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Throughout the year, Free Speech For People offers legal internship opportunities to promising undergraduate students law school students. Join the campaign to reclaim democracy for the people. Free Speech For People,  a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization,  founded five years ago after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. 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.”

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 What do we do? 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.

Who are you? 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. Con Law (especially First Amendment) and/or corporations law is a plus but not essential.

What will you do? We’re not sure yet. You might be working on an amicus brief, or drafting legislation, or creating educational resources. Or something totally different. But you definitely will not be responsible for doc review.

Where’s the office? Our legal office is in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, and walking distance to restaurants and public transit. We might also consider a remote internship for the right person—someone who’s completed 2L year and had substantial pre-law school work experience.

When would the internship be? We actually can be pretty flexible on start & end dates. Minimum is 4 weeks.

How do you apply? Two options. Does your paper record speak for itself? Then send an email to [email protected]  with a few paragraphs about yourself and your interest, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and contact info (email and phone) for two references. Or do you think you can do better than your record if given a chance? Then we can give you a real live (but short) “audition” research project so we can see an example of what you can do. If you are interested in that, please specify by email.

Summer 2015 internship positions have been filled, however we 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.

 

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