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Internship & Fellowship Programs

Interning at First Liberty

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.

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 First Liberty’s internships, please submit your resume and work samples to

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Legal Internship Program

Each summer, First Liberty offers a limited number of paid internship positions to outstanding law students in any year of study. Legal interns directly assist First Liberty attorneys on religious liberty cases at every stage of litigation. Work focuses heavily on legal research and writing, and projects usually involve a wide variety of constitutional and statutory issues. Projects may also relate to administrative proceedings, prospective clients, and media strategy. Interns are expected to adapt to a dynamic, fast-paced working environment, to show independence and initiative in completing projects, and to demonstrate a commitment to First Liberty’s mission of defending religious liberty for all. Internship schedules are flexible and can accommodate both full and split summers.

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

Fellowship Programs

First Liberty Fellowship

First Liberty Fellowship is an exclusive leadership program equipping rising leaders to advocate for religious freedom.

The Fellowship is a project of First Liberty Institute, the nation’s largest legal organization and think tank dedicated solely to defending religious liberty for all Americans.

As a fellow, you will complete an eye-opening reading list and take-away guide prior to an all-expenses paid, action-packed week in Washington, D.C.

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James Wilson Fellowship

First Liberty and the James Wilson Institute are co-sponsors of the 7th annual James Wilson Fellowship, which will be held in our nation’s capital in August 2020.

Fifteen highly accomplished young lawyers and law students will spend a week studying the first principles of moral and legal judgment from the perspective of natural law. They will learn the real-life applications of those principles on our body of law, including how those principles can be used in the defense of religious liberty.

At First Liberty, we believe the JWI Fellowship is a crucial and necessary investment in the future of America.

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