Pre-Law Internships and Jobs
The pre-law track is unique during your undergraduate years because you will find that there are very few clearly defined “pre-law internships”. This is because many “internships” within the legal field are reserved for current law students, as they are required during your 1L and 2L. Therefore, you might find some of these opportunities that are advertised online may not be open to you.
Things to Note About Pre-Law Internships:
- They are not required for law school
- They tend to be more clerical/administrative
- Think outside the box
This means that it is perfectly okay to seek internships in what are called law-adjacent fields, such as non-profit, advocacy work, political campaigns, etc. You can also have internships outside of these categories. The most important thing to remember when searching for internships is to find something that you are genuinely interested in and will be able to speak to heavily throughout a resume.
However, for those of you who are interested in somewhat “traditional” sources for internships, please consider this curated list of government, policy, and law-related internships.
Please note: These are national internships from a variety of different resources and have different application dates.
- Internship Opportunities in Law with the American Bar Association
- Children’s Defense Fund
- Children’s Law Center
- Community Legal Services
- Education Law Center
- Immigrant Justice Corps
- National Public Radio
- Nationalities Service Center
- Refugees International
- The Public Interest Law Center
- Women Against Abuse
- Women’s Law Project
- Supreme Court Internship