Career + Internship Opportunities

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Founded in 1970, Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, is the nation's oldest civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. With its headquarters in New York City, Legal Momentum is a leader in establishing legal, legislative, and educational strategies to secure economic and personal security for women. Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Available Positions

Director of Finance

We are seeking a Director of Finance responsible for the following financial functions: accounting and finance, budgeting and reporting, compliance, and contracts. This is a key staff position responsible for financial presentations to the Board of Directors and staff support to the Budget, Planning and Finance Committee, and Audit Committee of the Board. This is a part-time employee position (15-20 hours per week).

Please forward your cover letter and email to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Internships and Fellowships

Legal Internship Program

We offer internships to current students enrolled in law school. Legal Interns assist with legal research, prospective client interviews, drafting pleadings, and other aspects of litigation, in addition to supporting the development of public education and policy advocacy materials on a range of women's rights legal issues. Positions are available in our New York City offices. Legal internships are generally unpaid and students are expected to have funding from their schools, or to be enrolled in a course which awards academic credit for the internship experience. Internship applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Read more about our Summer Internship