The Constitution Project (TCP) at POGO works to safeguard constitutional rights and values threatened by our government’s criminal justice and national security practices, and to strengthen our system of checks and balances. The TCP Team is looking for legal interns interested in learning to bridge the partisan divide on some of the most difficult constitutional questions of the day.
Opportunities for learning and growth:
- Get a first-hand look at how constitutional rights are safeguarded and federal policy is developed and shaped
- Gain original research and writing experience, both for legal and policy audiences
- Build relationships with relevant stakeholders at partner organizations, academia, and the government
- Research and draft original legal and policy documents
- Attend meetings and events on behalf of TCP
- Help to develop recommendations for reforms and disseminate them to policymakers, media, and the public
- Current or recently graduated law student
- An interest in good government and a commitment to non-partisanship
- Excellent writing skills and prior research experience
- Ability to apply superb attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
The TCP (legal) internship is based in our Washington, DC office and requires a commitment of 30 hours per week during normal office hours. We offer compensation ($15.25/hour) to interns who cannot receive school credit or outside funding for their internship experience.
POGO accepts interns throughout the year and will work with an individual’s time restrictions as long as there is a minimum commitment of three months. Traditionally we have only accepted full-time interns, but if you can’t commit to full-time, please include in your cover letter why we should make an exception for you.
Start and end dates are flexible.
Fall 2019: July 8, 2019
Spring 2020: October 25, 2019
Summer 2020: February 28th, 2020
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We welcome all interested and qualified individuals to apply.
How to Apply:
Please send your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject “[Your Name] TCP Legal Internship Application”. Application materials include:
- Cover letter and resume
- Writing sample demonstrating legal analysis (1-3 pages)
- Letter(s) of recommendation (optional, but please limit to two)
Any questions concerning internships or the internship program should be directed to Danielle Harris at email@example.com.