[blindlaw] FW: Please Post/Forward ACLU Summer 2014 PFRB Legal Internship
Scott C. LaBarre
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Tue Dec 10 16:20:19 UTC 2013
From: hrintern [mailto:hrintern at aclu.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:10 AM
To: slabarre at labarrelaw.com
Subject: Please Post/Forward ACLU Summer 2014 PFRB Legal Internship
2014 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, DC
For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU)
has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil
liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the
ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and
brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers,
lobbyists, communication strategists, members and activists in the
advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most
vulnerable in our society.
The Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief (PFRB) of the ACLU's National
Office in Washington, DC invites applications for Legal Internships for the
Summer of 2014.
Founded in 2005, the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief is a division
of the national ACLU. It is part of the ACLU's Center for Liberty, which
encompasses the ACLU's work on women's rights, reproductive freedom, LGBT
rights and the rights of people living with HIV, and freedom of religion and
belief. The Center for Liberty is dedicated to the principle that we are all
entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what
we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless
The Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief is designed to safeguard the
First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty by ensuring that laws and
governmental practices neither promote religion nor interfere with its free
exercise. Building on the ACLU's near-century of work defending these
constitutional principles, the Program employs an integrated strategy of
litigation, public education, and advocacy.
The Summer 2014 legal internship requires a 10-12 week commitment and is
full-time. Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for
work/study stipends or course credit. Interns who do not secure funding may
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 Program staff. Interns will learn
about all aspects of the Program's work, including litigation, public
education, and advocacy, and will gain experience by:
. Conducting legal research and factual investigation.
. Drafting of memoranda, complaints, discovery materials, and
. Responding to 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
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 <mailto:hrjobsPFRB at aclu.org> hrjobsPFRB at aclu.org - reference
[Summer 2014 PFRB Legal Internship/INCL] 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 2014 PFRB Legal Internship/INCL]
915 15th Street, NW - 6th Floor
Washington DC, 20005
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship
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 description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and
an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified
individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital
status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and
employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full
opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the
application process to contact: HRJobsINCLReq at aclu.org. Correspondence sent
to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not
be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how
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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