Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CSPI: Summer Litigation Internship; Wa. D.C.


Washington, DC 

Date Posted: 02/02/2015
Job Type: INTERNSHIP - Unpaid
Schedule Type: Internship
Practice Areas: Consumer Protection/Debt/Bankruptcy, Food & Drug Law, Litigation, Non-Profit

Job Description

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety.  CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation’s largest?circulation health newsletter.  CSPI provides valuable, objective information to the public; represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensures that advances in science are used for the public’s good.  CSPI is supported largely by the 850,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.
The Litigation Project uses state and federal courts to help correct corporate misbehavior. The project brings its own advocacy lawsuits, working with private lawyers across the country. CSPI's legal filings have produced binding settlements resulting in more honest labeling of artificial ingredients and halting deceptive marketing. Many of the legal matters in these cases are developing issues with many interesting questions of both law and social policy. 
The internship is open to first and second year law students.  Applicants should have a strong interest in consumer and regulatory law, excellent legal research and writing skills, and a commitment to public interest work.


See description.

Application Instructions:

This is an unpaid internship.  CSPI offers a collegial work environment and flexible schedule to accommodate your academic responsibilities and work-life balance.  If your school offers academic credit for internships, we will work with you to meet your school’s requirements.  We will also reimburse you up to $5/day for commuting expenses. 
 To apply, please email a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, and legal writing sample,  Please include “PSJD-Lit” in the email subject line.