The Sikh Coalition is the largest Sikh civil rights organisation in the U.S. We work to defend civil rights and civil liberties in the United States, educate the broader community about Sikhs, and foster civic engagement amongst Sikh Americans.

The Sikh Coalition owes its existence in large part to the effort to combat discrimination against Sikh Americans after September 11, 2001.  The Sikh Coalition provides direct legal services to Sikh victims of hate crimes, employment discrimination, bias-based school bullying, profiling, and other forms of discrimination.

The Sikh Coalition’s work positively impacts all Americans, including members of the Sikh American community.

Job Details:

The Sikh Coalition’s Legal Program seeks two law school students to serve as legal interns during the summer of 2018.

Legal interns will receive hands on experience in:

  • Conducting legal research
  • Writing research memoranda
  • Drafting letters, complaints and legal briefs
  • Interviewing clients or witnesses
  • Assisting with litigation and casework
  • Exposure to federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended


Qualified interns should have a passion for social justice and civil rights, a strong work ethic, and excellent legal research, writing, and analytic skills. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply; prior exposure to Sikh civil rights issues is not required.

Accepted Summer Interns are requested to work a minimum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the summer. Summer interns will receive a $1,500 stipend graciously funded by the Dr. Puran Singh Bajwa Legal Fellowship Fund. This is in addition to any funding an intern may receive from external sources, including their respective law schools.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 212-655-3095

Both English & Punjabi speakers available. Please leave us a message if we are unable to answer the first time.

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