Internships

Internships for Law Students

Remote

The Liberty Justice Center offers a rich educational opportunity for law students to contribute to a cutting-edge public interest law firm. The Liberty Justice Center is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest litigation center that represents clients at no charge. We are litigating in more than two dozen states to protect the Constitution and America’s founding principles. Our litigation focuses on workers’ rights, specifically related to our victory in the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, educational opportunity, free speech, and economic liberty. The Liberty Justice Center is not your typical public interest law firm; we focus only on precedent-setting work, and take on only specific types of cases that we believe will achieve the most good for everyday Americans.

Liberty Justice Center interns play an important role on the team. From day one, they will report to an experienced constitutional litigator and be assigned work from our portfolio of unique cases. Interns engage in intensive legal research, legal writing, review information from prospective and current clients, prepare correspondence on behalf of the firm, and may be called upon to perform investigative and discovery work as well as participate in other litigation duties. Legal interns will gain insight and experience into the day-to-day operations of a public interest law firm, and learn what differentiates this type of law practice from other fields. Best of all, they will have the opportunity to work on a high-achieving team motivated by a shared belief in protecting Americans’ Constitutional rights in some of the most important and interesting cases in the country.

Successful applicants have a strong work ethic and the drive and willingness to put in the work to get the job done. They share a commitment to classical liberal principles, including individual liberty, limited government and the free-market.

Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week. Liberty Justice Center interns are paid $20/hour. Interns work remotely. Top candidates will be eligible to apply for a Legal Fellowship and receive a $10,000 stipend in lieu of an hourly rate.[1]

Summer interns generally work from mid-May through mid-August, though exact start and stop dates are flexible in most circumstances. We also take on a limited number of interns during the school year and can work with students to provide a work schedule that accommodates their academic obligations. Summer internship applications are due by April 15, 2024.

To apply for an internship opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and two legal writing samples to Morgan Bowles at [email protected]. Your cover letter should state your law school year, whether you are applying for a summer or academic semester internship, and why you would be a great addition to the Liberty Justice Center team.

 

[1] The Legal Fellowship and stipend are offered through a third-party and no intern is guaranteed to receive the fellowship or stipend. Any intern selected to apply for the fellowship will work with Liberty Justice Center to submit additional application materials.