Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Seeks Remote or Local Applicants for Second Amendment Legal Intern
About the Internship
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence seeks current law students interested in applying for a legal internship focused on Second Amendment jurisprudence, to take place this winter and/or spring. Applicants need not be in the Washington, DC area; remote interns will be considered.
The legal intern will focus on Second Amendment issues and cases. Responsibilities will include analyzing district court and appellate cases around the country, evaluating cases for Brady amicus participation, and helping with researching and drafting amicus briefs for cases in U.S. Courts of Appeals, state supreme courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The intern also will have opportunities to write articles about Second Amendment case law developments, and will work under the supervision of Brady’s experienced attorneys in a collegial team setting.
This is a part-time (8-15 hours per week), unpaid position for 10-12 weeks during the winter and/or spring of 2019. Start date and duration of internship are negotiable. Interns may work out of Brady’s Washington, D.C. offices or remotely if based in another location. Pro bono or other credit may be available depending on the law school’s policies.
Candidates should be current law students with strong writing and research skills (including proficiency in using databases like Lexis or Westlaw and conducting docket research via PACER or other websites), and should be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently. Preference will be given to candidates with some background knowledge of the Second Amendment and/or gun violence prevention (although such knowledge is not required), those who have taken a Constitutional Law course, and/or those with a strong commitment to social and legal justice issues. Interns must have the ability to handle sensitive materials and protect the confidentiality of all work and communications.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a short cover letter explaining their interest in the position and resume to:
Counsel, Partnerships & Litigation
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled or December 1, 2018.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a 501(c)(3) organization with a powerful mission: to create a safer America by dramatically reducing gun-related injuries and deaths. For more than 25 years, the Brady Center’s legal team has taken on the corporate gun lobby and fought in and out of the courts to obtain justice for victims of gun violence, to reform dangerous industry practices, and to lead a new national conversation about gun violence prevention.
We represent victims of gun violence, including law enforcement officers shot in the line of duty as well as children and families, in high-impact lawsuits. We have won landmark precedents holding that gun companies can be held legally responsible for the damage caused by their irresponsible business practices. Our victories have forced gun dealers and manufacturers to reform their practices to prevent sales of guns to dangerous people, and have sent a message to bad-apple gun dealers—which supply over half of guns traced to crime—that they cannot get away with profiting from arming criminals and gun traffickers.
We also work with public officials to defend responsible gun laws that are under attack, and challenge laws and regulations that make us less safe in our communities. We have filed briefs and provided legal advice in hundreds of gun law cases, and won precedent-setting victories in high-level state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. We regularly file amicus briefs in Second Amendment and other cases that bear on our mission. In addition to our work in the courts, we develop and implement extensive public health and safety programs designed to curb gun violence and change social norms surrounding guns.