Internships for Law Students

Internships for Law Students
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Internships are always in the preference list of law students as these provide practical and professional experience. Internships provide brilliant prospects to gain a deeper understanding of the work. An intern will experience varied aspects of work and business and get familiar with various kind of talented and dedicated people. These are the best way to get first-hand experience of real and professional work environment. Legal Offices, Bar associations, Law Commissions, Organizations and Law Firms etc  of various countries offer internships nationally and internationally. UN Office of Legal Affairs, International Bar Association, Law Commission of India, UNHCR-UK , ESRC, WSO-Canada, Castan Centre Global – Australia etc are some prominent internship providers. Basically the talents and knowledge the intern gain will add real value to the CV. In addition to everything he/she will learn about a range of skills from experienced people . This will be a considerable benefit at the time of seeking employment. Internships are provided for graduates, post graduates and professionals also. Lets have a look on the internships offered for law students and professionals below:

Internship Program:  ACLU Summer 2013 Legal Internship
Employer:   American Civil Liberties Union
Brief Internship Description: The Reproductive Freedom Project (RFP) of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks legal interns for the Summer of 2013.Read Full Deatails

Internship Program: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Legal Intern Program
Employer: Massachusetts Government
Brief Internship Description: The Attorney General’s Legal Intern Program includes internships for law students for the fall and spring semesters.  If you are interested in applying for a legal internship during the school year, please submit a resume and cover letter stating your areas of interest  Read Full Details

Internship Program:  Spring 2013 Legal Internships
Employer: Advancement Project
Brief Internship Description: Advancement Project is currently seeking candidates for full-time or part-time legal internships for Spring 2013 at our Washington D.C. office. Interns will work closely with our staff of civil rights attorneys and communication experts in creating and implementing strategies to support identified community-organizing efforts around racial justice issues. Read Full Details

Internship Program:  Legal and Compliance internship programme
Employer:  Schroders
Brief Internship Description: 8-week Summer Internship programme will provide fantastic introduction to Investment Management, whichever area of our business the intern eventually decide to join. Read Full Details

Internship Program:  NAOO internships with international section
Employer: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Brief Internship Description: The International Section of the Office of General Counsel provides year-round internship opportunities for law students. The office strives to ensure that each intern has an opportunity to complete a minimum of one substantial writing assignment.  Read Full Details

Internship Program: Legal Internship Opportunity for Spring 2013
Employer: Indian Law Resource Center 
Brief Internship Description: The Washington, DC Office of the Indian Law Resource Center is seeking a legal intern for the spring 2013 semester. Knowledge of International Law and/or Federal Indian Law in the US is desirable; as well as Spanish/English skills. Internships are available for all levels of experience, from law students to practicing professionals. Please note that all internships are unpaid. Read Full Details

Internship Program: Spring/Summer 2013 Law Student Internships
Employer: National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) 
Brief Internship Description: The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks law student interns for the spring and summer of 2013. The Center conducts internship programs with law schools for each academic semester, including summer. Read Full Details

Internship Program: Summer Law Student Internships available with Community Legal Services
Employer: Community Legal Services
Brief Internship Description: Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia offers an internship program for first–year law students and second-year law students.Read Full Details

Internship Program:  Summer Internships for law students, USA
Employer:  Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Brief Internship Description: Number of exciting positions available this summer for law students, and the various opportunities provide different ways by which interns will practice and engage legal studies. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: UN Office of Legal Affairs  Internship, USA
Employer:  UN Office of Legal Affairs  
Brief Internship Description: The United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) offers an internship programme to individuals who have obtained a first university degree and who have completed at least one year of a university degree course in law. Admission to the OLA internship programme is highly competitive . Read Full Details  

Internship Program: International Bar Association Legal Internship Programme, USA
Employer: International Bar Association
Brief Internship Description: Intern positions are available for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and newly qualified lawyers at the International Bar Association’s offices in London and The Hague. Read Full Details

Internship Program:  Voluntary Internship For Law Students In Law Commission, India
Employer: Law Commission of India
Brief Internship Description: The Law Commission of India provides opportunities by holding Summer (May-June)/ Winter (November-December) Voluntary Internship Programme.The Programme is open for students pursuing studies in Law from recognized Colleges/Law Schools/Universities in India. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, UK
Employer: Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development(Field) 
Brief Internship Description: FIELD’s internship programme hosts volunteer lawyers and students from all over the world. The programme provides its participants with practical training and insight into international legal issues relevant to environmental protection and sustainable development. It also gives valuable volunteer experience in a public interest organisation. Read Full Details  

