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. Positions are available during the summer, as well as in the spring semester.
Americans United has a diverse litigation and amicus curiae practice addressing a wide variety of church-state issues, including religious activities in the public schools, government-sponsored religious displays, and public financing of parochial schools and religious social-service providers. Most of our cases are litigated in the federal courts and involve novel, cutting-edge First Amendment questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines: Positions will remain open until filled. Applicants for spring internships are encouraged to apply by December 15, 2013. Applicants for summer internships are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2014.
For more information about Americans United’s legal program, please visit our website at www.au.org.