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Summer internship opportunity at SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog is now accepting applications from current law students interested in interning with us in summer 2010.  Details about the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and how to apply are below the jump.

Those students selected for the internship will have the opportunity to write, edit, and post blog content; to work closely with our team, including veteran reporter Lyle Denniston, who has been covering the Supreme Court since 1958; and to get a close-up look at the operations of the Supreme Court.

We are flexible about scheduing (hours per week and duration of internship), but ideally we’d like to have an intern work for a longer period of time, including the month of June.

We’ll take applications through February 20, 2010.  Hiring decisions will be made by mid-March.

To qualify for the position, you must:

  • Have a strong academic record;
  • Be currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M program;
  • Have a strong interest in learning about the U.S. Supreme Court and its workings;
  • Have some experience working with (or at least interest in) blog or website technology;
  • Have demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills; and
  • Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

To apply, please send us the following materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • Résumé;
  • Contact information for two references;
  • A writing sample of, no more than five double-spaced pages, that has not been edited by anyone other than you;
  • An official or unofficial law school transcript.

Application materials should be sent to me at, and must be received by February 20, 2010 for consideration.