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A Career at First Liberty Institute

First Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. We believe that true religious freedom means recognizing the fundamental right of every individual to follow their conscience and to live according to their beliefs. Founded in 1997 and based in Plano, Texas, our legal team partners with elite volunteer attorneys across the country to secure religious freedom for people of all faiths, from local matters to the Supreme Court, at no cost to our clients.

To learn more about joining our team, contact lross@FirstLiberty.org


Digital Marketing Manager/Specialist

The Digital Marketing Manager/Specialist loves to make exceptional websites that will be easily found, engage users, and drive conversions. This role directs First Liberty’s online presence, working with functional departmental leaders and staff to achieve First Liberty’s goals. The Digital Marketing Manager’s primary responsibility is to strategize and execute digital marketing programs, oversee the day-to-day operation of our websites (making sure they work right all the time), and achieve exceptional organic and paid search placement for our legal cases and religious liberty-related keywords.

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Donor Data Analyst/Specialist

The Donor Data Analyst/Specialist works closely with the Director of Database Administration to ensure the success of the organization’s intelligence tracking of the supporters critical to the success of the organization. This person will test and deploy custom reports, database smart queries, data exports and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboards within the Donor Data Management application. The Analyst will also troubleshoot data management application issues and uphold donor data quality standards, among other key roles.

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To apply to either of these positions, send your resume to lross@FirstLiberty.org


First Liberty Internship Programs

Whether you’re an aspiring lawyer or dynamic marketing communications professional, First Liberty’s internships offer real-world experience and the opportunity to impact the mission of protecting our First Amendment religious liberty rights. We are currently accepting applications for internship positions within our legal and marketing/communications groups, based in our Plano, Texas (Dallas area) office.

Legal Internship

Judicial Fellowship

Marketing/Communications Internships

 

Legal Internship Program

First Liberty Institute is seeking capable and self-motivated law students.  Criteria for selection are based upon demonstrated commitment to our mission of defending religious liberty for all, motivation to engage popular legal culture, leadership potential in a legal context, evidence of oral and written communication skills, and academic achievement.

We have a strong preference for Top 10-15% students at Top-25 law schools but will consider non Top-25 law school applicants with outstanding qualifications on a case-by-case basis. Interns must possess superior legal research and writing skills. Law review experience is preferred. Interns should be tech-savvy, and socially adept at working with non-attorney legal and support staff.   Connections to Texas are a plus, but not necessary.

The internship will last approximately 3 months, depending on the prospective intern’s academic schedule.  During this time, interns will be expected to engage in a variety of First Liberty Institute legal matters.  This may include, but is not limited to, legal research, drafting legal memoranda, moot courts, and assisting First Liberty Institute attorneys on cases.  In short, as members of our legal team, First Liberty Institute interns are expected to contribute to our mission in a significant way.

Judicial Fellowship Program

First Liberty Institute’s one-year Judicial Fellowship is designed for attorneys who have completed federal judicial clerkships and are looking for experience in First Amendment advocacy. First Liberty Institute’s mission is to defend and restore religious liberty for all Americans – in our schools, for our churches, inside the military, and throughout the public arena.

Judicial Fellows will be invited to assist First Liberty Institute attorneys on active cases, conduct legal research, draft briefs, and contribute to public policy through academic scholarship. Candidates must have federal clerkship experience, excellent legal research and writing abilities, and a passion for defending religious liberty for all.

Marketing and Communications Internship Program

First Liberty is looking for qualified interns to join our marketing team for assignments during the summers and breaks, as well as the potential for ongoing assignments, in these areas of specialization.

  • Writing for a variety of online and offline channels
  • Creative Services, including graphic design, video/multimedia, and web
  • Social Media across a broad variety of platforms
  • Marketing Communications, including marketing planning, project management, research, and special project assignments
  • Public Relations, including media relations, journalistic writing, and special projects

Qualified interns will have excelled at related college coursework and applied their skills through paid or unpaid positions and other leadership roles. Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment. By the end of the internship, interns will have broad exposure to in various aspects of marketing and communications for advancing the cause of religious liberty with donors, attorneys, and the public.

We can also work with your university to arrange for college credit. If you are interested in any of these internships, please submit your resume and work samples to lross@FirstLiberty.org.

Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.