Student Legal Internship Program-ACLU of Nevada

March 4, 2014

Student Legal Internship Program - ACLU of Nevada

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada’s Student Legal Program gives law students the opportunity to work as part of the ACLU of Nevada’s legal team in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The ACLU of Nevada is a dynamic organization dedicated to protecting civil liberties across the state of Nevada. An affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nevada is a prestigious organization with a long track record of successfully defending the Bill of Rights and operating as a crucial government watchdog across the state.

The ACLU of Nevada works in a wide array of areas, from LGBT issues to immigration and criminal justice. It is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Nevada was the first ACLU affiliate to support an individual’s constitutional right to bear arms under the Second Amendment.

The program gives students the opportunity to learn about numerous constitutional and procedural legal topics, and to delve into different aspects of public interest lawyering, from assisting with media to helping draft briefs. The ACLU of Nevada has hosted students from law schools across the country (Berkley School of Law, Howard University School of Law, American University School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, University California Santa Clara, University of Washington School of Law, University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland). The summer program includes research seminars and a First Amendment workshop, as well as social and cultural activities. It was heralded by one student as “the best experience” that she had in law school, explaining that “no other program has taught me more about how to be a good, moral lawyer than my experience at the ACLU.” Students also noted the “friendly atmosphere” of the office and the balance between fun and hard work.

Application Information

The ACLU seeks individuals with excellent academic credentials and, most importantly, a desire to learn about the ACLU of Nevada’s work. Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are a must. Please provide a resume, writing sample, transcript, and contact information for at least two references.

The ACLU of Nevada cannot offer funding; however, extern credit or funding may be available through your law school or through grant programs. Please contact your school for information.

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by March 28, 2014 and we hope to make decisions by April 4, 2014. Should you require a more immediate decision due to pending funding, please advise and we will attempt to accommodate.

Send applications electronically to: Tamika Shauntee at shauntee@aclunv.org

The ACLU of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified people, including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

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