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 ways 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:
Applications are invited for Summer Internship Program 2015 at Harvard University. It provides internships in law, technology, innovation, and knowledge; the relationships between Internet and civic activity; and the intersection of technology, learning, and development. Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks. The Summer 2015 program will run from June 1 through August 7. Internships are open to students enrolled across the full spectrum of disciplines. Internship application deadline is February 16, 2015.
The International Section of the Office of General Counsel provides year-round internship opportunities for law students. Candidates considered for an internship will be contacted for additional information and/or for a telephonic or in-person interview. The office is not always able to respond to every application. Fall and spring internships generally last at least 10 weeks, with at least 20 hours of work per week expected. Summer interns generally work 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks of the summer.
International Bar Association is offering Legal Internship Programme for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and newly qualified lawyers at the International bar Association’s offices in London and Washington DC. The IBA will pay research expenses such as trips to libraries, etc. In London, there is space for ten interns per three month intake whereas In The Hague, there are generally 2-3 interns at one time and in Washington DC, 1-2 interns. Interns from around the world can join. Internships are for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of six months.
Applications are invited for White & Case Moscow Summer Program for 2015 academic year. White & Case Moscow office will run a Summer Program this year from 1 July to 31 August 2015. Applicants must be full-time law students in fourth and final years of studies (graduating in 2015 and 2016) and have passion for law. It offers competitive salaries to our summer interns. More information on compensation will be provided during the interview process. Application deadline is 1 April 2015.
Google is offering legal Internship programme for the year 2015. Applicants must have law degree or equivalent practical experience. As a Legal Intern and part of the Google legal regional team, applicants will play an important part in helping to respond to some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Interns will conduct legal research on a variety of legal topics including: intellectual property, consumer regulations, media regulations, advertising law, data protection, etc. The internship application deadline is December 30, 2015.
Applications are invited for The ICTY Internship for 2015 academic year. Applicants are advised to submit their application approximately six months prior to their proposed official starting date. Preference is given to law graduates who are acquainted with one or more of the following disciplines: public international law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, private international law, criminal law, comparative law, and criminology. There are a maximum of 150 interns at the ICTY at any given time. Sections/units post job openings throughout the year, as and when their internship vacancies are available.
Australian Government is inviting applications for United Nations Human Rights Council/Universal Period Review Internship Program in Geneva. Internships are offered in the areas of political science, international relations, law, human rights, environment or international development. To become eligible for the program applicants must be an Australian citizen. This is self-funded internship program. Applicants are responsible for their own travel, visa, accommodation, and health insurance arrangements. The number of awards internship offered is three.
Applications are invited for KONE International Trainee Program (ITP) for international students. Internships are offered in the field of business, engineering, information technology or law but there are also positions for students from other disciplines. This year KONE has 14 exciting internships around the globe. KONE International Trainee Program (ITP) is for university students who are at least halfway through their studies and for recent graduates. Internships last from three to six months, and usually begin between April and June. Internship application deadline is February 8th 2015.
ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is offering Arbitration Internships for international students in Paris. A student with a strong background in international commercial arbitration law and a first experience in arbitration preferred and those who speak English fluently. National from outside the European Union or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, or Switzerland should get an appropriate visa from a French consulate.
Google is offering legal internship for North America. Applicants must be Be currently enrolled in a 3 year JD program and a 1L or 2L at a United States university. And also excellent knowledge of general online technologies and Google services. This is a paid internship programme which is open for international students.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrants’ Rights Project seeks full-time legal interns for the Summer of 2015. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. This internship offers the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation projects. The internship is full-time and typically requires a 10 week commitment, with a preferred start date of June 1, 2015.