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Summer Law Intern Program

The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department.


New for Summer 2009

Eligibility for the Summer Law Intern Program
Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who are entering a judicial clerkship or full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation subject to eligibility rules. Part-time law students are also eligible. Select the link above for details.

How To Apply
Applicants apply online between July 25 and September 2, 2008 (midnight, Eastern time)*. The Summer Law Intern Program is centrally managed by OARM; but each participating component makes independent hiring decisions. We recommend that applicants read the application checklist and assemble requested information before starting their application. Individuals who need an accommodation in order to apply should contact us for assistance.

* The September 2, 2008 application deadline for other main U.S. time zones is: 11:00 p.m. Central Time; 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time; 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Selection for Consideration (Interviews)

Information about selection and notification, lists of component contacts and specific component writing sample requirements.

Participating Components
A list of the hiring components and the estimated number of positions available this year.

Application Checklist

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the SLIP.

Key Dates
Application opening and closing dates and information about the Department's time line.

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