The National Whistleblower Center currently offers two distinct internship opportunities.
Our public policy internship program is open year-round to exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in working within a nonprofit environment and learning more about whistleblower rights and protections.
Meanwhile, our legal internship program is open in the summer to first and second year law students who are interested in applying legal research and writing skills to the complex issues of whistleblower law.
Working one-on-one with our attorneys and professional staff, interns learn what it takes to incentivize and protect whistleblowers, even in the face of powerful opponents. Each intern will work within a professional office and is expected to complete research and writing assignments, attend hearings, and perform 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.
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.
Please note these are unpaid positions, designed to provide an educational opportunity for those interested in whistleblower law, policy, and communications.
The internship is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood 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.
Please fill out the form below and then email your cover letter, resume, and academic transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
The National Whistleblower Center is an equal opportunity employer.
*Please note that the National Whistleblower Center is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2020.