Summer legal internships at Free Speech For People

Come join the campaign to reclaim democracy for the people. Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, was founded four years ago after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. We lead a national campaign to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore democracy to the people. And we’re accepting applications for summer internships in our Legal Advocacy Program at our legal office in Boston.

We’re working to get the money out of politics and to push back against corporations claiming constitutional rights to disregard federal, state, and local laws. We litigate, draft and promote legislation, help develop constitutional and corporate law scholarship, and serve as a key legal resource for the growing movement to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and restore democratic governance. We’re looking for rising 2Ls, 3Ls, or recent grads who are dedicated to public interest work, write well, and can work in an entrepreneurial, startup nonprofit environment. Coursework in constitutional law (especially First Amendment) and/or corporate law is a plus but isn’t essential.

What will you do in the summer of 2014? We’re not sure yet. You might be working on a Supreme Court brief, or analyzing proposed legislation, or creating educational resources explaining legal concepts to potential movement allies. Or something totally different. One thing is sure: you definitely won’t be doing doc review.

To apply, send an email to [email protected] with a few paragraphs about yourself and your interest, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and contact info for two references. Applications are accepted up through April 1, 2014, but we’ll select applicants on a rolling basis so apply soon.

Free Speech For People is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.