Internship Program:  UNHCR Legal Protection Internships, UK
Employer: United nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Brief Internship Description: The work of UNHCR’s Legal Protection Unit is supported by a team of high calibre and dedicated interns who perform a range of tasks including legal analysis, research, drafting, policy-based work and individual casework. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Internships at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand  
Employer: Victoria University of Wellington 
Brief Internship Description: The intern is placed with a law office, court, voluntary organisation, government department or similar agency. There the intern will be assigned various tasks including a component of serious legal research. The intern does not receive any payment for the work done on placement. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Legal internships at NSW Law Reform, Australia 
Employer: Law Reform Commission
Brief Internship Description: An internship at the Law Reform Commission provides an opportunity to work closely with the Commissioners and law reform staff and contribute directly to the development of proposals for law reform. Depending on the reference this could include undertaking research, contributing to drafting consultation documents, assisting with consultation processes, or helping draft reports. The Commission credits the contribution of interns in its published papers. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: The Australian National University Law Internship, Australia
Employer: The Australian National University
Brief Internship Description: The student serves as an intern under the supervision of a lawyer in a workplace (eg law firm) to complete a research paper on a practical topic chosen by the workplace.  The workplace may be in the public or private sector. The project, which is settled by written agreement among the student, professional, and internship director, may be multidisciplinary but must have a strong law element. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: The Australian Network on Disability Stepping into Law program, Australia
Employer: The Australian Network on Disability
Brief Internship Description: The Stepping into Law program is a paid internship opportunity that assists penultimate and final year students to gain professional work experience in their chosen field. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Uni-Capitol Internship Programme, Australia
Employer: The University of Queensland 
Brief Internship Description: Internship is for bright, articulate 2nd or 3rd year students who are interested in an nine week full-time placement in a US Congressional Office. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: WSO Legal Internship for law students , Canada
Employer: World Sikh Organisation
Brief Internship Description: WSO’s legal interns work with legal counsel on human rights issues that affect Canadian Sikhs as well as all Canadians in general.  This includes work on human rights litigation, training and education as well as media awareness.WSO’s legal interns have the choice to work from WSO’s office in Ottawa or from home.  Travel may be required however. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Summer Law School 2012 Internship at UK, US and Canada 
Employer: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Brief Internship Description: The program is open to outstanding candidates in their second and third year of legal studies in a program in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. German language skills are not a prerequisite but preferred. A proven interest in the German legal system is helpful. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Delhi State Legal Services Authority Internship, India
Employer: Delhi State Legal Services Authority
Brief Internship Description: Delhi State Legal Services Authority has introduced Summer & Winter Internship  to give law students an insight into the legal aid mechanism and various legal  literacy programmes and schemes framed for “Access to Justice for All”.  It is one  of its kind initiative to build the capacity of Delhi State Legal Services Authorityand interns by providing them an opportunity to gain practical experience in the legal aid field. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission Internship Programme 2012
Employer: Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission
Brief Internship Description: With a view to spread awareness on human rights issues among  University students, the Commission has decided to conduct  “Summer and Winter Internship Programmes”. The internship Programme will be an annual feature held during the vacation in the Universities. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Castan Centre Global Internship Program, Australia
 Employer:  Monash University  
Brief Internship Description: This year the Centre will be offering one internship which does not require students to have at least one unit left in their course to complete upon finishing the internship. The Plan Australia internship will be open to all students, including those who have completed all the units of their respective law degree. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality Seattle University School of Law
Employer: Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality
Brief Internship Description: The Korematsu Center offers an active and exciting summer internship program for law students from schools throughout the nation. The program accepts both first-year and second-year law students. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: 2012 White & Case Moscow Summer Program 
Employer: White & Case Moscow 
Brief Internship Description: White & Case Moscow office will run a Summer Program this year from 1 July to 31 August 2012. The cornerstone of our graduate recruitment efforts, this Program is designed to give Russian law students insight into what it’s like to be a White & Case lawyer. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Clifford Chance Vacation Internships, China   
Employer: Clifford Chance 
Brief Internship Description: Clifford Chance offer vacation internships to law students studying overseas. The internship normally lasts between two to three months and is from December-February and June-August each year. Read Full Details  

Internship Program: Clifford Chance Extended Internships 
Employer: Clifford Chance 
Brief Internship Description: We offer long-term internships to law students studying at law schools in the PRC. The internship is normally full-time during the vacation and part-time during the term time. Most internships last between six to 12 months.As an intern, you will find yourself assigned as a team member on transactions, receiving the same training in the China offices as the other lawyers, and involved in practice area initiatives. Read Full Details  

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