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OT10 internship opportunities at SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog is currently accepting applications for unpaid student internships with the blog during October Term 2010.  Details about these positions’ qualifications and responsibilities and how to apply follow the jump.

The students selected 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.  The work you are asked to do will track your education and experience (e.g., law students will be given projects that require some legal knowledge).

All work may be done remotely.  We are flexible about hours and duration, but ideally we’d like to have interns stay on at least through mid-December, and commit to at least ten hours per week.   Extending an internship through June of 2011 (the end of next Term) may be possible.

We’ll take applications through August 15, 2010.  Hiring decisions will be made by September 1.

To qualify for the position, you must:

  • Have a strong academic record;
  • 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; and
  • An official or unofficial transcript from the academic program in which you are currently enrolled.

Application materials should be sent to, and must be received by August 15, 2010 for consideration.