Public Interest Law Internship
Are you looking for a legal career that combines the pursuit of social justice with high-profile actions in court?
Welcome to the field of whistleblower law.
KKC is a public-interest law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers. Some of our nationally known clients include FBI agents who exposed weaknesses in counterterrorism programs, international bankers who reported billions of dollars in monies held in illegal offshore bank accounts, and employees of government contractors who disclosed fraud in taxpayer-paid federal programs. The firm’s legal cases have set numerous court precedents expanding whistleblower protections.
In addition to the firm’s work as highly rated litigators, our attorneys are respected authors and public advocates who have written the leading books on whistleblower law, testified on behalf of whistleblowers before Congress, and regularly assisted Congress in drafting key whistleblower protection legislation, including provisions signed into law in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.
Working one-on-one with KKC attorneys, our interns learn what it takes to defend whistleblowers against powerful opponents. Each intern is expected to complete research and writing assignments, assist at trials and/or perform all the work of an associate attorney. In addition, interns assist on key public policy assignments, related to expanding the scope of whistleblower protections.
Internships are part of KKC’s pro bono/public interest program. The primary goal of the internship is educational, designed to introduce students to the practice of public interest law on behalf of clients who risked their careers to expose illegal activities or threats to the public health and safety.
We accept first, second and third year law students and a limited number of undergraduate students. All internships must be taken for credit or otherwise be part of an accredited law school or undergraduate college curriculum. If you are eligible for funding from your school, we will provide assistance in order to ensure your eligibility for financial support. Internships are awarded throughout the year, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The law firm is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The firm also performs significant pro bono work for the National Whistleblower Center. The Center’s website is located at www.whistleblowers.org.