The Section offers four internship positions to students or recent graduates throughout the year housed in the Section’s office in Washington, DC. Please find brief information on each position below. Qualifications and application instructions and deadlines differ for each position, so please refer to the full descriptions for further information by using the hyperlink to the internship name.
International Projects Intern
The International Projects Intern will provide project and administrative support to the International Projects Director and International Projects Coordinator on a variety of projects including, but not limited to, marketing and outreach for the J-1 visa program; developing and updating the global bar association database; researching information on certain countries and current events relating to ILEX briefing trips; writing substantive memos related to Section policy; assembling briefing materials for ILEX delegations visiting the U.S.; disseminating correspondence; assisting in logistical arrangements; coordination with foreign and international bar associations; and research for the International Models Project on Women's Rights (IMPOWR).
More information on the Section’s International Projects
ILRC Legal Research Internship
The International Legal Research Center (ILRC) is a joint project between the American Bar Association (ABA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The ILRC assists UNDP representative offices around the world to identify candidates to provide legal advice and training, primarily on a pro bono basis, in legal institution-building, judicial reform, drafting of legislation, and other law-related areas. Internship responsibilities include assistance in review of UNDP requests for legal experts, research on UNDP countries and relevant laws, and administrative tasks such as scanning, editing and filing documents. Intern will be responsible for in-depth research and writing assignments. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to attend conferences and seminars sponsored by the ABA and other institutions in the national capital area.
More information on the ILRC
Meetings and Programs Internship
The Meetings and Programs Internship will work with meetings department staff on program and meeting development including developing and upkeep of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets used to collect and track speaker contact and biographical information, program materials, audio visual requirements as well as sponsorship information for stand-alone (small) programs and large seasonal meetings; generating prospect lists for sponsorship outreach using historical data and on-line research; researching hotels, off-site venues and vendors for seasonal meetings; assist in the creation of promotional materials such as fliers and event tickets for upcoming meetings; come up with innovative ideas to promote Section meetings; communicate via email and telephone with members especially speakers; draft emails, letters and confirmation notices; produce speaker tent cards and name badges; assist with on-site logistics (when in the DC area ONLY) and handle various day-to-day responsibilities. Other tasks may involve administrative support to the meetings team or other Section staff and not limited to photocopying and scanning, filing, producing information binders, mailings, package deliveries, and shipping.
More information on the Section’s upcoming meetings and programs
Membership & Committee Intern
The Membership & Committee Intern will work below the Director of Membership and works alongside the membership, committee and technology staff in all department operations and is an integral part of our team. The intern will assist with domestic and international recruitment of members, assist with Pathways to Employment in International Law Programs, update the Student Headquarters website including career information, study abroad opportunities and law school information, prepare materials for upcoming meetings and conferences, conduct research for recruitment and retention campaigns, membership & Committee program support including compilation of registration lists, printing of badges, on-site support of Washington D.C. area programs and post-program follow-up, help design and implement the Section of International Law Social Media Plan, draft and update social media pages and content, review social media content related to international law and flagging controversial or important coverage, conduct social media outreach for programs, and general administrative support including mailings, data entry, and internet research.
More information on the Section’s membership benefits and initiatives