The Voting Section has enforcement responsibility for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the Help America Vote Act of 2002, and certain civil provisions of the Civil Rights Acts that relate to voting. To carry out its mission, the Section brings lawsuits against states, counties, cities, and other jurisdictions to remedy denials and abridgements of the right to vote.
Interns will assist by conducting legal and factual research regarding ongoing administrative reviews, investigations and litigation as well as other general research.
The Voting Section accepts interns for every semester of the academic year, as well as the summer. The Section accepts both law interns and undergraduate interns. The Section prefers law interns to work for a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least eight weeks, and undergraduate interns to work for a minimum of 32 hours for at least eight weeks. The Section is particularly interested in applicants with demonstrated interest or experience in voting rights work and/or fluency in one of the languages covered by the Voting Rights Act (Spanish language, Asian languages, and Native American and Native Alaskan languages).