Asian American Legal Defense
and Education Fund   

Spring 2002 

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS IN Racial Justice for SOUTH Asian Americans Post 9-11

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education.

In the aftermath of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, South Asian Americans have been intimidated, harassed, detained, wrongfully interrogated and racially profiled.  AALDEF is challenging the curtailing of the communities' civil rights by providing legal representation to victims of racial/religious violence, police violence, racial profiling, immigration detainment and other forms of discrimination.  Legal interns will assist with legal intake, community outreach to South Asian working class, low-income, immigrant communities and help with organizing around 9-11 issues in the Asian Pacific American community.  Intern must have legal research/writing abilities and take interest in 9-11 issues.


Only law school students will be considered.

The internship is not a paid position, but academic credit can be arranged.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: 

Sin Yen Ling 

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor
New York, New York 10013

For more information, contact Sin Yen Ling by phone at 212-966-5932 or email at

99 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
Defending the civil rights of Asian Americans since 1974