First Amendment Project 2010 Summer Internship Program

Get first-hand litigation experience while defending the First Amendment

First Amendment Project is seeking 1L or 2L students to assist with its public interest free speech and free press litigation and educational efforts. FAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the fundamental civil liberties of freedom of speech, of the press and to petition the government for a redress of grievances to its core constituency of activists, journalists and artists.

FAP provides free or low cost legal services in three primary areas. The First Amendment Project:

  • Represents clients seeking to enforce freedom of information laws.
  • Defends those who are sued for exercising their First Amendment rights (commonly known as strategic lawsuits against public participation or SLAPP suits).
  • Files civil rights lawsuits on behalf of those whose First Amendment rights have been violated by governmental practice or policy.

As a small organization, FAP relies heavily on our legal interns to assist us in litigation. Positions are unpaid, but interns receive invaluable litigation experience and one-on-one contact with experienced First Amendment lawyers. FAP interns have in the past qualified for PILF and other nonprofit internship funding programs.

E-mail, fax or mail a cover letter explaining your interest in First Amendment Project and a resume to:

David Greene, Executive Director
First Amendment Project
1736 Franklin St., 9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.208.7744 / Fax: 510.208.4562