Alabama Appleseed often has internship opportunities open during Spring (Jan-May), Summer (May-Aug), and Fall (Aug-Dec) terms. We have worked with interns ranging from college freshmen to 3L law students, MA, and PhD students, so any student who is interested in our work is invited to apply. It is worth noting that our intern selection is often based on the current needs of staff at the time applications are submitted; therefore, the education and skillsets needed will vary among application cycles.
(Please note that Appleseed’s internships are unpaid. However, we will assist applicants in completing documentation or paperwork otherwise necessary to obtain stipends or other financial assistance available through school programs. Any travel or expense incurred during work performed on behalf of Appleseed, excluding commuting to and from the office, will be reimbursed.)
As we seek to cultivate the next generation of leadership in our state, we have a strong preference for students who are attending school in Alabama or who are originally from Alabama. Our most successful interns are strong writers, good researchers, and independent thinkers who are able to quickly comprehend assignments and take ownership of their projects. Evidence of administrative or organizational skills will also boost the strength of an application.
If you are interested in an internship with Appleseed, we invite you to share some information with us here. Completion of this form is a requirement for consideration as an Appleseed intern, as is the submission of copies of a) your resume and b) a writing sample in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org subsequent to the completion of this form. Writing samples may be about any topic so long as they demonstrate your writing skill; we prefer these samples to be between 500-750 words. When you email your resume and writing sample, please use the subject line “Intern application materials.”
Deadlines for application windows are as follows:
– Spring Term application deadline: by November 20 at 11:59pm
– Summer Term application deadline: by March 20 at 11:59pm
– Fall Term application deadline: by June 20 at 11:59pm
All applicants can expect to hear back from us within six weeks of the application deadline. Thank you for your interest in interning with us. We look forward to reviewing your application materials!