Fall 2017 Legal Extern

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Arc of the United States is seeking legal externs to work at our Washington, DC office during the Fall 2017 semester.

The legal externs would work on a wide variety of projects concerning national disability rights law and policy which would involve legal research and writing, participation in disability rights impact litigation, performing intakes and training for The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, and working with chapters of The Arc on state-based disability advocacy.  The externs would be invited to participate in internal office meetings and external meetings, trainings, and coalition work throughout DC as appropriate.

The Arc will accept applications on a rolling basis through August 1, 2017.  Please include a detailed cover letter describing your interest in The Arc.  Upload it along with your résumé, law school transcript (unofficial version is fine), a list of three references, and one legal writing sample. 

This is an unpaid externship - applicants must be able to receive academic credit from their schools or secure outside funding to be considered. 

The Arc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Arc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. If you require a disability-related accommodation to complete the application process, please email Darcy Rosenbaum at rosenbaum@thearc.org.