Careers & Fellowships


The Human Trafficking Legal Center seeks to sponsor third-year law students, judicial law clerks, and recent law graduates for public interest law fellowships, such as the Skadden, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, and other fellowships starting in the 2022 term.


Applicants must be rising third-year law students or recent law school graduates eligible for the fellowship programs for which they seek sponsorship from the Human Trafficking Legal Center. Please consult the fellowship program websites for information on eligibility.

Applicants should have strong interest and commitment to human rights and public interest law; excellent research, writing, and analytical skills; excellent communication skills; and ability to handle several tasks at once while working independently or as a member of a team. A second language is a plus.

To Apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, an unedited or lightly edited legal writing sample, recent law school transcript (unofficial accepted), and three references, including daytime telephone numbers, to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by July 9, 2021. 

The cover letter should include a brief description of the applicant’s interest in being considered for sponsorship by the Human Trafficking Legal Center, and any prior experience that they may have had in the area of human trafficking. Please include a brief discussion of potential projects, and why the Human Trafficking Legal Center would be an appropriate host organization. We will work with applicants to develop proposals.

Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

*PLEASE NOTE: For individuals applying for the Skadden Fellowship, there is a deadline of September 10, 2021, for applications.


The Human Trafficking Legal Center is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized intern to contribute to growing and executing the Human Trafficking Legal Center’s communications and outreach strategy. This opportunity is for undergraduate and graduate students. This internship is for the coming Summer term. Both remote and in-person applicants will be considered.


Who You Are:
You fight for human rights. You believe in the power of storytelling, public education, and communications as a tool to change hearts and minds. You seek to change the laws and policies that harm trafficking survivors. You are ready to put your excellent writing skills, social media acumen, strong work ethic, and problem-solving skills to work.

What You’ll Learn:
You will have the opportunity to learn about how a nonprofit organization leverages strategic communications to reach policy advocacy, program, and fundraising goals. You’ll have a chance to support the team’s efforts in media and social media outreach, email communications, and marketing. You will learn how nonprofit organizations issue communications that are survivor- and client-centered. You will have an opportunity to work with and learn from every member of the Human Trafficking Legal Center’s team.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist with tracking and monitoring the Human Trafficking Legal Center’s media coverage.
  • Update our website with new content  (knowledge of WordPress is a plus).
  • Track website, social media, and other relevant communications metrics.
  • Work with the Development & Communications Director to implement supporter engagement strategy and create content for outreach and fundraising campaigns.
  • Conduct research to support internal and external communications.
  • Monitor online conversations on issue areas related to the Human Trafficking Legal Center’s mission.
  • Identify key influencers and media targets.
  • Assist in creating and compiling various educational and outreach materials.
  • Participate in skills workshops to develop new knowledge and demonstrate competencies in goal setting, analytical thinking, communicating, problem-solving, team-building, presenting, and synthesizing information — while honing networking and interviewing skills.
  • Work on other communications tasks as needed.

This is a paid internship.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, in PDF format, to Shayna Horwitz at  [email protected] with “Summer Communications Internship” in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to include a writing sample, if available. 

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but please apply by May 15, 2021 for best consideration. Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or video interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Career Listings

Thank you for your interest in working with the Human Trafficking Legal Center. There are currently no listings for a position with the organization. If you would like to submit a resume and CV for future consideration, please email these documents to [email protected].