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Legal Progress Internship

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Legal Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress, focuses on issues related to the federal judiciary, including the urgent need to confirm progressive judges, exposing the detrimental impact corporate courts have on people’s lives and their ability to achieve justice, and engaging the broader progressive movement to be more invested in judicial rulings and the Constitution.

Legal Progress interns will serve as fully engaged members of a small dedicated team at the Center for American Progress. The interns will engage in research, writing, preparatory work for events, and will have an opportunity to work with policymakers, legal experts, and allied organizations to help promote a progressive judiciary.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Current law student preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the federal judiciary.
  • Knowledge of legislative and administrative process on nominations.
  • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • Comfort with working under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Every internship includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, report distribution, and general office support. Other duties include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website.

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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