Calling all Law Students: Be a FIRE Legal Intern for Summer 2009

By on December 1, 2008

FIRE is pleased to announce a formal call for applications for our Summer 2009 Legal Internship.

We’re looking for rising second- and third-year law students with an interest in First Amendment law. Among other tasks, legal interns will work directly with FIRE attorneys to perform legal research and compose memoranda on current FIRE cases and issues; therefore, we ask that all applicants possess excellent legal writing, research, and analytical skills. While supervised and well-structured, our Legal Internship allows participating students significant autonomy in developing their own legal interests within FIRE’s focus on constitutional law on campus. FIRE attorneys will be available for assistance in the development of writing samples and legal scholarship.

I myself am a former FIRE legal intern, so I know just how useful a summer at FIRE can be. After my first year of law school, working for FIRE allowed me to focus specifically on constitutional law, while simultaneously sharpening my research skills. In the context of researching First Amendment issues on campus, I learned first-hand how constitutional law can directly impact individuals and institutions. After my internship, I returned to law school for my second year more confident in my own abilities, and ready for my time at the New York University Law Review.

For more information about FIRE’s Legal Internships, including how to apply, please visit this information page. We very much look forward to receiving your application.