Student Opportunity: Legal Externship Program

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The Texas Right to Life Legal Externship Program

As a Pro-Life law student, we know you are eager to use your legal skills to protect Life! That’s why you should join our legal department’s externship program!

The chosen candidates will be motivated by the opportunity to participate in Texas Right to Life’s life-saving work in courtrooms, hospitals and other venues through legal, peaceful, and prayerful means. We are passionate and intentional about introducing aspiring attorneys to the myriad of opportunities available to serve the Lord and protect innocent lives. 

Limited applications are now open for Summer and Fall 2022! There will be 1-2 openings for each semester. Currently, these opportunities are for unpaid externships for course credit. Our department has worked with several law schools to provide learning opportunities that meet externship requirements. Applicants must be currently-enrolled law students. Students will work under the supervision of our General Counsel.

Legal topics students will be exposed to include: 

  • State Legislation 
  • Campaign finance law
  • Governance of tax exempt organizations
  • Guardianship
  • Contract law
  • Employment law
  • Healthcare law and patient advocacy

Expected responsibilities include: 

  • Drafting articles and memos
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Client communications

Required qualifications: 

  • Commitment to living a Christ centered life
  • Pro-Life worldview 
  • Unwavering belief that all human life is sacred and must be protected from fertilization until natural death
  • Active enrollment in a four-year Texas University (pre-law undergraduates) or Texas law school (law school students)
  • Interest in political law, regulations pertaining to professional advocacy, and legal options to protect vulnerable Texans from passive or active euthanasia
  • Creative thinker
  • High level of organization
  • Detailed researcher
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
  • Adaptability in high-pressure situations
  • Self-motivated

Location: Ability to work in-person at our office in Bellaire, Texas is preferred. However, remote work with periodic travel for in-person meetings and training are available. 

Schedule: Schedule and hours will vary.

If you would like to apply for Texas Right to Life’s Legal Externship Program, please complete our internship application below, then email the following to Prolife [@] texasrighttolife.com:

  • Your resume
  • Your cover letter
  • The semester (Summer 2022 or Fall 2022) for which you would like to apply

Internship Application

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