Legal Externships

Americans United for Life

Legal Externships

Americans United for Life (AUL) seeks highly-qualified and motivated law students to serve as legal externs. The externship is unpaid and may be undertaken for credit (as approved by the extern’s law school) or to fulfill other graduation requirements.


  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Students may participate in  AUL’s Externship program by either working in our Washington DC office or  by working remotely.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to AUL’s mission.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Externs provide legal research and drafting support for amicus briefs, model  legislation, and public policy educational material on the full spectrum of life  issues including abortion, bioethics, healthcare rights of conscience, and the end-of-life.
  • Externs will also work closely with AUL attorneys in researching, drafting, and  editing scholarly articles. These articles will be published in a variety of  resources and venues including AUL’s publications such as Defending Life (a  comprehensive state-by-state guide to life issues), law reviews, national  periodicals, and websites.
  • Externs will be asked to work an average of 10 hours per week.

To Apply

  • Applications will be accepted and considered on a “rolling basis.” The annual deadline for the Spring externship is January 30th, and the annual deadline for the Fall externship is September 10th.
  • Students wishing to pursue an externship for law school credit should apply early to ensure that registration and other requirements are met.
  • Send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to “” with “Fall Externship” in the subject line.
  • For more information, email “”.

Job posted 9/5/2022