New Leaders Intern, Legal in Washington, District Of Columbia

Position Details

New Leaders is seeking one law student for an internship with the General Counsel’s team for the summer of 2018. This position will be located remotely from a home office anywhere in the contiguous United States. The preferred location is in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office, but other locations may be considered.

Organization Description

At New Leaders, we identify talented educators who believe that all kids can excel and equip them to transform schools and students’ lives. Our programs provide intensive training to leaders at all levels — from teachers to superintendents — so they have the skills to improve instruction, accelerate student learning, and build a brighter future for their communities.

We work hand-in-hand with our partners, delivering leadership solutions that build on their strengths and address their most pressing priorities. While each program is unique, all emphasize authentic practice and expert coaching to prepare leaders to elevate teaching and learning. We also help our partners develop the capacity to do this work in-house, using our proven training model and research-tested curriculum.

In 2001, New Leaders launched its flagship Aspiring Principals program with a cohort of 14 participants. Since then, we’ve trained nearly 2,500 outstanding education leaders in more than 20 districts and 100 charter schools. Visit to learn more.

Position Overview

The Legal Intern will be a bright, energetic law student who is committed to or interested in learning about a career in education, nonprofit organizations, or public interest law. The intern will work directly with the General Counsel on a wide variety of legal matters.

Depending on the specific assignment, the intern may have the opportunity to do legal research and writing, draft contracts or other legal documents, participate in internal policy development, attend meetings or seminars, and learn about the operations of a nonprofit organization’s legal team. Particular areas of research may include employment law, intellectual property law, education law, nonprofit tax and compliance law, and corporate governance.

Additional Information

New Leaders may pay a stipend to the Legal Intern and encourages students to seek outside funding to supplement it.

Candidates must be currently enrolled law students at an accredited law school. The ideal candidate will have strong research, writing, problem solving, and analytical abilities. He or she must be able to work independently and proactively in the context of a small team.

Application Notes

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2018. However, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we interview on a rolling basis.

Your application must include the following:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter demonstrating your interest in education, nonprofit organizations, or public interest law

  3. Copy of your most recent transcript

New Leaders is an equal opportunity employer. New Leaders evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, handicap, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law in administration and operation of its Programs and activities, including admission or access thereto, or treatment or employment therein. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such status.