Opportunities to make a difference...
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
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, 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.
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.
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
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 contained on this website
are for information and educational purposes only and do not
constitute legal advice.
Also please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not
provide legal assistance by E-mail. Contact your Legal Aid of
North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak
to an attorney regarding your particular situation.
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.