Internship Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, FFRF's offices are currently closed. Please check back for updates regarding spring 2021 opportunities.

FFRF seeks interns year round to assist its staff in daily operations. Positions are based in Madison, Wisconsin, where FFRF is headquartered. All available internships are writing intensive internships. Thus, excellent writing, communication and research skills are required.

Law Student Internships

Law student interns research and analyze caselaw concerning state/church separation; review and investigate complaints received; draft letters to state agencies and officials to remedy constitutional violations; draft legal FAQ portions of the website; and assist in background research for potential litigation. Administrative tasks are also assigned as necessary.

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, copy of law school transcripts (unofficial is fine) and writing sample (no longer than 10 pages) to Legal Director Rebecca Markert at info @ ffrf.org. (Subject line: LAW INTERNSHIP)

Deadlines:
Summer: Apply by April 15th
Fall and Spring: Open until filled

**Law students may also seek an externship position with FFRF. Contact Legal Director Markert for further information on that opportunity.


Governmental Affairs Part-Time Internship Opportunity

The Freedom from Religion Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on state/church separation, has an opening for a part-time intern based in Washington, D.C in the Governmental Affairs Department. The intern can work from home, at FFRF’s office in Washington, D.C., or a combination of the two . The intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Director of Governmental Affairs and assisting in research to aid the governmental affairs program.

Internship Overview:

● Time Commitment : A part-time commitment of 10-20 hours per week.
● Internship Duration: Internships are a 16-week period that can be renewed.
● Pay : $15 per hour / DC Minimum wage

Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

● Research on policy, positions, current events, and voting records
● Drafting social media posts
● Drafting testimony and comments
● Legislative bill tracking and analysis.
● Other projects as assigned.

Experience and qualificiations

The internship is open to undergraduates, graduates, people in a career transition, and retirees.

● Excellent research skills, including governmental affairs database research
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
● Attention to detail, excellent organizing and time-management skills.
● Proficiency in Google Workspace tools: Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
● See projects through to completion
● Executes instructions
● Meets deadlines
● Commitment to the rights of freethinkers and the separation of state and church
● Commitment to the mission of the FFRF

How to Apply:
To apply, send an original, 1-page cover letter that outlines your personal and professional experience on why you are qualified and want the position, and a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.


Undergraduate Internships - Legal

FFRF has opportunities for undergraduate students both in the legal department and editorial department.

Undergraduate legal interns assist FFRF staff attorneys with a variety of research projects for state/church complaints; assist in drafting open records requests as well as a variety of nonlegal correspondence; and other administrative tasks as necessary.

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no longer than 10 pages) to Legal Director Rebecca Markert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Subject line: LEGAL INTERNSHIP)

Deadlines:
Summer: Apply by April 15th
Fall and Spring: Open until filled


Undergraduate Internships - Editorial

Undergraduate editorial interns assist our Communications Department. Potential projects include assisting the Editor of FFRF's newspaper, Freethought Today, with drafting and editing; compiling research for and drafting Freethought of the Day quotes; assisting with publicizing FFRF's nonlitigation victories; and other administrative tasks as necessary.

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no longer than 10 pages) to Director of Operations Lisa Strand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Subject line: COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP)

Deadlines:
Summer: Apply by February 28th
Preference for summer intern positions is given to Sarah Lawrence College students; others please inquire before applying.
Fall and Spring: Occasional openings; email for information

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