Legal Research Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

minimum 40 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



19 Fulton Street
Suite 407
New York
United States


For over 40 years, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has advanced its mission to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms.


Our alliance of more than 50 national non-profits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups, engages in direct advocacy and education to support First Amendment principles.


NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Program is looking for a summer intern to assist with legal research and writing. The legal research intern will also contribute to NCAC’s reporting on important legislative and policy developments pertaining to freedom of expression.


The ideal candidate should be a law student with access to an online legal research database and a demonstrated interest in free expression and/or education.

This internship presents an opportunity to explore the broad and dynamic field of First Amendment law while developing resource materials that free speech defenders can rely on.


The intern will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. All internships are unpaid and eligible for credit.


Primarily, the intern’s tasks will include to:

  • Research and draft case law summaries for online resource on First Amendment in Schools
  • Research and update resources on social media and online speech
  • Track and report on developments in First Amendment legislation and jurisprudence
  • Publish at least two blog posts on the NCAC website per month

How To Apply

We ask that applicants provide a resume, cover letter and short writing sample no more than 1000 words.