Intern With Us

Amistad Law Project gathers with some of our 2020 Summer interns in Clark Park

The application period for the Summer 2021 Movement Lawyering Cohort is now closed.

We're partnering with Baltimore Action Legal Team, Community Justice Project, Detroit Justice Center & Law for Black Lives to train the next generation of movement lawyers.

Over ten weeks, our interns will see first-hand the unique opportunities and challenges of implementing a movement lawyering approach. Interns will receive structured training to develop and deepen their understanding of movement lawyering through a curriculum of bi-weekly readings, seminars, relationship building, and reflections. 

Along with our partner organizations, we host an opening retreat and facilitate cross-organizational exchanges so interns can learn about, and engage with other organizational approaches to movement lawyering.

At Amistad Law Project, we combine law, organizing, and policy advocacy to build the power of our movement. Our legal interns will:

  • learn and collaborate with like-minded law students from around the country
  • strengthen legal research, writing, and advocacy skills
  • work alongside communities directly impacted by the prison industrial complex
  • imagine and learn to develop narratives for Black radical abolitionist futures

At this time, we only accept undergraduate interns during the Fall and Spring semesters, on a case by case basis. We will also consider Fall and Spring semester law student interns on a case by case basis. Send resume and cover letter to internships@amistadlaw.org.