Legal Intern




450 Lexington Avenue
New York
New York
United States


Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy group in the country, is seeking a talented, creative and ambitious future attorney to work as a Legal Intern on Everytown's Litigation Team during the school year for academic credit. The Litigation Team engages in both defensive and affirmative litigation, defending common-sense gun laws against Second Amendment challenges and using affirmative litigation strategies to take on dangerous gun laws, enforce gun violence prevention laws that are not being implemented, and challenge the gun industry’s dangerous business practices.  The team also fosters independent and rigorous Second Amendment scholarship and historical research. You can read some of our work here.

We are looking for 2L and 3L law students interested in an opportunity to engage in high level constitutional and impact litigation and join the fight to save lives.  Working out of the New York or Washington D.C. offices with the Litigation Team, the Legal Intern will be responsible for:

  • Legal research, analysis, and writing in connection with the full range of Second Amendment and affirmative cases being litigated around the country.
  • Assisting in the development, drafting and editing of party and amicus briefs in the federal and state appellate and trial courts.
  • Tracking and analyzing Second Amendment challenges to gun safety laws in federal and state courts.
  • Assisting in the development of Second Amendment, and affirmative litigation scholarship, and op eds.  


  • A current student at an accredited law school.
  • An interest in gun violence prevention law and policy.
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills and outstanding attention to detail, including an ability to explain complex legal and historical concepts to both legal and non-legal audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with both lawyers and non-lawyers.
  • Ability to manage projects in a fast-moving environment and deliver timely and high-quality work
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in a sometimes-hectic, open plan office

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

How To Apply

We accept applications on a rolling basis during the academic year.  A background check is required of all interns. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Molly Thomas-Jensen,