Internship/Externship Opportunities


Pro-life Legal Fellowship—Summer 2014

Americans United for Life (AUL), a national public interest law and policy organization defending human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, seeks highly-qualified and motivated law students to serve as summer legal fellows. AUL accepts 1L and 2L students for eight weeks each summer at the AUL headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mentored by an AUL attorney, each fellow is tasked with a special legal project. These projects offer fellows first-hand experience working to protect life through state and federal laws. During their summer, Fellows meet regularly with AUL staff in conjunction with their work. All AUL summer law student fellows receive a salary.

Past Fellows Projects include:

  • Researching and writing articles for Defending Life, AUL’s state-by-state legal guide to abortion, bioethics, healthcare rights of conscience, and end of life issues
  • Drafting new model legislation for both Congress and state legislatures
  • Preparation of legal memorandum and amicus briefs in support of litigation
  • Researching and drafting of articles on the life issues for a variety of scholarly and other publications

Qualifications:

  • 1L and 2L law students with a firm commitment to life issues and demonstrated excellence both inside and outside the classroom
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and attention to detail
  • Individuals who stand out to the faculty of their school

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references by email to: Fellows@AUL.org.

All applications must be received by January 15, 2014.

For more information, call 202-741-4907 or email Fellows@AUL.org.


Pro-life Legal Externship—Spring Semester 2014

Americans United for Life (AUL), a national public interest law and policy organization defending human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, seeks highly-qualified and motivated law students to serve as legal externs for the Spring 2014 semester. The externship is unpaid and may be undertaken for credit (as approved by the extern’s law school) or to fulfill other graduation requirements.

Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Students may participate in AUL’s Externship program by either working in our Washington DC office or by working remotely.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to AUL’s mission.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Externs provide legal research and drafting support for amicus briefs, model legislation, and public policy educational material on the full spectrum of life issues including abortion, bioethics, healthcare rights of conscience, and the end-of-life.
  • Externs will also work closely with AUL attorneys in researching, drafting, and editing scholarly articles. These articles will be published in a variety of resources and venues including AUL’s publications such as Defending Life (a comprehensive state-by-state guide to life issues), law reviews, national periodicals, and websites.
  • Externs will be asked to work an average of 10 hours per week.

To Apply

  • Applications will be accepted and considered on a “rolling basis.” The deadline for the Spring 2014 program is January 15, 2014.
  • Students wishing to pursue an externship for law school credit should apply early to ensure that registration and other requirements are met.
  • Send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to Resumes@AUL.org with “Spring 2014 Externship” in subject line.
  • For more information, email Resumes@AUL.org or call (202) 741-4907.

AUL Undergraduate Internship Program

Americans United for Life (AUL), a national public-interest law and policy organization defending human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, seeks highly-qualified and motivated undergraduate students to serve as interns. AUL undergraduate internships are outstanding opportunities for exceptional students committed to life issues.

Interns must be available to work in AUL’s offices located in DC. Internships are unpaid and may be undertaken for credit (as approved by their school) or to fulfill other graduation requirements.

Qualifications for becoming an intern include a commitment to pro-life issues and demonstrated excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who stand out to the faculty of their school.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, two professional or educational references, and two personal references by email to: Interns@AUL.org

or by mail to:

Internship Applications

Americans United for Life
655 15th St. NW, Ste 410
Washington DC, 20005



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