November 27, 2012
Spring 2013 Litigation Intern (3L/2L)
Application Deadline: December 3, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU-ID) seeks applicants for the Spring 2013 Litigation Internship. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the Idaho affiliate of the ACLU, the nation’s premier guardian of liberty, from January through May 2013.
The Litigation Internship is designed for the skills and interests of 3L law students, but we will also consider 2Ls in appropriate cases. We encourage 1Ls to apply for the ACLU-ID Civil Liberties Internship, as 1Ls are not eligible for the Litigation Internship. Cover letters should plainly demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to public interest law, explain any past litigation experience (particularly with constitutional law or the ACLU), and note how the applicant learned of this internship opportunity.
The successful candidate will be based in the ACLU-ID office in Boise, Idaho, and supervised by the Legal Director of the ACLU-ID. The Civil Liberties Intern’s chief responsibility will be to assist the Litigation Director with pending and upcoming litigation. The ACLU-ID maintains a busy litigation practice, almost exclusively in federal court, in impact cases raising constitutional issues of major legal and social significance. This internship is unpaid, although the ACLU-ID will cooperate with the successful candidate to obtain academic credit for internship work if it is available from the intern’s law school. Start and end dates, as well as weekly hours, are flexible and we will discuss those with applicants selected for interviews.
We will be accepting applications until December 3, 2012. We encourage early applications, as we may select an intern before December 3, 2012. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two law-related references to Richard Eppink, Legal Director, ACLU of Idaho, P.O. Box 1897, Boise, ID 83701 or email@example.com
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action workplace and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.
More about the ACLU of Idaho:
With an annual combined budget of approximately $500,000, the ACLU of Idaho and its Foundation operate jointly as private, non-profit organizations devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. To achieve our mission, we litigate a broad range of constitutional cases in federal and state court on issues including, prisoners’ rights, free speech, religious freedom, and reproductive freedom. We also engage in legislative lobbying and public education to advance civil liberties principles statewide. Founded in 1993, the ACLU of Idaho has 1,800 members and supporters in Idaho. Our staff of four full-time employees and two part-time employees works in a fast-paced, friendly office located in beautiful downtown Boise. The ACLU of Idaho is an affiliate of the National ACLU. To learn more about the work of the ACLU, please visit www.acluidaho.org