Law Student Internships, Fellowships, and Clerkships

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ABA Career Central Internship Postings

Legal Career Central offers a job board with internship, fellowship, clerkship and job postings. Law students will also find and tools for entry level legal job seekers.

>>Browse the ABA Career Central legal job board.

 

ABA-Sponsored Law Student Internships, Fellowships and Clerkships

Nothing beats learning through practice. ABA Specialty Groups offer internship opportunities and more to help students learn the skills they need to excel in the legal profession.

ABA Commission on Disability Rights Internships

  • The American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights keeps a constantly updating list of internships for law students with disabilities. Learn more.

Antitrust Law Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

  • Annual application deadline: January
  • Offers 1L and 2Ls the opportunity for summer internships in the Consumer Protection Departments and/or Antitrust Law Departments of state attorneys general offices throughout the United States. Each participant receives a stipend. For details contact Deborah Morgan at 312.988.5606  Learn more.

Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program

  • Annual application deadline : January
  • Designed to expose students to business law and business courts.  Participants receive a stipend and placement in a business court clerkship.  Limited to minority or otherwise disadvantaged candidates who have completed the equivalent of their first year of law school. Learn more

Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund

  • Annual application deadline: March
  • Provides a stipend to 3 law students each summer in support of their internships at the organization of their choice where they provide direct legal services and/or policy based advocacy related to homelessness and/or poverty. Learn more

International Law Internship Opportunity

  • Annual application deadline: February
  • The program is intended to facilitate the establishment of legal internships for U.S. law students interested in the practice of international law with overseas law firms. Learn more

Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunities Program (JIOP)

  • Annual application deadline: January
  • Provides opportunities to disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students. Clerkships are made possible through the generous judicial officers at state, federal and appellate levels. Qualified students who pass through the initial screening interview will receive a judicial interview.  Interns will receive stipend for participating. Learn more

Taxation Public Service Fellowship

  • Annual application deadline: October
  • Developed to address the need for tax legal service assistance around the country, and to foster an interest in tax-related public service for those lawyers who participate. Open to recent J.D. and LL.M. graduates and judicial clerks who commit to working in tax-related public interest, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations for two years.  Applicants must select and arrange employment prior to applying, and must confirm their work will involve taxation or the administration of tax law.  Up to two Fellowships will be awarded each year, and the Section will fund the salary, benefits and law school debt service (when applicable) for each awardee.  Learn more

 

Videos – Tips for Judicial Clerkship Applicants

Here are two programs with candid tips from actual federal judges describing how law students can land a federal judicial clerkship. Both are presented by the ABA Law Student Division and the ABA National Conference of Federal Trial Judges.

Demystifying the Judicial Clerkship Application Process and Experience Part I

 

 

Demystifying the Judicial Clerkship Application Process and Experience Part II:
Specialty Courts