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Legal Practice

Legal Practice

Remote internships, hosted out of the USA, are sourced from within the US. This cosmopolitan city has long been associated with the American Dream - especially after the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, symbolizing freedom and welcome to immigrants. Interns who take advantage of this exciting opportunity have scope to virtually collaborate with lawyers and law firms, working with a broad range of clients. From asylum seekers to international artists seeking to perform in the USA, and more!

Internship Highlights:
  • Gain practical law experience to boost your resume and professional references.
  • Experience the application of US law in a range of real life circumstances.
  • Get insights into real cases and learn from an experienced supervisor within the field.
  • Develop international experience and build your network, without having to travel.
Type of host organizations:
  • Law firms
  • Private attorneys / lawyers
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in law, political science, international relations, or a related field. Knowledge of social media and digital communications is also required.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Attorney, Barrister, Barrister's Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer, Chartered Accountant, Civil Service Administrator, Human Resources Officer, Data & Research Analyst, Human Rights Officer, Child Protection Advisor

Internship details

Remote internships, hosted out of the USA, are sourced from within the USA. Interns who take advantage of this exciting opportunity have scope to virtually collaborate with lawyers and law firms, working with a broad range of clients.

This is a remote internship you can undertake virtually from home. Click here to explore in-country Law & Human Rights Support internships, if you would prefer to travel and intern abroad.

There is a broad portfolio of placements available for virtual Legal Practice internships. Interns are welcome to request placements related to a range of legal themes including business and family immigration, asylum, domestic violence cases, criminal immigration issues and court litigation. These requests will be accommodated wherever possible, but are not guaranteed. All interns are required to present a copy of their resume in advance, as your internship placement will be in assigned in consideration of your current skills and experience level.

As a remote intern, you’ll be in regular contact with your supervisor through email and online meetings, where you’ll receive guidance, feedback, and be guided to set tasks and goals. Firm attorneys who provide mentorship and guidance to interns encourage questions and are approachable, to support personal and professional development.

The nature of an intern’s duties can vary, but generally include assistance with administrative tasks, litigation preparation, legal document translations and summarizations, drafting letters, forms, affidavits, applications and motions.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Career Benefits

Legal Practice interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Aiding legal professionals with processes related to disputes.

  • Assisting to prepare legal documents and reports, such as translations, summarizations, letters, forms, affidavits, applications and motions.

  • Learning about the provision of legal reporting, analysis and advice.

  • Helping clients to access information and understand complex legal issues.

Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain an understanding of the daily duties of a lawyer in the US.

  • Develop insight into court processes and formal legal writing.

  • Learn about how to conduct formal legal analysis.

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

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Azeemah J
September 2023

This legal internship was vital as it gave me a very poignant insight into what working in the legal industry implies. I had heard of the long hours of reading and how exhausting the work is but after getting a glimpse at the work, I feel confident that it is a job for me. Regarding skills, I have developed drafting skills, advocacy skills and research skills - the most important skills to become an adept lawyer. I feel more empowered to be successful in the legal industry as I feel more confident talking to clients in general.

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Ruilin Ye
May 2023

Overall, I am satisfied with the support received from Intern Abroad HQ. The experience of working at a law firm enhanced my problem-solving skills and communication skills. I was able to learn from experienced attorneys who resolve conflicts on a daily basis. I learned about corporate structure and how to collaborate with my coworkers on projects. Overall, it was very helpful for my growth as a prospective attorney.

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Academic credit available for all internships

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing an internship abroad or remote internship program with Intern Abroad HQ.

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Duration
Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.