Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center

BWLC Job Opportunities

High School Internship, Summer 2024

The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center (BWLC) at NYU School of Law is accepting applications for summer internships from rising high school juniors and seniors. Under the direction of Faculty Director Melissa Murray and Executive Director Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, the BWLC is focused on ensuring gender equity in public life and the law.

The internship will run for the month of July with a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week (some flexibility is permitted). The role is remote with opportunities to join occasional on-campus meetings and events.

Projects will include:

  • Researching a gender equity/justice issue and drafting a 700-word op-ed (with an eye toward publication in Ms. Magazine);
  • Working with BWLC staff to manage the Center’s web site and social media accounts. This will involve identifying articles to share, creating graphics and captions, and boosting followers on key accounts (X, Instagram, LinkedIn);
  • Researching and proposing events that the BWLC might host in the 2024-25 academic year. These could include a book talk, as well as proposals for panel discussions. You will have the opportunity to “pitch” these events to the BWLC leadership team; and
  • Providing administrative and editing support for the BWLC staff.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 31, 2024. To apply, please submit the following materials to with the subject line “BWLC High School Internship Application.”

  • Resume
  • 500-word personal essay explaining your current interests in gender equity and women’s rights, and how you would use this internship to further those interests
  • Transcript
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation


Visiting Fellows-in-Residence, Academic Year 2024-25

The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center (BWLC) at NYU School of Law invites applications for Visiting Fellows-in-Residence for the 2024-25 academic year. Ideal candidates are legal scholars with sabbatical funding who seek to undertake research and writing, organize events, and otherwise collaborate on projects focused on women’s rights and gender equity and justice.

Visiting Fellows-in-Residence work directly with BWLC’s faculty director, executive director, staff, and students for the duration of a semester or full academic year. During that time, Visiting Fellows-in-Residence are provided with a shared on-campus office equipped with tech/support, as well as access to Law School events, communication networks/listservs, libraries, etc.

Applicants should submit the following materials by February 28, 2024, via electronic mail to

  • current curriculum vitae
  • writing sample
  • brief description of work proposed to be undertaken while at the BWLC
  • proposed time period of residency (i.e. one or two semesters)

About the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center: The BWLC serves as a crucial hub for thought leadership and influence on issues of gender equity. We work to ensure the success of women in public life and the law via three pillars of service: we provide top-notch leadership development opportunities for NYU Law students; we create dynamic public programming and offer a robust line-up of live and virtual events; and we lend our voices and expertise to related advocacy and media initiatives. 

The BWLC is led by Faculty Director Melissa Murray, NYU Law’s Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, and Executive Director Jennifer Weiss-Wolf. Murray is a constitutional law scholar and expert in reproductive rights and justice. She is a co-host of the Strict Scrutiny podcast and a legal analyst for MSNBC. Weiss-Wolf is an author, columnist, strategist, and advocate; she joined the BWLC in 2022 after 12 years at the Brennan Center for Justice where she served as vice president and inaugural Women and Democracy Fellow. Please visit our leadership page to learn more about our full team, founders, and current Visiting Fellows-in-Residence.