Public Interest Law Clerk (Summer)

Public Citizen Litigation Group, a public interest law firm in Washington, DC, is seeking two summer law clerks for the summer of 2022. The Litigation Group is a division of Public Citizen, a research, lobbying, and public advocacy organization founded in 1971. Our areas of practice include federal health and safety regulation, consumer litigation, open government, and the First Amendment. We are active in administrative law litigation against the federal government, and often handle appeals on behalf of plaintiffs on issues concerning access to the civil justice system. Litigation Group lawyers have argued 64 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information about the Litigation Group and about Public Citizen, visit our website,

Summer law clerks do research and write legal memoranda for use in Litigation Group cases, under the supervision of the Group’s staff lawyers. When possible, we provide summer clerks with an opportunity to draft actual litigation documents (such as briefs or complaints). Summer clerks are also encouraged to participate in moot courts, observe court and congressional hearings, and attend meetings.

Currently, we are working remotely. If we are back in our office by next summer, our summer law clerks will be expected to work from our office in DC.

We ask for a commitment of 10 weeks. The positions are unpaid.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, list of references, and law school transcript to The writing sample should be your own work (not heavily edited by someone else) and may be of any length. Selected applicants will be invited to interview by telephone or skype in September.