Internship Opportunities

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Applications for Summer 2018 law student internships are no longer being accepted.  Check this page soon for more information about Fall 2018 internships.


General information on HRC internships is below.







We value our interns and pride ourselves on providing educational and meaningful internship experiences. To that end, we ensure that our interns are actively engaged in important projects that are vital to our work.  

Upcoming projects for Summer 2018 law student interns may include:

  • Assisting the Discrimination Division in reviewing and investigating complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation, as well as violations of the Sanctuary City and Fair Chance Ordinances.  This work often includes initial inquiry interviews, complaint drafting, document requests, witness interviews, and legal research culminating in a Letter of Determination for a small caseload.
  • Conducting community outreach and preparing research memoranda on equity in education, especially after the recent anniversary of Proposition 209.
  • Conducting community outreach and preparing research memoranda on issues of concern to the Pacific Islander community.
  • Additional community outreach and legal research for the Policy and Social Justice Division as required.
  • Additional projects within HRC jurisdiction that fit your interests.

Although HRC internships are unpaid, they are generally eligible for school accreditation and third-party fellowship stipends.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for an internship with HRC, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Noah Frigault, Policy Analyst at You may also include a writing sample and list of relevant courses.

Please be sure your cover letter contains the following items:

  • An explanation of why you want to intern with the HRC and how your background is relevant to HRC’s work (please find more information on HRC projects throughout our website). However, you may also suggest additional human rights projects that you would like to explore during your internship with the HRC.
  • A description of your time commitment. We generally prefer interns to agree to at least two full days a week for a period of 3 months and are willing to accommodate students’ class schedules on a case-by-case basis.

HRC is dedicated to nondiscrimination principles and equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other basis protected by law.


We look forward to hearing from you!