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Internships are available at Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) during the summer months for law students who want to gain experience working in a public interest setting and desire an opportunity to do more than just legal research.
Summer internships offer unique situations through which one might better understand the special legal issues facing people who live in poverty and low-income communities.  In turn, the summer interns provide valuable and necessary service to the LANC offices/projects in which they are placed.  LANC typically seeks opportunities for its interns to experience direct client contact, participate in administrative hearings (for those certified), draft pleadings and/or work on a case (under supervision).
LANC welcomes opportunities to mentor such interns through its MLK internships program or through work/study programs, volunteer internships and/or otherwise funded internships


Types of Internships

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Summer Internships
    Summer, paid internships for current law students (usually 2L's) to participate in the work of Legal Aid of North Carolina over the traditional 10-week summer internship period.
  • Work/Study Internships
    Summer internships that are made possible through partnerships with law schools who offer work/study programs and who allow internship performance at Legal Aid of North Carolina to displace loan obligation.
  • Volunteer Internships
    Summer internships performed entirely on a volunteer (without pay) basis by law students.
  • Otherwise funded Internships
    Summer internships for which the law student is paid through a source with the understanding that the internship is performed at Legal Aid of North Carolina.

A current law student may indicate his/her interest in serving as a Legal Aid of North Carolina summer intern by sending a letter [expressing your interest and preference(s)], resume, a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) and names/contact information of three (3) references to:

        Legal Aid of North Carolina
        Summer Internships
        224 South Dawson Street
        Raleigh, NC 27601
Regrettably, LANC is unable to acknowledge receipt of applications for any of its Fellowships and will not consider applications without all requested materials. LANC will contact only those applicants selected for an interview.  Please no phone calls.

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


The materials on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not provide legal assistance by email. Contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation. See our complete disclaimer.

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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