Summer 2023 Legal Internship

  • 1156 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Established in 1970, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. RCFP serves news organizations, reporters, editors, documentary filmmakers, media lawyers, and many more who use its online resources.

Job Description

The RCFP legal team offers up to three full-time summer internships for current law students (1Ls and 2Ls). Legal interns have the opportunity to work with Reporters Committee attorneys on litigation and amicus-related projects, conduct legal research, and gain hands-on experience addressing a broad range of media law issues.


Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and interested in expanding their knowledge about U.S. press freedom and media law issues.  A strong background or interest in journalism is preferred.

Additional Information


Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2023.

Covid Vaccination

All RCFP employees must be fully vaccinated/boosted against COVID or present us with a medical or religious/ethical/moral accommodation that meets our satisfaction.

To apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (preferably a legal writing sample) and a copy of your most recent law school transcript (transcripts are only required for 2L applicants). NOTE: Please submit materials in one PDF or Word file. Only complete applications will progress forward in the hiring process. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.