Two Spots Open for NRLC
Summer Academy Program
By Megan McCrum
Summer at the National Right
to Life office offers a refreshing change of pace with the arrival
of a number of college students to participate in the NRLC
internship and academy programs. Different than a normal internship,
the National Right to Life Academy is an intensive summer training
course for college students in the right to life movement and
issues. Students delve into the history and philosophy of the
Movement, as well as seriously studying the various policy proposals
and arguments related to each pro-life issue, from abortion to
denial of lifesaving medial treatment.
The six summer weeks college
students spend at the academy forge a lifetime connection to NRLC
and the nationwide pro-life movement. The graduates of the past
three sessions of this program are working for the Movement now, as
college students across the country, and many are planning how they
can put their professional skills to work for the cause.
Three students from the
classes of 2008 and 2009 now work together at the Pennsylvania
Pro-Life Federation, and another is hoping to begin lobbying for the
voiceless once she graduates college. Texas Right to Life also has a
graduate of the academy on its staff. Another academy alumnus has
been accepted to the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, sponsored by the
Alliance Defense Fund. The network of academy alumni is a fresh
source of vitality for a movement whose greatest strength may be its
Two spots have just recently
opened up for the 2010 summer session. The program starts at the
National Right to Life Convention on June 24 and goes through August
6. The cost of tuition, room, and board is $3,200.
Contact us at
(202) 626-8822 for more information.