The Department of Law offers unpaid internships and externships for school credit to first, second, and third-year law students. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience and course credit.
The Department of Law also offers a pre-law internship program for high school students, undergraduate students, and recent graduates. Please click here for more information regarding the program and how to apply. Given limited capacity of the pre-law intern program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about current availability for our summer, fall or spring terms.
Interns must be in their first, second or third year of law school, and successfully complete a criminal background check and fingerprint check. Internships during the Summer require a full-time commitment of at least 10 weeks. Internships during the Fall and Spring typically involve a part-time commitment of one or two days a week. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to provide a safe environment where individuals feel valued for who they are; demonstrate a behavior where differences are welcomed and individuals are treated equally; and promote growth and innovation through a diverse workforce.
NOTE: The Criminal Justice and Natural Resources Sections do not accept first-year law students.
To submit your application, send an e-mail to email@example.com containing a cover letter (attention Intern Review Committee), resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and unofficial transcript (first-year students may apply without a transcript, but must supplement their application with a transcript as soon as grades are received).
The cover letter should include a statement of why the applicant wishes to work for the office, if the applicant has a preference for one or more sections, and how the applicant can add value to our culture of diversity. More information about what each section does can be found here. Please label the application, or each document if submitting individual documents, with your last name, first initial, and document type.
Applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application. Should an applicant be selected for an interview, he or she will be contacted by an attorney from the Department.
Each section has a limited number of internship positions, and these positions are filled on a rolling basis beginning nine months in advance. The Department offers opportunities for internships in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. The Department starts reviewing applications for its Summer internships beginning September 1 each year, with the majority of Summer internships filled by December 1. A limited number of Summer internships are reserved for interviews during the February prior to the Summer session. Part-time internships for Spring and Fall semesters are available based on the same application cycle. We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2022 session. We have internship positions for Fall 2022 as well as Spring and Summer 2023.