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Summer Intern

The Appellate Project (TAP) is seeking summer interns. Undergraduate students with an
interest in improving the diversity of our nation’s courts and improving outcomes for
marginalized communities are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. You will gain
experience at a socially innovative start-up non-profit organization, deepen your understanding of the impact of the courts on our daily lives, and play a role in amplifying the impact of diverse attorneys and judges in the appellate system. To learn more about the appellate process, check out our FAQs:

What is The Appellate Project (TAP)’s mission?
Our mission is to empower law students of color to thrive in the appellate field.

The Appellate Project
People of color remain greatly underrepresented as both appellate attorneys and judges. Over 30% of students enrolling in law school are students of color, yet very few end up in appellate practice. Too often, these students lack the information, resources, and confidence they need to pursue appellate opportunities. TAP provides programming designed to empower law students of color, particularly those most underrepresented, to become the next generation of lawyers and judges in our highest courts.

How do we accomplish this?
Our programs do this by disrupting traditional systems. By providing law students of color
with substantive appellate resources, including legal writing workshops, networking
opportunities, and mentorship, we ensure they receive the same resources and visibility as
their more privileged peers.

What is TAP’s impact to date?
We have created concrete, impactful appellate opportunities for more than 500 law students of color. We have also brought together a community of thousands of advocates for our mission, including hundreds of judges, attorneys, and professors who actively engage as volunteers.

What will summer interns do?
This is a fully remote position. There will be occasional optional opportunities to meet in-person in Washington, DC if desired.
● Maintain donor records and track fundraising activities using our CRM system. This
involved data entry, gift processing and generating donor reports
● Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising and community outreach events
● Conduct thorough research on potential donors, sponsors, and grant opportunities,
providing valuable insights to support fundraising strategies

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● Draft profiles of prospective donors to enhance understanding and facilitate effective
donor cultivation
● Support the Development team in drafting persuasive grant proposals, letters of inquiry,
and other fundraising communications, showcasing the organization's impact and
● Perform general administrative duties, as needed

What is TAP seeking in an intern?
A friendly and respectful person who
● is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
● is comfortable working with racially and culturally diverse stakeholders including staff,
law students, program alums, and attorneys;
● is organized and flexible;
● demonstrates interest in one or more of the following areas: nonprofit management, race
equity, access to higher education, law, government, and democratic processes and
● possesses strong social science research and writing skills;
● has a high level of attention to detail;
● has working knowledge of Google Workspace, Word, and Excel; and
● is curious, likes to learn, and enjoys interacting with others.

What are the expected hours and compensation?
The intern will work up to 25 hours per week for 10 weeks (June 3 - August 9). This is a paid internship. Interns will receive a stipend at the equivalent of $20/hour, plus a $100
stipend for office supplies needed for remote work. If you are receiving external funding (such as through your undergraduate school) we offer a $2,000 stipend, as well as $100 stipend for office supplies.

How can I apply?
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in interning at The Appellate Project, a
current resume, and the names and contact information for two references formatted in Word or Google Docs to Materials will be reviewed as they are received. Application materials will be accepted until midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The Appellate Project (TAP) is committed to fostering mutually beneficial working relationships. TAP does not tolerate any form of discrimination, including based on one's race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is not acceptable.