Law Plus One Internship Program

Sponsoring Organization:

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Affairs

Attn: Karen Sokolow

Senior Program Manager
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036-3307

Tel: (202) 336-7600 or 1-800-486-8921
Direct: (202) 336-7558
Fax: (202) 336-7609



Cost: While there is no cost to departments/agencies, we strongly encourage these departments or agencies to provide financial assistance to the interns to help defray the costs that they incur to participate in this Program. For the Summer Term of 2000, these costs include a $2,190 program fee and $2,395 for housing. Additionally, the interns are responsible for round-trip transportation to Washington, DC, local transportation, and meals.

Internship Period: Available during the summer term.

Application Deadline:

The Washington Center recommends that departments/agencies participating secure interns two to three weeks before the internship is scheduled to begin. For students, application deadlines vary. However, the Washington Center encourages early applications because some agency placements have their own early deadlines and require advance application to complete security clearance. Agencies with specific deadlines or security clearances need to inform the Program Manager so that requests can be most effectively met.

Geographic Availability: Internships are available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Most locations are Metro accessible.

Selection Process: To be eligible, applicants must be currently registered at an accredited school of law and have completed at least their first year of law school at the time of their Internship.

Applicants must submit a completed application form; a personal goals and issues essay; an Internship request statement; a legal writing sample; two letters of recommendation; an official transcript; a resume’; a check or money order for the non-refundable $60 application fee; and a completed housing agreement. Selection is based upon the students commitment to experiential learning and the sponsoring institution’s dedication to the student’s success completing the semester. Final selection decisions are made by the participating department/agency in consultation with the intern.

Orientation Session/Training: In addition to a four day work week, interns have the opportunity to attend the following enrichment activities: the Washington Forum Presidential Lecture Series; Washington Forum Capital Hill Breakfast Series; and academic evening courses.

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