The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious faiths. The Becket Fund seeks interns for the Winter Term to work in its Washington, D.C. office on a variety of Supreme Court, appellate and trial-level matters. Such work might include representing: religious ministries seeking protection from the federal contraception mandate; Native Americans seeking the right to use eagle feathers in their religious ceremonies; prisoners seeking the right to exercise religion while incarcerated; members of the military seeking accommodations to allow them to continue to serve while meeting religious requirements for their appearance or dress; and mosques, churches, and temples challenging zoning decisions that restrict their ability to build houses of worship or other ministries.
Students who are selected by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will be eligible for travel and housing expense reimbursement.
Selected students will also be required to submit an independent clinical application, which is available online: http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/clinical/submitting-an-application. (Please note that the deadline for submitting winter term independent clinical applications has passed and that this is a unique last-minute winter term clinical opportunity).
Students will earn two clinical credits during J-term, from January 4 -22, 2016.
The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs will handle enrollment. Students who are accepted by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty should contact Liz Solar at email@example.com with any questions about logistics.