • Communications

  • Development & Fundraising
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  • Legal Education
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  • Public Policy & Advocacy
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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: drhone@cwealf.org
  • Mail: One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-300 Hartford, CT 06106

 Questions? Contact Denise Rhone via email or at (860) 610-6049

Spring 2018 Internship Openings 

Desired start date for the following internships is January 2018. Applications accepted until positions are filled. 

Legal and Policy Intern 

CWEALF seeks a Legal and Policy Intern for the 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and intern form to drhone@cwealf.org – applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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