Internships, Externships, and Fellowshpis

Internships/Externships

Various opportunities for law students with disabilities.

ABA-CDR and Partner Internships

ABA Commission on Disability Rights Internship

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights is seeking talented law and undergraduate interns to work on various Commission initiatives, activities, and programs aimed at advancing disability civil rights and fostering the inclusion of law students and lawyers with disabilities in the legal profession.

ABA-Prudential Summer Internship

The summer internship program will provide interns the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential’s businesses.

ABA-Travelers Summer Internship

The intern will work directly with experienced lawyers, conducting research, drafting briefs and motions, and observing court proceedings. The goal of the program is to develop high potential candidates into attorney positions at Travelers.

ABA-Microsoft Summer Internship

The legal intern will have a broad range of responsibilities from across the department, which may include researching legal issues impacting business strategy, drafting transactional documents, attending client meetings and product reviews, and collaborating with internal teams on cross-group projects. Get ready to overcome challenges, forge solutions, and provide direct counsel to the cutting edge of the world’s most dynamic industry.

 

ABA-Accenture Summer Internship

The summer law intern program will be held at Accenture’s downtown Chicago offices. The program will provide interns the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Accenture’s businesses.

General Internships for Law Students with Disabilities

1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program

Interns, 1L law students, attend the Scholars Summit and work directly with attorneys from LCLD Member organizations.

American Association of Persons with Disabilities DC Summer Internship Program

Ten (10) week (35 hours/week), paid summer internships in a variety of offices. The AAPD provides a stipend, transportation to and from DC, and fully-accessible housing.

Bazelon Center Internship

Unpaid summer and academic year ten-week internships. 2Ls and 3Ls preferred, but outstanding 1Ls will be considered.  Summer applications open from September 1st to October 1st, and school year internship applications are due June 1st for the fall and December 1st for the spring. 

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Summer Honors Program

Unpaid summer honors program gives students substantive practical experience investigating, medicating, and litigating civil rights cases.

Disability Rights Office (DRO), Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

An unpaid internship for 1L and 2L students. Send an email with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to Suzy Rosen Singleton, Chief, Disability Rights Office, at Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.

King & Spalding 1L Summer Associate Diversity Scholar

Nine-week summer associate program in Atlanta and DC for second-year law students. 

Knobbe Martens 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

A 1L summer internship program in intellectual property law, with a grant of $5,000 and a potential path to a 2L summer associateship.

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 1L Diversity Summer Program

8-10 week, summer associate positions in San Francisco paid $3,654/week with a split-summer opportunity to also work at a nonprofit.

Washington Lawyer's Committee Spring and Summer Civil Rights Legal Internship Openings

Ten-week, unpaid internships in employment, housing, disability rights, immigration, and prisoners’ rights in Washington, D.C.

ABA-Prudential Summer Internship for Law Students with Disabilities

Description
10-week, paid (about $10,000 stipend) summer internship at Prudential’s New Jersey offices. Work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential’s businesses.

Qualifications

  • 1L student with a disability in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at end of first year
  • ABA member
  • Financial or business-related experience a plus

Deadline
February 12, 2016

ABA-Travelers Summer Internship for Law Students with Disabilities

Description
internship begins on June 5, 2018 and runs through August 2018 with flexibility on the intern’s end date. Interns in this program are paid $25 per hour, with an intended 40 hour work week.

Qualifications

  • 1L student with a disability in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school, entering second year of law school in 2018
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA at end of first year
  • ABA member
  • Financial or business-related experience a plus

Deadline
January 12, 2018

Fellowships

1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program

1L law students work with LCLD Member organizations across the nation.


ABA Business Law Section Fellows Program

Young lawyers, lawyers of color, lawyers with disabilities and LGBT lawyers are provided a springboard to substantive leadership roles within the Section.

BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship Program

Eight-week program open to second-year law students of underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, or an individual with a disability. This program awards up to $25,000 and a position in the BakerHostetler summer associate program.

Disability Rights Advocates Sidney M. Wolinsky Fellowship

Participate in every aspect of litigation process; substantial training, mentoring and supervision.


Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

 This Fellowship Program provides annual fellowships to diverse first-year law students. Each Fellow receives a $5,000 scholarship upon completion of the clerkship, a paid Summer Associate position, and other financial and professional benefits.

Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program

This eight- to ten-week summer program pays $3,700 per week for general legal work or intellectual property law. Open to students committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. [Note: open to all students, including but not limited to students with disabilities.]

Morrison & Foerster’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Paid summer associate positions and $25,000 fellowships for first-year law students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession. 

McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

Ten- to twelve-week paid summer associate position and $5,000 fellowship at completion of clerkship. Successful applicants must possess a diverse background, a technical degree in science or engineering, and a commitment to pursuing patent law in Chicago.

 Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Student Fellowship

The fellowships for diverse 1Ls provide students a $15,000 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position immediately following the completion of their first year of law school. 

Vinson & Elkins V&E Diversity Fellowships

V&E Diversity Fellows receive a scholarship and clerkship opportunity the summer following 1L or 2L year.

Clerkships

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship

The American Bar Association Business Law Diversity Clerkship provides a $3,000 stipend and clerkship placements for four qualified diverse first- or second-year law students.

We always welcome additional contributions! If you are aware of any internships, fellowships, clerkships, or other relevant opportunities specifically for law students with disabilities that are not already listed here, please contact Evan Greenberger at evan.greenberger@americanbar.org.