Sunday, October 30, 2011

Internship at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), one of the nation’s leading refugee advocacy organizations, is seeking candidates for Summer 2012 Judith Stronach Women’s Rights Fellowship positions. CGRS, which is based at U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, works to advance the human rights of women and children by focusing on gender-based and children’s asylum and broader refugee laws and policies, both in the U.S. and internationally. CGRS also works to address the root causes of the forced migration of women and children. For more information about CGRS, please visit
CGRS’s Stronach Fellows function as full-time summer law clerks for 10- to 12-week terms. They are involved in the full range of CGRS’s work, including research and writing on key legal issues, appellate advocacy, analysis of emerging asylum law trends, training and technical assistance, country conditions research and international human rights projects, preparation of expert witness affidavits, and national policy work.
Stronach Fellowship positions are not funded. CGRS encourages Fellows to seek outside funding to support their work.
Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to the human rights of refugee women and children and strong research and writing skills are required. Completion of two full years of law school and experience or background in asylum law are strongly preferred, and experience with other areas related to CGRS’s work, such as international human rights law or women’s rights, is also preferred. Fluency in Spanish is desirable, but not required.
Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. A complete application includes a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample (5-10 pages), and list of three references. The cover letter should explain the applicant’s interest and how the applicant’s experiences relate to the mission and work of CGRS. Please email complete applications to the following address (no phone calls, please): (subject line: Summer Law Clerk Application)
CGRS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
All qualified persons, including people of color, persons with disabilities, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons, are encouraged to apply.

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