The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program For 1L and 2L Students

About The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program:

The CCR created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers. The program uses a combination of theory and practice to train talented and committed law students on how to work alongside social movements, community organizations, and impacted individuals. Through the program, interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing and lawyering. The Ella Baker Program is sponsored by the Bertha Foundation which hosts law students and emerging lawyers at legal organizations across the world. As a result, Ella Baker Interns are connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through the Bertha “BE JUST” Legal Network.  

Application Deadlines:

2L applicants must upload their applications by October 11, 2013. 1L applicants must upload their applications by December 20, 2013. After receipt of application materials, interviews will be offered to suitable applicants and may be conducted in person or over the phone. Selected interviews for 2L applicants will be held from November 4- 22 and 2L students will be informed by mid-December if they were selected. Selected interviews for 1L applicants will be held from January 20-24 and 1L students will be informed if they were selected in early February. 

Program Dates: The internship will begin on June 2, 2014 and end on August 8, 2014. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. All students will be asked to attend an Orientation on June 2-3 and a Final Debrief on August 7-8. The location for the orientation/debrief are TBD.

For additional information about the program and qualifications, etc., please see Symplicity or visit the website.