The Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) is currently accepting applications for spring, summer, and fall clerkships and externships. Clerks are paid legal interns, while externs are unpaid but receive course credit towards their law degree. Current and past participants have come from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, Elon University School of Law, and Campbell University School of Law.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and transcript to CLF@nccivitas.org. Please indicate whether you are applying for spring, summer, or fall, and whether you are applying for a clerkship or an externship. Those applying for externships should be prepared to work with their school on receiving course credit, with the exception of Campbell University law students who can apply to the school’s existing CLF externship program.
CLF also accepts undergraduate legal interns on a very limited basis. For more information, send an email to CLF@nccivitas.org. Those interested in general internships with the Civitas Institute can learn more about that opportunity here.
“My time at the Center for Law and Freedom gave me invaluable experience in research and writing.” — Johnathon Naylor, Campbell University School of Law
“Interning with the Center for Law and Freedom has been a rewarding and educational experience. I gained first hand experience in the court room, conducted legal research, and interacted with North Carolinians to discuss important policy issues.” — Hailey Hart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Center for Law and Freedom provided me the opportunity to make a difference. I was able to take the legal knowledge I gained in the classroom, and apply it to policies that truly matter to North Carolina citizens.” — Felicia M. Hyde, University of North Carolina School of Law