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Job Description

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.