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Available Positions

Thank you for your interest in working for Judicial Watch. We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Staff Attorney: Judicial Watch is currently seeking a staff attorney to work in its litigation department.  The ideal candidate will have between 5 and 7 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts.  As a part of Judicial Watch’s nationally renowned litigation practice, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on exciting cases which often garner substantial media attention.  In recent years, Judicial Watch has litigated cases in DC, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Arizona, Florida, and California, and has participated in additional cases as intervener or amicus in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  In addition, members of Judicial Watch’s litigation department routinely litigate Freedom of Information Act claims against various federal agencies.  Our attorneys are experienced litigators in areas as varied as constitutional law, election law, immigration law, and whistleblower protection, and regularly file amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court and perform various other duties as assigned. To apply for a position, please submit a résumé and cover letter to careers@judicialwatch.org. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line.


Fall 2014 Internships 

Judicial Watch is currently seeking interns for our 2014 Fall Internship Program to serve in the following capacities:

Investigations Internships: Investigations interns at Judicial Watch are introduced to the structure of government agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Investigations Interns learn about the nine FOIA exemptions, and how to draft FOIA requests accordingly.  They also research the open records laws for state and local governments and use their findings to supplement requests at the federal level.  Once the interns in the JW Investigations Department have been trained on proper FOIA protocol, they are encouraged to explore key issues of personal interest and/or open investigations under Judicial Watch’s guidance. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 500 word writing sample to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.

Legal Internships: Legal interns have the opportunity to work closely with our Legal Department and our FOIA lawsuits seeking information on such vital issues as the Benghazi scandal and voter fraud. Over the course of 8-10 weeks, interns will assist Judicial Watch’s six attorneys and two paralegals with legal research, brief writing, drafting FOIA requests and administrative appeals, document review and analysis, initiating litigation, and a host of other key litigation responsibilities.  If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.

Development and Fundraising Internships: Judicial Watch’s Development Department is seeking interns for its busy and growing fundraising development program to assist Development staff in the many day-to-day activities fundamental to raising over $21 million for one of the leading conservative non-profit organizations in America. Development interns will gain experience and understanding in all aspects of non-profit fundraising, from direct mail, internet fundraising, and foundation grants, to major and planned giving programs. Interns will assist with a variety of tasks including donor correspondence, telephone calls to donors, writing and sending acknowledgement letters, major donor research and foundation grant writing.  Interns will also gain a thorough knowledge about the importance of donor databases by assisting with data-entry, data clean up, donor coding and more. Interns must be politically conservative, detail oriented and willing to learn. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 500 word writing sample to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.

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