Careers, Internships, and Externships

Work at 6AC!

The Sixth Amendment Center (6AC) is a national nonprofit organization that evaluates indigent defense systems in counties and states throughout the country. 6AC is not your typical non-profit organization. Helping to ensure equal access to justice for people of limited means requires us to operate differently. Our staff is decentralized, working remotely from locations throughout the country, with the tools and processes that maximize our efficiency in delivering services out to the field. Interested in working at 6AC? See Staff Employment and Internship opportunities below.

Staff Employment

6AC has no current job openings. But we’re happy to keep your information on file. Feel free to drop us a note at staff@6ac.org with your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Job posting(s) will specify additional application requirements.

Internships and Externships

6AC is a great organization for law students anywhere in the country and interested in criminal justice policy reform to intern at. Through the Law Student Network’s internship program, students have the opportunity to engage in hands-on experience, research and writing, and career growth and development. Below is a list of just some of the internship program’s projects and highlights:

  • Legal research and writing on cutting-edge issues pertaining to the right to counsel (ex: Pretrial Incarceration: A Public Health Crisis Mitigated by Early Appointment of Counsel);
  • Recognition in nationally published reports by participating in 6AC’s evaluative work through research, court observations and stakeholder interviews (ex: The Right to Counsel in Illinois);
  • Ongoing career advice and mentorship from 6AC’s staff and Executive Director, who is nationally recognized in the fields of criminal justice practice and policy; and
  • A crash course on the right to counsel in America and individual supervision from a supervisor with experience and training in supervising law students.

Law students should have completed courses in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Legal Research and Writing. To apply, students should submit a (1) cover letter explaining their interest in indigent defense reform, (2) resume, (3) law school transcript (may be unofficial), and (4) writing sample. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and should be addressed to Nancy Bennett (nancy.bennett@6ac.org) and Aditi Goel (aditi.goel@6ac.org).

Summer Internships

Law students may apply to intern with 6AC for a summer internship. The time commitment is full-time, 35 hours/week. Stipends may be available. 6AC will consider student requests for alternative schedules and hours. 

Fall/Spring Externships

Law students may apply to extern with 6AC during the academic year. 6AC will consider student requests for alternative schedules and hours to accommodate academic calendar and credit needs.