Public Interest Internship

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Working one-on-one with our attorneys and professional staff, interns learn what it takes to defend whistleblowers against powerful opponents. Each intern will work within a professional office and is expected to complete research and writing assignments, assist at hearings, and/or perform work other substantive assignments. Interns assist on key public policy assignments, related to expanding the scope of whistleblower protections and assisting in our public education programs.

The primary goal of the internship is educational, designed to introduce students to the practice of public interest law on behalf of clients who risked their careers to expose illegal activities or threats to the public health and safety.

Your supervisors are respected authors and public advocates who have written the leading books on whistleblower law, testified on behalf of whistleblowers before Congress, and regularly assisted Congress in drafting key whistleblower protection legislation, including provisions signed into law in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

We accept first, second and third-year law students and a limited number of undergraduate students. All internships must be taken for credit or otherwise be part of an accredited law school or undergraduate college curriculum.

The internship is located in the Dupont Circle section of Washington, D.C.  Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis and positions fill up quickly. You are encouraged to submit your application early and let us know in your cover letter whether you are applying for fall, spring or summer.

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