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    • About PioneerLegal, LLC: Pioneer Legal is a non-profit, nonpartisan, public policy legal entity that was organized in 2021. PioneerLegal defends and promotes educational options, accountable government, and economic opportunity. Through legal action, including litigation, and public education, PioneerLegal works to preserve and enhance liberties grounded in the constitutions and civil rights laws of the United States and the individual New England states
    • Internship Term. This is a full-time summer internship.
      • Start date: Late May or early June 2022.
      • End date: Late July or early August 2022.
      • Eight to ten weeks, subject to mutual agreement.
      • This internship may be accomplished in person, remotely, or on a “hybrid” basis.
      • The interns will report directly to the President.
      • PioneerLegal maintains offices at 185 Devonshire Street, Suite 1101, Boston, MA within easy access to public transportation.
    • Application Deadline: March 11, 2022.
    • Internship Stipend. The intern will be paid a stipend of $4,000 for the internship, which will be paid one half at the start date and one half upon successful completion. Students may obtain additional stipends from their law school or other sources provided they are not required to communicate confidential information regarding their work at PioneerLegal to any other entity. Any other such funding must be reported to the President of PioneerLegal.
      • Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school.
      • Writing and research skills are critical to this internship.
    • Description of the Internship/What You Will Learn.
      • PioneerLegal engages in litigation and public education in three principal areas: first, education equity and equal opportunity, access to public information and free speech, and equal economic opportunity. Guided by experienced lawyers, interns will work on preparing court submissions such as complaints, legal memoranda in support of motions, discovery requests, appellate submissions, and legal research materials.
      • Interns may work on the preparation of amicus appellate briefs.
      • In conjunction with the staff and experts at our affiliate, the Pioneer Institute, Interns will work on research, legal and otherwise, needed to develop background for potential litigation or public education initiatives.
      • Interns may also work on corporate governance issues and in support of the PioneerLegal board and officers.
    • Application Materials Required:
      • Letter of interest
      • Professional Resume;
      • Writing sample (we prefer an unedited legal document); and
      • Law school Transcript
    • Please submit the foregoing materials to Mary Connaughton at

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PioneerLegal is a non-partisan, public interest law firm that defends and promotes educational options, accountable government and economic opportunity across the Northeast. PioneerLegal achieves its mission through legal research, amicus briefs, and litigation.