Legal Internship - Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025
Legal Internship, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025
The Blockchain Association (BA) is the unified voice of the cryptocurrency industry in Washington, DC. We are the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a pro-innovation policy environment for the digital asset economy. Our members include the industry’s top companies, investors, and software developers working together to educate policymakers about blockchain technology and its ability to pave the way for a more secure, competitive, and consumer-friendly digital marketplace. Our mission is to forge consensus on key policy solutions among the private sector, regulators, lawmakers, and the public so that crypto can flourish in the United States.
Role and Responsibilities
We are hiring two part-time Legal Interns for each term - Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025. Interns will have a unique opportunity to work on novel, complex, and exciting issues at the bleeding edge of crypto law and policy. Interns will make meaningful, substantive contributions to BA policy team strategy and work product, and will develop valuable government affairs experience.
As a Legal Intern, you will:
- Report to BA’s Senior Counsel and collaborate with BA staff across the organization
- Conduct legal research and draft memoranda analyzing legal and regulatory issues
- Assist in preparing policy reports, comment letters, court filings, and other materials
- Participate in administrative and legislative advocacy efforts and litigation initiatives
- Interact directly with BA members and other industry lawyers and stakeholders
For the Summer 2024 term, interns are expected to work full-time and out of our Washington, D.C. office for at least 10 weeks. Interns may choose either to receive course credit through a law school internship program or to receive a stipend of up to $10,000.
For the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 terms, interns are expected to work 20 hours per week, preferably from the DC office, but with the option for one of the interns to work remotely as appropriate. BA will work with your law school internship program for you to receive course credit. There is no paid internship opportunity for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 terms.
To qualify, you must:
- Be a current or rising 2L or 3L student at an ABA-accredited US law school
- Have a strong, demonstrated interest in digital assets and blockchain technology
- Have excellent critical thinking, legal research, writing, and verbal communication skills
- Have outstanding attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
- Be a team player who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
- Be a self-motivated, open-minded, respectful professional with a sense of curiosity
We also prefer if you have:
- The desire to pursue a career related to the cryptocurrency industry after graduation
- A passion for protecting civil liberties such as freedom of speech and financial privacy
- Experience using digital assets and other blockchain technology
How to Apply
To apply, please submit the following materials to email@example.com:
- Cover letter
- Writing sample
- List of three references
- Law school transcript (if available)
Please include in your email subject line and in your cover letter the term(s) you are interested in (e.g., Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025 or any combination of the terms). Your cover letter should be limited to one page and describe your interest in digital assets and why you are qualified for this role. Your writing sample should reflect original legal research and analysis.
Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a brief timed writing exercise and interview with current BA staff. We encourage interested candidates to apply quickly. Application review will begin immediately, and positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
- March 29, 2024 for Summer 2024 Internships
- June 28, 2024 for Fall 2024 Internships
- Oct 4, 2024 for Spring 2025 Internships
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Blockchain Association is committed to providing a workplace based on equal opportunity where diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other identity or characteristic.