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We are currently accepting applications for a First Amendment Intern in CIR’s legal department. The intern will work closely with in house and outside counsel.
Responsibilities will include working directly with CIR’s General Counsel to assist with:
- researching discrete issues for freedom-of-information as well as court-access cases,
- drafting, reviewing and editing appeal letters for public records requests,
- provide feedback on amicus briefs,
- researching intellectual property issues and assisting with relevant client letters,
- researching for law review article involving First Amendment issues right of access.
Qualifications. The candidate should:
- currently be a 1L or 2L
- have an outstanding academic record with excellent research and writing skills,
- have an exceptional ability to work with a diverse staff,
- have demonstrated deep interest in media law and the First Amendment,
- be exceptionally collegial, and
- an ability to multitask and work under deadline pressure.
The summer internship will have a start date of as early as May 2021, and will be conducted remotely due to public health conditions. The internship is designed to be both a learning and work experience for a young law student excited about media law and the First Amendment. The position will not lead to continuing employment with CIR.
Please use this link to apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and one letter of recommendation. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we anticipate that the position will be filled by early April.