Legal Internship Summer 2023

About CAC

The Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a nonprofit, public interest law firm and think tank dedicated to making real the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text, history, and values.  We work in our courts, through our government, and with legal scholars to preserve the rights and freedoms of all in America and to protect our judiciary from politics and special interests. 

At the Constitutional Accountability Center, we view the Constitution as an inherently progressive document—amended over the generations to become more just, equitable, and inclusive.  To make real the promises of our national charter, we must honor and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds, and especially the contributions of historically marginalized communities.  As an organization, we make every effort to live by these ideals and help create the conditions that will allow all individuals and communities to thrive.  

We are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of talented and diverse staff who believe in true justice and equality for all people.  The Constitutional Accountability Center is an equal opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/Latina or Latinx, Asian American or Pacific Islander, and from other underrepresented communities to join us. 

CAC has adopted a hybrid work schedule with all staff working in the Washington, DC office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  All CAC staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in the office.  

To learn more about the Constitutional Accountability Center, please visit

For more information about the internship program, watch how CAC supports the next generation of constitutional progressives here and here.

Summer Internship

CAC is now accepting 2023 summer internship applications from first-, second-, and third-year law studentsThis is a 10-week internship running from May to July, 2023, with a stipend of $3,500.

Summer Interns will be immersed in all aspects of CAC’s substantive legal work.  Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • strong academic research and writing skills,
  • excellent attention to detail,
  • demonstrated dedication to a progressive vision, and
  • ability to be a team player as well as a self-starter.

Summer Interns report to CAC’s Chief Counsel.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter, résumé, copy of your transcript, and writing sample to Keo Xiong at

Recognizing that many law schools encourage first-year law students not to apply until December 1, we will continue to review applications after that date, although we encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible after December 1.