Public Interest Legal Intern

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Non-Exempt; Hourly

Position Summary

Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns. We are a hardworking, yet close-knit, highly collaborative team, where great ideas, rather than formal hierarchy, are what drive the day.

The Hub Project is looking to hire a Legal Intern for the Summer of 2018. This public interest internship is available to all qualified candidates seeking to gain practical knowledge about working at a nonprofit. Legal interns will work closely with our operations and campaigns teams on a range of projects. These projects will include legal research, assisting with contracts and compliance processes for our 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) expenditures. Legal interns typically work on variety of projects, so as to better understand the breadth of nonprofit work. Interning for The Hub Project is an intensive but rewarding experience that prepares law students for a future career in the public interest sector.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in law school and have a strong academic background, excellent researching and writing skills, keen attention to details, and a strong commitment to progressive issues and public service.
  • Summer interns work full-time (40 hours per week). At this time, we are not working with law schools to provide course credit as an externship.  

How to Apply

To apply, submit via email, in a single .pdf document:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (official or unofficial);
  • Legal writing sample (not to exceed 8 pages); and
  • Three (3) references

To submit an application, email materials to For the Summer internship, the application deadline is May 4, 2018.

New Venture Fund Careers

The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.