|2013 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief DC The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation ACLU founded in 1920 is a nationwide nonprofit nonpartisan organization with more than 500 000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief PFRB of the ACLU s National Office in Washington DC invites applications for Legal Interns for the Summer of 2013. OVERVIEW The Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief was established by the ACLU in 2005.
The Program is designed to help safeguard American constitutional principles by ensuring that laws and governmental practices neither promote religion nor interfere with its free exercise. The Program s goal is to preserve religious liberty through an integrated strategy of litigation education and public advocacy. INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW The Summer 2013 Legal Internship requires a 10 12 week commitment and is full time. Because this is an unpaid internship students are highly encouraged to seek support for Public Interest Fellowship stipends.
Arrangements can also be made with the student s law school for work study stipends or course credit. Interns who do not secure funding will be eligible for a stipend provided by the Program. ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES The Summer Legal Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working closely with the Director Staff Attorney and other staff of the Program. Interns will assist in all aspects of litigation and will gain experience by Conducting legal research and factual investigation.
Drafting of memoranda complaints discovery materials and briefs. Assisting ACLU affiliates private attorneys governmental entities and others who seek the ACLU s help. Screening potential cases and researching or drafting materials for public education. DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS This Legal Internship is open to all law students who possess the following Excellent research writing analytical and communication skills.
The initiative to see projects through to completion. The ability to work with a wide range of people. A strong interest and commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues. HOW TO APPLY Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship a resume three references an official or unofficial transcript and a legal writing sample no more than 10 pages in length via email to hrjobsPFRB aclu.org reference Summer 2013 PFRB Legal Internship in the subject line.
Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively applications can be mailed to Law Student Intern Program American Civil Liberties Union Foundation RE Summer 2013 PFRB Legal Internship 915 15th Street NW 6th Floor Washington DC 20005 Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible as decisions are made on a rolling basis. This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment.
The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and or posting at any time without advance notice. The ACLU is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women people of color persons with disabilities and lesbian gay bisexual and transgender individuals. The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission and share office space and employees.
The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ACLU.
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The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures...