Careers, Internships, and Externships

Intern or Work at 6AC!

Interested in interning or working at 6AC? See Staff Employment and Internship opportunities below.

Staff Employment

We do not currently have any openings. But if you are interested in working at 6AC, please feel free to drop us a line! We will be happy to keep your name and resume on file for any upcoming job opportunities.

Internships and Externships

6AC is a great organization for law students anywhere in the country interested in criminal legal reform to intern at. Through the Law Student Network’s internship program, students engage in hands-on experience, legal research and writing, and career growth and development. Below is a list of just a few of the internship program’s 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 Aditi Goel (aditi.goel@6ac.org) and Rachael Liebert (rachael.liebert@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 and 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.