BJC offers fall, spring and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals who have completed a degree program.
Interns work alongside our staff in our Capitol Hill office, where they perform clerical duties and provide constituent services. They also receive experience in legal and legislative advocacy, communications, education, mobilization and development. There is ample opportunity to explore interests and cultivate skills through writing, conducting research, engaging in multimedia projects, and assisting with coalition work and advocacy outreach.
BJC interns gain firsthand exposure to current issues concerning religious freedom and the separation of church and state. They also have the chance to make meaningful contributions to the important work of defending and extending religious liberty for all.
In addition to a monthly stipend, BJC interns receive free housing on Capitol Hill. If you are interested in a remote internship, reach out to BJC Chief of Staff Janna Louie at [email protected].
The internship selection process is competitive. A demonstrated interest in religious liberty matters is desirable but not required. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in a BJC internship to [email protected].
Fall semester internships: June 30
Spring semester internships: October 15
Summer internships: March 1
As a BJC intern, I was able to learn more about religious freedom and meaningfully contribute to our mission to protect religious liberty for all.
Richard Chung / Spring 2017 Intern
In addition to assisting with the everyday operation of BJC, I had the opportunity to hand-deliver letters opposing the politicization of churches to members of Congress and sit in on a congressional hearing about school vouchers. I also had the chance to attend Supreme Court oral arguments in person, which was especially exciting since I start law school in the fall.
I consider my time as a BJC intern to have been one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of my life.
Adam McDuffie / Summer Intern 2014
The program is structured in such a way that you are able to work with all of the departments on a variety of projects. As a BJC intern, you have the unique opportunity to conduct legal research, assist in educational efforts and experience the day-to-day operations of a D.C. advocacy organization. The chance to work with a staff that treats you like a member of the family in an office right across the street from the Supreme Court is one you should not pass up.
In the heart of our nation’s capital, I had the chance to take part in a discussion of various traditions’ usage of sacred texts at the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, hear Rep. Keith Ellison address a coalition of faith-based advocacy groups, attend a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the state of religious liberty, sit in the Senate gallery during a vote, and be in the Supreme Court building when the decision came down in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
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