2021 Summer Legal Internship

Summer legal interns at CLC have the opportunity to work across all of CLC’s issue areas—campaign finance, ethics, voting rights, and redistricting—and using our methods of advocacy, including litigation, state and local reform, and regulatory agency practice. Summer legal interns will work under the close supervision of senior CLC attorneys.


  • Draft legal pleadings, motions or briefs
  • Research and write memoranda on complex legal issues for pending and potential litigation
  • Conduct factual investigations
  • Draft regulatory or statutory language
  • Draft complaints to regulatory agencies
  • Write advocacy letters, FOIA requests, blog posts, testimony, and other programmatic documents

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be a current 1L or 2L (rising 2L or 3L) at an accredited law school
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Commitment to the nonpartisan nature and mission of CLC
  • Availability for at least ten weeks in the summer of 2021

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in a single pdf with “2021 Summer Intern” in the subject line to [email protected] CLC values a diverse workforce and encourages qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders and sexual orientations to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, in two stages. Applications for the first stage are due October 31, 2020, and will be considered for a limited number of early offer slots. Applications for the second and final stage are due on January 15, 2021. Students are encouraged to apply early. Students who submit applications during the first stage but do not receive an early offer will be considered during the second stage and do not need to re-apply.

In addition to the program’s focus on legal education, CLC guarantees summer legal interns a wage of $600 per week during the summer. Once an offer is accepted, CLC requires all interns to apply for public interest summer funding available through their educational institution, if any is offered. That funding may be applied toward the salary guarantee. The availability of summer funding does not play any role in hiring decisions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.