The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is seeking an undergraduate intern for the spring semester. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a non-profit organization driven by a mission to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues. We strive to identify social injustices that have not been fully addressed by either public or private sectors and address those injustices by leveraging our own resources, partnering with pro bono attorneys, and working with strategic coalitions.
Interns will engage in a variety of activities, including the following:
- Attending and summarizing coalition meetings, strategy meetings, legislative briefings, and other meetings
- Helping the staff plan and prepare for Board meetings, conferences, stakeholder meetings, etc.
- Drafting correspondence, newsletters, fact sheets, e-alerts and other advocacy materials
- Monitoring news stories related to Center's priority areas and updating social media
- Assisting with administrative duties such as data entry, updating lists, mass mailings, proof-reading, organizing files, etc.
- Literature reviews and summaries
Applicants must have strong writing and organizational skills and must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Constant Contact a plus. Most important, applicants must have an interest in promoting social justice.
While internships are unpaid, interns gain valuable experience in legislative advocacy, event planning, and non-profit administration and have the opportunity to engage with prominent members of the legal community. Students with an interest in law, social justice, non-profit communications, and legislative affairs are encouraged to apply.
Internships will begin in as soon as possible and entail a minimum time commitment of 10-15 hours per week at our office, located in downtown Boston. Exact starting date and work days/hours are flexible.