Law Student Internships at The Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society has an extensive internship program for law students in the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Many staff attorneys at the Society are former law school interns.

In partnership with The Legal Aid Society and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys which represents the Society’s staff attorneys, the Attorneys of Color Caucus at Legal Aid (ACLA) is leading a new pilot mentoring project for law student interns of color. The goal of this project is to enhance our recruitment of diverse law student interns and staff attorneys. ACLA pairs law students with mentors who are staff attorneys of color, who can provide participating student interns with support during their internships at Legal Aid and in the recruitment process.

Law students should apply for internships by following the instructions in the 2017-2018 Staff Attorney and Law Student Intern Hiring Season document.

Law students seeking Fall Semester internships should apply between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. Law students seeking Spring Semester internships should apply between September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. The Summer internship application period for all three Practices for 2Ls begins August 1, 2017 and for 1Ls the application period begins December 1, 2017. The deadline for 2Ls and 1Ls seeking summer internships for all three Practices is February 15, 2018.

Intern Applicants for the Civil Practice, Criminal Defense Practice, and Juvenile Rights Practice areas must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal. The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

Offers for Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer law student internships will be made on a rolling basis during each hiring period. Therefore, law student internship applicants are encouraged to apply at the beginning of the hiring period.