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About Legal Momentum

Since its founding in 1970, Legal Momentum has been advancing the rights of women and girls by using the law and creating innovative public policy. It strives for equal rights for women in the home, school and workplace, relying on education and litigation to achieve this aim. Considered an authority on gender equity issues, it is a resource for Congress and grassroots organizations. Legal Momentum was formerly known as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Legal interns conduct legal research, draft legal memoranda and develop public education materials. Graduate and undergraduate internships involve public policy/advocacy, accounting, development, legal research, communications/marketing and other nonprofit management areas. Tasks vary according to the specific departments.


Open to current college, graduate and law students. Applicants must have a commitment to women’s rights issues. Please visit the website for details.

Legal Momentum

NY Applicants
Legal Momentum
Brigitte Watson, Legal Momentum
395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 925-6635


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


New York, NY
Washington, DC