Martin Luther King, Jr. Internships
An opportunity to make a difference...
 

Brochure - Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer InternshipsEach summer, Legal Aid of North Carolina awards paid internships to current law students to participate in the legal services work over the traditional 10-week summer internship period.
 
The summer internship program is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is funded in part by contributions from IOLTA, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company and the NC Bar Association Foundation.
 
The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Internship is an integral part of the Legal Aid of North Carolina's dual goals to: (1) reduce the inequities in our legal system by ensuring that poor people, minorities and victims of domestic violence receive equal justice; and (2) to initiate new lawyers to the lifelong commitment of providing access to justice for all individuals regardless of their ability to pay.
 
The MLK program places talented law students into the real world of legal aid advocacy in order to work on actual cases. MLK interns experience client contact, courtroom participation and legal research and writing on actual cases under the supervision of seasoned legal aid attorneys. Each day of the of the internship, MLK interns are challenged to put classroom training and talent to work on behalf of the many needy individuals that Legal Aid of North Carolina serves and to work creatively to reduce the barriers to a more just society.

Each MLK intern is treated as a valuable member of the legal staff and is expected to participate in case strategy and contribute to overall case management.

Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to those whose income falls below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  LANC operates in all 100 counties through strategically based offices and also operates multiple project units that focus on special areas of the law.  Depending on the casework demand at any particular time, LANC offices and projects litigate cases in civil matters and practice extensively in the state, federal and tribal courts.

LANC typically places a summer MLK intern in:

MLK interns receive selection preference for LANC fellowships and receive a general hiring preference when Legal Aid of North Carolina recruits new staff attorneys. 


On-Campus Interviews

LANC conducts on-campus interviews (OCI) at a limited number of law schools and resume collection in the Fall.  Second-year law students (2L's) interested in applying for one of the MLK Internship positions should upload a resume, a cover letter (expressing interest and location preference) and a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) in accordance with their school's OCI or resume collection protocol.
 

Equal Justice Works Career Fair (October)

LANC also typically attends the Equal Justice Work Career (EJW) Fair in October.  Students attending the career fair should follow the EJW protocol.
 

Applications for  MLK Summer Internships

Applicants may apply at their school’s career services office, at the career fair or directly to LANC; however applications will be accepted as open positions remain (open until filled).
 
S
end a cover letter (expressing interest and preferences), your resume and a writing sample (10 pages or less) by October 30 to:

    MLK Summer Internships
    Legal Aid of North Carolina
    P.O. Box 26087
    Raleigh, NC 27611
 
Regrettably, LANC is unable to acknowledge receipt of applications for any of the MLK Summer Internship Program and will not consider applications without all requested materials.  LANC will contact only those applicants selected for an interview.  Please no phone calls.
[See current MLK Internship openings]
 


 
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to those whose income falls below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.  Legal Aid of North Carolina operates in all 100 counties through strategically based offices and also operates  project units that focus on special areas of the law.  As a statewide, diverse program, LANCs staff includes multiple attorneys with 10+ years of experience as legal service advocates.  LANC is committed to strong support and mentoring of its entire staff.  LANC advocates are encouraged to develop effective working relations with community organizations and client groups and to pursue issues of special interest that will strengthen their ability to serve clients. 

Our Thanks!

LANC gratefully acknowledges the generous support and financial assistance for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Internship Program:
 

 


 
Legal Aid of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities, women, the elderly and the disabled are encouraged to apply.
 



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Mission Statement

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

 

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