Brennan Center for Justice – Summer Internship Program

The Brennan Center for Justice is currently hiring legal interns for the Summer 2010 term. There are opportunities in all of the Center’s programs and both of its offices to work on cutting edge policy advocacy, research, and litigation initiatives.

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution—part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group—the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

The Center seeks interns to work alongside staff in its New York and Washington offices on the Brennan Center’s policy advocacy, research, and litigation initiatives. Activities may include legal and policy analysis; legislative drafting at federal, state, and local levels; administrative and legislative advocacy; public education and scholarship; and litigation in trial and appellate courts.

How to Apply:

Interested students should send: (1) a cover letter explaining which particular programs or projects they are interested in joining: Democracy (NY), Justice-Access to Justice/Criminal Justice (NY), Justice-Liberty & National Security (NY or DC), or DC Office; (2) a current law school transcript; (3) a legal writing sample; (4) a current resume; and (5) contact information for three references. These items should be sent by e-mail to  with “Summer Legal Internship” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2010, but interested students are strongly encouraged to apply early.

More information is available at the Brennan Center for Justice website.