Legal Intern/Extern

Legal · Las Vegas, Nevada
Department Legal
Employment Type Internship
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation The ACLU of Nevada cannot offer funding; however, extern credit or funding may be available through your law school or through grant programs. Please contact your school for information.

The Student Legal Program gives law students the opportunity to work as part of the ACLU of Nevada’s legal team in Las Vegas.


The ACLU of Nevada works in a wide array of areas, from LGBTQ issues to immigration and criminal justice. It is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving civil liberties and civil rights.


This program gives students the opportunity to learn about numerous constitutional and procedural legal topics, and to delve into different aspects of public interest lawyering, from assisting with media to helping draft briefs. The ACLU of Nevada has hosted students from law schools across the country and abroad.


The summer program includes research seminars and a First Amendment workshop, as well as social and cultural activities. It was heralded by one student as “the best experience” that she had in law school, explaining that “no other program has taught me more about how to be a good, moral lawyer than my experience at the ACLU.” Students also noted the “friendly atmosphere” of the office and the balance between fun and hard work.


As a legal intern, you will be supervised by the ACLU of Nevada’s legal team while developing advanced skills in brief writing, client communication, civic engagement and research. You will gain an understanding of the U.S. Constitution, as well as civil liberties and civil rights laws in the U.S. and Nevada.


The ACLUNV Student Legal Program touches on all of the aspects of the organization’s work including our legal, programmatic, and advocacy efforts. Your legal experience may include, but is not limited to, work in the following areas:

  • Assisting on briefs and providing additional legal support when there are pending or active cases.
  • Attending meetings and provide public testimony.
  • Contributing to the ACLUNV Know Your Rights program by drafting cards, training materials, and more.
  • Assisting with researching civil rights issues and brainstorming ideas to assist with advocacy.
  • Monitoring potential civil rights violations statewide by assisting with the intake complaint process and attending meetings with local groups.
  • Participating in student and youth outreach and public education efforts.


APPLICATION INFORMATION

The ACLU seeks individuals with excellent academic credentials and, most importantly, a desire to learn about the ACLU of Nevada’s work. Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are a must.


The ACLU of Nevada cannot offer funding; however, extern credit or funding may be available through your law school or through grant programs. Please contact your school for information.


Applicants must submit the following materials by May 17, 2021:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Legal writing sample
  • Contact information for at least two references
  • Current Student in Good Standing letter

 

Upload all the required documents in one PDF through the link marked Resume when submitting your application.


The ACLU of Nevada values a diverse workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.


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  • Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Department
    Legal
  • Employment Type
    Internship
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    The ACLU of Nevada cannot offer funding; however, extern credit or funding may be available through your law school or through grant programs. Please contact your school for information.