Jobs and Internships

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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.

Internships

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.

Fellowships

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Bertha Fellowship.

Volunteering

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:

  1. CCR hosts monthly volunteering sessions (on a weekday) for people interested in helping with general office tasks, mainly stuffing envelopes and sending out mass mailings. If you are interested, please send an email to volunteer@ccrjustice.org and write “Volunteer: Development Dept” in the subject line. You will be contacted by a CCR staff member regarding upcoming dates and a location if volunteers are needed.

  2. CCR and the National Lawyers Guild host a monthly mailing party (on a weekday evening) of our Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook.The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook (JLH) is a resource for prisoners who wish to file claims that their Constitutional rights have been violated while in prison. If you are interested, please send an email to volunteer@ccrjustice.org and write “Volunteer: JLH” in the subject line. You will be contacted by a CCR staff member regarding upcoming dates and a location if volunteers are needed.

If you have not already, we urge you to sign up for our email list to learn about upcoming events, action opportunities, and educational initiatives.

Jobs

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.

  1. INTERN: Bertha Justice Institute Intern- Non-legal

    Apply By: September 12, 2014

    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…

  2. INTERN: Development Department Intern

    Apply By: November 6, 2014

    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…

  3. INTERN: Government Misconduct/Racial Justice Legal Intern

    Apply By: November 14, 2014

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks experienced second or third-year law students or LLM students with a strong commitment to social justice to provide legal research and analysis as part of a semester-long unpaid…

  4. INTERN: International Human Rights Legal Intern

    Apply By: November 14, 2014

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks experienced second or third-year law students or LLM students with a strong commitment to social justice to provide legal research and analysis as part of a semester-long unpaid…