Law and Policy Internship


Interns will work closely with SALDEF’s policy and communications staff in support of policy and advocacy work in Washington, DC. Interns will be given significant responsibility and produce original work product. Interns will be given the opportunity to conduct original research for reports and articles on a broad range of civil rights and public policy issues.

Interns will learn about the legislative process, how policy initiatives are publicized and promoted in Washington, and gain hands on experience in civil rights and public service work. Duties include some administrative work.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching case law and analyzing advocacy opportunities;
  • Reviewing and drafting press releases, op-eds, and articles on policy issues;
  • Attending meetings on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies; and
  • Researching and drafting fact sheets, legislative testimony, and legal memoranda.


Compensation and Credit

This is an uncompensated position at the SALDEF office in Washington, DC, during the fall and/or spring semester . SALDEF will work with you to design the program so you can obtain credit from your law school.



  • Law student or recent graduate
  • Ability to work at the SALDEF office in Washington, DC
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to commit to a semester long internship, part-time or full-time
  • Familiarity with LexisNexis or Westlaw


To Apply:

Please email the requested information to Navdeep Singh, Policy Director at navdeep [at] with the Subject “Law and Policy Internship”. Your package should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • Three references (including at least one academic)
  • Transcript (unofficial)
  • A 5-7 page legal writing sample


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