Pasantía publicado por: ACLU of Southern California
Publicado el: 27/11/2012
Since early in our affiliate's history, protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and those with HIV/AIDS has been at the forefront of our litigation, legislative, and advocacy efforts. This year, we have expanded our advocacy capacity in the areas of LGBT rights, reproductive justice, and gender equality.
The LGBT Project works to protect and expand the rights of the LGBT community, and those with HIV/AIDS from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. We accomplish this work through legal advocacy, policy advocacy, public education, and community organizing. Our LGBT Rights work includes litigation when necessary, as well as ensuring strict enforcement of the laws designed to protect members of the LGBT community and those with HIV/AIDS. In the areas of reproductive rights and gender equality we work to protect and expand the rights of all women and teens to make informed personal decisions about childbearing, to access affordable and confidential reproductive and sexual health care, to achieve equality and be free from discrimination in school, the workplace, and in government settings.
Students who work in the LGBT Rights Project and on reproductive justice issues during the summer of 2013 will have an opportunity to conduct legal research and policy analysis, and engage in advocacy and public education relating to, among other things, the rights of LGBTQ students; the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people; relationship recognition and marriage equality; LGBT health care issues; LGBT-related criminal justice and immigration issues; comprehensive and LGBT-inclusive sex education; teens' and adults' access to confidential, affordable, and quality reproductive health care; and health-related privacy issues.
Legal interns will also have the opportunity to interview potential clients to assist the attorneys with assessing the merits of their cases, and to assist in public education efforts by helping to draft know-your-rights materials and potentially helping conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations
Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so students are advised to apply as soon as possible.