Summer 2013 Litigation Intern (3L/2L)
ACLU - United States

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Application Deadline: Rolling

The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU-ID) seeks applicants for the Summer 2013 Litigation In/Externship . The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the Idaho affiliate of the ACLU, the nation’s premier guardian of liberty, from May through August 2013.

The Litigation In/Externship is designed for the skills and interests of law students who have just completed their 2L curricula. We will also consider students who have just completed their 1L curricula in appropriate cases, but we encourage those students to apply for the ACLU-ID Civil Liberties In/Externship. Cover letters should plainly demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to public interest law, explain any past litigation experience (particularly with constitutional law or the ACLU), and note how the applicant learned of this in/externship opportunity.

The successful candidate will be based in the ACLU-ID office in Boise, Idaho, and supervised by the Legal Director of the ACLU-ID. The Litigation In/Extern’s chief responsibility will be to assist with pending and upcoming litigation. The ACLU-ID maintains a busy litigation practice, almost exclusively in federal court, in impact cases raising constitutional issues of major legal and social significance. This internship is unpaid, although the ACLU-ID will cooperate with the successful candidate to obtain academic credit for internship or externship work if it is available from the in/extern’s law school. Start and end dates, as well as weekly hours, are flexible and we will discuss those with applicants selected for interviews.

We will be accepting on a rolling basis, in coordination with law school externship programs. We encourage early applications. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two law-related references to Richard Eppink, Legal Director, ACLU of Idaho, P.O. Box 1897, Boise, ID 83701 or reppink@acluidaho.org .

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action workplace and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.

More about the ACLU of Idaho: With an annual combined budget of approximately $500,000, the ACLU of Idaho and its Foundation operate jointly as private, non-profit organizations devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. To achieve our mission, we litigate a broad range of constitutional cases in federal and state court on issues including, prisoners’ rights, free speech, religious freedom, and reproductive freedom. We also engage in legislative lobbying and public education to advance civil liberties principles statewide. Founded in 1993, the ACLU of Idaho has 1,800 members and supporters in Idaho. Our staff of four full-time employees and two part-time employees works in a fast-paced, friendly office located in beautiful downtown Boise. The ACLU of Idaho is an affiliate of the National ACLU. To learn more about the work of the ACLU, please visit www.acluidaho.org and www.aclu.org .

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