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Our fellowship program offers intern and law clerk opportunities during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

We are now accepting applications for the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Law Clerks

Our litigation team relies on its law clerks for cutting-edge legal research, case analysis, court preparation, drafting, and litigation strategy.

Law clerk applicants should possess a deep understanding of classical liberal principles, have a strong work ethic, demonstrate a capacity for creative thinking, and have exceptional legal research and writing skills. Applicants must be personable and have a good sense of humor. We prefer applicants with a strong academic record who have completed at least one year of law school and have completed at least one course in constitutional law.

Fall and Spring Semester

Law students are encouraged to take advantage of clerkships offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Clerkship opportunities are available for both local and remote law clerks. Fall and Spring law clerks typically obtain academic credit for their clerkship. We encourage students to contact their career services department as each law school has varying requirements for earning academic credit. We encourage you to apply early because we have limited seats available during Fall and Spring and those seats are filled up months in advance.

Summer

Summer clerkships are highly competitive, paid positions. Summer clerks are required to work full time (40 hours/week) and commit to the entire summer. Clerkships for academic credit are also available during Summer. We do not currently offer remote clerkship opportunities during the Summer months. We strongly urge you to apply in late September or early October. We typically fill our Summer class before December.

Your Name
Your Email
Your Phone
Year in School

Semester Preference (please provide up to three semesters during which you would like to clerk with us, in decreasing order of preference)

First Preference (Required)
Second Preference
Third Preference
What do you think is the proper role of government in a free society, and how did you arrive at this view?
What book, speech, event or similar item has been most influential in your philosophical development?
What do you hope to gain from participating in the Goldwater Institute's clerkship/externship program?

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Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume and Writing Sample.

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    Interns

    Our litigation team relies on its law clerks for cutting-edge legal research, case analysis, court preparation, drafting, and litigation strategy.

    Law clerk applicants should possess a deep understanding of classical liberal principles, have a strong work ethic, demonstrate a capacity for creative thinking, and have exceptional legal research and writing skills. Applicants must be personable and have a good sense of humor. We prefer applicants with a strong academic record who have completed at least one year of law school and have completed at least one course in constitutional law.

    Fall and Spring Semester

    Law students are encouraged to take advantage of clerkships offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Clerkship opportunities are available for both local and remote law clerks. Fall and Spring law clerks typically obtain academic credit for their clerkship. We encourage students to contact their career services department as each law school has varying requirements for earning academic credit. We encourage you to apply early because we have limited seats available during Fall and Spring and those seats are filled up months in advance.

    Summer

    Summer clerkships are highly competitive, paid positions. Summer clerks are required to work full time (40 hours/week) and commit to the entire summer. Clerkships for academic credit are also available during Summer. We do not currently offer remote clerkship opportunities during the Summer months. We strongly urge you to apply in late September or early October. We typically fill our Summer class before December.

    Your Name
    Your Email
    Your Phone
    Year in School

    Semester Preference (please provide up to three semesters during which you would like to clerk with us, in decreasing order of preference)

    First Preference (Required)
    Second Preference
    Third Preference
    What do you think is the proper role of government in a free society, and how did you arrive at this view?
    What book, speech, event or similar item has been most influential in your philosophical development?
    What do you hope to gain from participating in the Goldwater Institute's clerkship/externship program?

    Upload your files

    Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume and Writing Sample.

    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, Max. file size: 20 MB.

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