Internships and Summer Programs of Interest

For further information about any opportunities, please speak with Pre-Law Advisor Nancy Gibson. To schedule an appointment with her, please call 207-786-6232. For recent job and internship postings, jump to the end of this page. See a complete list by logging on to Handshake.

SUMMER PRELAW PROGRAMS ARE typically offered to students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and first generation college students. Some programs offer LSAT preparation, overview of first year of law school, field trips,and  tips on preparing to be a competitive applicant. All of these programs are available at no cost to the students (usually first years and sophomores), most provide room and board and some provide a stipend and travel assistance. Summer 2015 programs will be posted here as they are announced.

Florida State University College of Law  Deadline March 27 Program: May 18 – June 11, 2015.

http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/index.html

University of Houston Law Center Deadline: April 1 (priority deadline, later applications accepted if space available) Program June 1-July 10.

www.law.uh.edu/pipeline/application.asp

Widener Law School Deadline April 1 Program dates May 26 – June 5, 2015 and June 1 – June 12, 2015.

http://law.widener.edu/Academics/JuristAcademyAdmissions.aspx

University of Arkansas School of Law   Deadline: April 10  Program: July 5-30 http://www.discoverlaw.org/preparing/plus.asp

SUNY Buffalo Law School Deadline:  April 15  Program:  May 30-June 26

http://www.discoverlaw.org/preparing/plus.asp

John Marshall Law School (Chicago) Pre Law Summer Institute Deadline Rolling Program July 28 – August 1, 2015.

http://www.jmls.edu/diversity/programs/pre-law-summer-institute.php

Rutgers University Camden School of Law PLUS Program

University of Texas School of Law  Deadline: TBD  Program TBD

http://www.discoverlaw.org/preparing/plus.asp

Programs for current juniors, seniors and recent graduates: CLEO’s ASAP (Achieving Success in the Application Process) is a two-day weekend program offered to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds to successfully apply to law school. Travel and accommodation are not covered for these regional events. Dates are offered throughout summer 2015 for the following locations:  Houston, TX; Costa Mesa, CA; Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL, Washington, DC; NYC, NY and San Francisco, CA.  Check here for more information.

Snell & Wilmer offers two FAR (Fellowship for Advancement and Resources) Fellowships which cover test prep course tuition, assistance with law school application fees, mentoring and advising through the application and admission process and assistance with the cost of law school books. Applications are usually due by July 1 of the year BEFORE the student intends to apply to law school (so, this July 1 if you will apply in Fall 2015 to start law school in Fall 2016). Contact Ms. Kara Blakey at  kblakey@swlaw.com for information.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, DC is currently accepting applications for a number of internship positions. Note that most if not all are likely unpaid. Click here for info.