TGI Justice Project – Legal Advocacy and Organizing Intern, open until filled

Position: Legal Intern
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: minimum 10 hours/week during the school year
Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Process: Send a cover letter, resume, and 5-10 page legal writing sample to the contact below
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Email

TGI Justice Project is seeking law clerks to assist with all aspect of its Legal Advocacy and Organizing project including, advocating and providing legal services for transgender, gender-variant and intersex people in prisons, assisting in our public policy work, resource development, and assisting with the legal aspects of the Melenie Eleneke Grassroots Re-Entry Program.

Much of the clerk’s time will be devoted to interacting with members of the TGI community who contact TGI Justice Project and handling their questions from start to finish under the supervision and training of the TGIJP staff attorney. Clerks also conduct case research, update publications, and draft memos on a wide range of issues affecting Transgender, Gender-Variant, and Intersex people in the criminal (in)justice system.

Positions are available in TGI Justice Project’s Office in San Francisco, CA. Summer clerks work full time (32 hours per week), and semester clerks may work full or part-time (minimum 10 hours per week).

TGIJP hires law clerks for the summer as well as the fall and spring semesters.

Candidates must be current law students. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with Transgender-related issues, familiarity with the prison industrial complex and a passion for liberation. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential as is the ability to take initiative and see projects through completion.

The law clerk position is unpaid, though matching work study funds may be available. TGI Justice Project encourages clerks to obtain outside funding or academic credit through their law school.

Application Process
Send cover letter, resume, 5-10 page legal writing sample by email to

*People of color, transgender, gender-variant and intersex people, women, formerly incarcerated people, people who have lived in poverty, people with disabilities, immigrants, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people are strongly encouraged to apply