Law Related Internships Explore legal career options with a law related internship

A non-exhaustive list of internship opportunities for students interested in pursuing legal studies, sorted by location.

Washington, D.C.

American Bar Association (ABA) - Year-round internships in a diverse range of legal fields

American Enterprise Institute - Year-round internships in areas ranging from foreign and defense policy to editing and marketing

American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Diamond Internships - Enhance your political activism and event planning skills while contributing to the AIPAC mission and strengthening U.S.-Israeli relations

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Anthony Shadid Internship Program - Program introduces participants from all ethnic backgrounds to policy-making institutions that act on the needs of American-Arabs

Arab American Institute - Internships in public affairs, advocacy, and ethnic politics

Australian Embassy - Year-round internships, not restricted to legal studies

Children's Defense Fund - Year-round internships in a variety of fields, covering a broad range of responsibilities, focused on promoting the Leave No Child Behind® mission

Congressional Management Foundation - Research Internships geared towards improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen engagement

DC Public Defender Service

Office of the Attorney General of DC

New York

Attorney General of NY - summer opportunities available

Brennan Center for Justice - Summer internship opportunities in Development, Communications, Finance & Operations, Democracy, and Justice Departments - Summer application deadline is Feb. 28

Bronx Defenders - Summer internships available - apply in January

Calvin Klein - Undergraduate summer internships for those interested in legal studies

New York City District Attorney's Office - 'gain first-hand exposure to the criminal justice system and local law enforcement in the borough of Manhattan" - Summer application is open Feb. 1 through March 1

Office of the Attorney General - Government Central 

US Department of Justice - Summer internships (apply in January) with US Attorney's Office in NYC in both civil and criminal divisions

West Coast

Bet Tzedek - "provide[s] free, comprehensive legal services for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles"

Global Exchange - internship opportunities in San Francisco working for human rights and social justice issues worldwide 

Office of the Attorney General - variety of internship opportunities available