Legal Research Intern

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United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
732 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government advisory commission โ€“ the first of its kind in the world โ€“ that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and Congressional leadership of both political parties.

(1) Cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you would you like to intern at USCIRF
(2) Resume
(3) Writing sample (3-5 pages)
(4) Letters of reference (at least 2)

E-mail, fax, or mail your application materials to:
USCIRF Internship Program
732 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite A714
Washington, DC 20401
202-523-3240 (phone)
202-523-5020 (fax)

Please specify the internship and semester you are applying for in your cover letter and the subject line of an e-mailed application.


- Conduct research on a variety of international human rights and comparative law topics, as assigned


Eligible candidates should be:
- U.S. citizens (or otherwise authorized to intern with the U.S. government);
- currently enrolled 2L, 3L, or LLM students; and
- able to successfully complete a background check.

Eligible candidates should have:
- a minimum 2.5 GPA;
- coursework or experience in constitutional law, international affairs, human rights, religious affairs, or a related field;
- familiarity with legal research techniques and the full Microsoft Office suite; and
- an interest in the field of international human rights.

Fluency in a foreign language is preferred, but not required.

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