Americans United for Separation of Church and State — the nation’s leading church-state advocacy organization — is seeking first-year, second-year, and third-year law students to work as interns in our legal department in Washington, D.C. Both part-time and full-time positions are available during the fall and spring.
Americans United has a diverse litigation and amicus curiae practice addressing a wide variety of church-state issues. We challenge religious activities in the public schools, public financing of religious institutions, and government-sponsored prayers and religious displays. We defend women’s, LGBT, and other civil rights against religion-based discrimination and deprivation. Most of our cases involve novel, cutting-edge First Amendment and other constitutional issues.
The duties of legal interns include assisting with ongoing litigation by conducting legal and factual research and writing; drafting demand letters to resolve constitutional violations without filing suit; and analyzing potential new cases. Legal interns may also draft pleadings, briefs, or discovery.
Eligibility and Requirements: Applicants must have an interest in First Amendment litigation and strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
Compensation: Legal internships ordinarily are unpaid, but interns are usually able to obtain funding through their law schools.
How To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, law-school transcript, writing sample, and the names of three references to email@example.com. No faxes or telephone calls please.
Deadlines: Positions will remain open until filled. Applicants for positions during fall 2015 are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2015; applicants for positions during spring 2016 are encouraged to apply by December 15, 2015.