Internships

Internship Program page

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (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 legal, communications and development staff at the BJC’s Center for Religious Liberty, which is located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the U.S. Supreme Court. Interns perform clerical duties and help provide constituent services. There is also 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. Interns typically work 35-40 hours per week, but part-time scheduling needs may be accommodated.

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].

DEADLINES:

Fall semester internships: June 30

Spring semester internships: October 15

Summer internships: March 1

Read articles from former BJC interns about their experiences:

Visiting the U.S. Supreme Court
By Richard Chung, Spring 2017

 

 

 

Working for religious liberty in Washington
By Adam McDuffie, Spring 2014