Application Deadline: March 1 (Applicants are encouraged to apply early.)
Position: Summer associate based in Free Press' Washington, D.C. office
Term: 10–12 weeks, June 1 to Aug. 20 (flexible)
Stipend: Competitive stipends are possible. This is to be negotiated and will depend on an applicant’s individual circumstances and an assessment of resources from the referring educational institution.
Description: Summer associate work on a range of cutting-edge, high-profile and significant legal cases and proceedings before the D.C. Circuit, other circuits, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. There is also be some work on congressional lobbying. Free Press legal work focuses on Net Neutrality, media ownership rules, antitrust law, the use of spectrum, wireless consumer protections and cable television policy. Most of these projects involve briefing against the nation’s top law firms and litigators, and many of them have a profound impact on First Amendment doctrine and policies, and on our media landscape.
Contact: The Summer Associate works primarily with Free Press policy counsels, and coordinates with other members of our policy team.
How to Apply: Complete our online internship and fellowship application. Please be sure to attach a short legal writing sample (it does not need to refer to media and telecom law). We accept applications on a rolling basis but strongly recommend submitting applications by Dec. 1 for spring opportunities, by March 1 for summer opportunities and by Aug. 1 for fall opportunities.
Questions? Please email Internship Director Candace Clement.
About Free Press: Free Press fights to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.
For more information: http://www.freepress.net/internships/public-interest-summer-associate