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The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. Our work began on behalf of civil rights activists, and over the last four decades CCR has lent its expertise and support to virtually every popular movement for social justice.
CCR is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively recruits people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.
Over the past 24 years, CCR has trained the next generation of "people's lawyers" through its renowned Ella Baker Summer Internship Program. The program is designed for students in their first or second year of law school. During the summer, law students assist CCR attorneys with their case loads while taking part in educational seminars and talks (more about the Ella Baker Program).
CCR also offers limited internships throughout the year in its Legal, Communications, and Development departments to graduate, undergraduate, and high-school students and recent college graduates on an as-needed basis, for which school credit may be offered when appropriate. Please check this page regularly as internships will be posted here – at the bottom of this page – first.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Bertha Fellowship.
CCR offers limited volunteer opportunities on an as-needed basis. Here are a couple of volunteer opportunities that occur on a monthly basis that might be of interest:
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CCR offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We hope you will review the current job openings and encourage you to check this page regularly, as new positions are posted here first.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks an experienced undergraduate student with a strong commitment to social justice to provide research and administrative assistance in a semester-long unpaid internship opportunity. This position will…
The Development Department of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is currently seeking an intern to work for 10 hours a week during the Fall with a possible extension. This is an excellent opportunity for…