Summer Litigation Internship

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Job location
1220 L ST NW Ste 300
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Street address: 
1220 L ST NW Ste 300
District of Columbia
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Position Description: 

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit advocacy organization that focuses on improving nutrition and health in the United States. Among its myriad accomplishments, CSPI led successful efforts to win a ban of trans fat in processed foods; an “added sugars” line for Nutrition Facts labels; more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in all public schools; and a halt to advertising of junk food to children by most major manufacturers.

CSPI’s Litigation Project pioneered the field of food law and ever since 2004 has been wielding the power of litigation and negotiation to tackle some of the toughest issues in food and nutrition, including better food labeling and more honest marketing. Visit to learn more.

We are considering applications from first and second year law students. Applicants should have a strong interest in consumer and regulatory law, excellent legal research and writing skills, a commitment to public interest work, and must submit a legal writing sample.

This is an unpaid internship. CSPI offers a collegial work environment and flexible schedule to accommodate your academic responsibilities and work-life balance. If your school offers academic credit for internships, we will work with you to meet your school’s requirements. We will also reimburse you up to $5/day for commuting expenses.


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To apply: 

To apply, please email a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, and legal writing sample, to [email protected]. Please include “nlada-Lit” in the email subject line.

CSPI is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To learn more about CSPI, please visit

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