About American Economic Liberties Project
The American Economic Liberties Project is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fighting monopoly power. We combine policy and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, coalition-building, and advocacy campaigns to help ensure policymakers protect workers, small businesses, communities, and democracy from monopolistic corporations to advance economic liberty for all.
Economic Liberties seeks a Legal Intern interested in antitrust and consumer protection public interest to join our team for the summer. The Legal Intern will support the legal and advocacy team as they engage organizational allies and policymakers to drive action around bold approaches to address concentrated power and notch victories in fights against the biggest corporations in the world. Primary responsibilities will include:
- Support and execute legal research on issues related to antitrust and consumer protection in agriculture, finance, entertainment, and other sectors and industries.
- Assist in drafting memos, petitions, letters, and testimony to federal and state enforcers on issues such as the potential harms of the proposed merger Albertsons and Kroger merger.
- Analyze relevant legislation, regulatory action, and litigation for novel and actionable approaches to antitrust enforcement.
- A first- or second-year student currently enrolled at an accredited law school.
- Demonstrated interest in public interest law and the intersection between policy and politics.
- Proven ability to convey complex information, including academic research, public policy, and court decisions, both orally and in writing to a broad and diverse audience in a concise and clear manner.
- Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to keep track of multiple deadlines, meet competing deadlines, and communicate potential conflicts with colleagues.
Compensation and Benefits
The Legal Intern is a full-time temporary position beginning on June 1, 2023 and ending on July 31, 2023, with the possibility of a two-week extension. The Legal Intern will earn $25/hour and is eligible for statutory benefits only. The internship will be based in Washington, DC.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a 2-3 page writing sample in a single PDF to email@example.com. Please include your full name and “Legal Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submission is advisable. We expect the Legal Intern to start on or around June 1, 2023. We reserve the right to restart the recruitment process if a suitable candidate is not found.
As an equal opportunity employer, the American Economic Liberties Project values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and promoting regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.