BJC Blog RSS Feeds
Home arrow What We Do arrow Education arrow Internships
Internships PDF Print E-mail

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) offers fall, spring and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals who have completed a degree program.

Interns work alongside legal, communications and development staff at the BJC's Center for Religious Liberty, which is located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the U.S. Supreme Court. Interns perform clerical duties and help provide constituent services. There is also ample opportunity to explore interests and cultivate skills through writing, conducting research and assisting with coalition work and advocacy outreach.

BJC interns gain firsthand exposure to current issues concerning religious freedom and the separation of church and state. They also have the chance to make meaningful contributions to the important work of defending and extending religious liberty for all.

In addition to a monthly stipend, BJC interns receive free housing on Capitol Hill. Interns typically work 35-40 hours per week, but part-time scheduling needs may be accommodated.

The internship selection process is competitive. A demonstrated interest in religious liberty matters is desirable but not required. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in a BJC internship to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Application deadlines:
Fall semester internships: July 15
Spring semester internships: Oct. 15
Summer internships: March 1

Moyers Scholar Programprevious moyers scholars with Dunn and Walker

Since 2006, graduate students at Wake Forest University Divinity School in Winston-Salem, N.C., have the opportunity to apply for the Moyers Scholar program, which entitles one recipient per year to a semester internship at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. In July 2005, James and Marilyn Dunn donated $100,000 to the endowment fund, which is managed by the divinity school at Wake Forest University with the proceeds going to the scholar program at the BJC. 

 
 
Groups Turning to State Law to Make Claims Against Use of "Under God"
Federal courts have consistently ruled constitutional the use of "Under God" in public school recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance. In 2010, for example, the 9th Circuit held that the phrase is not a prayer, but instead an acknowledgement of our "founders' political philos...
 
Louisiana Legislator Pulls State Book Bill
On second thought, Louisiana State Representative Thomas Carmody has decided to end his bid to make the Holy Bible the official state book, just ahead of a scheduled vote of the House yesterday. The Times-Picayune has more: The bill had become a distraction, he said. ... Initially, ...