The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Legal Department is looking for motivated, self-starter law students who want a great experience in Washington, DC, this summer. Interns will be working closely with ADC attorneys on an array of issues. Interns are expected to commit 40 hours per week, starting in late May. The program ends in early August.
Interns will have the opportunity to work on a number of cases involving civil rights. Cases will be in the areas of immigration law, employment discrimination, educational discrimination, housing discrimination, freedom of speech matters, public accommodations, hate crimes and family law issues. Interns will also have the opportunity to represent the organization at various meetings and conferences, and develop a vast network with a number of government and professional agencies in the DC area.
Law students who are taking or have already taken courses in immigration law, employment discrimination law, and/or civil rights and remedies law are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous legal and policy experience at a non-profit group ora legal clinic is highly desirable. Demonstrated interest in these areas is also required. Strong legal research and writing are required. Bilingual ability in Arabic and English is helpful but not required.
Applications for summer internships with the Legal Department are due by March 1. Applications for other departments are due March 15. Later applications will be considered, but early applicants will be given priority.
What You Need to Apply
Two letters of recommendation
Two-page personal statement about your goals as an ADC intern and how your academic, professional, or campus and community activities or career goals are related to the position you requested.
Mail completed package to:
ADC Anthony Shadid Internship Program – Legal Department American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) 1732 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007
For more information, call 202-244-2990 or email ADC Legal Director Abed Ayoub at