Legal Summer Gigs: 14 Internship Opportunities for Law Students

Published: Mar 04, 2019

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Despite a very snowy start to March, warmer weather and sunny skies are just around the corner. And for law students, that means one thing: a summer internship. Opportunities for 1L and 2L summer are somewhat limitless—from law firm summer associate positions to in-house internships to nonprofit roles and more. Summer internships offer law students opportunities to explore various areas of the law and see what path will be the best for their careers.

But a summer job isn't going to simply materialize at the end of the semester. If you don't already have a gig lined up, you need to research options and apply . . . now.

The good news is that there are a lot of amazing opportunities still available for this summer. Check out our list below of 14 interesting legal summer internships across the U.S.

A. O. Smith Corporation

What: Legal Intern

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Who are they? With a workforce of more than 16,000 people across the globe, A.O. Smith manufactures residential and commercial water heaters and boilers.

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What: Business & Legal Affairs Internship

Where: Knoxville, TN

When: May 29 - August 16, 2019

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

Who are they? Discovery is a media and entertainment organization featuring such channels as TLC, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and Food Network.

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GE Capital

What: Summer Associate - Legal Intern

Where: Norwalk, CT

When: 10 weeks over months of June - August 2019

Who are they? GE Capital is a division of GE that provides financial services.

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What: Legal Intern

Where: Houston, TX

Who are they? Geico is an insurance company offering coverage for auto, property, and more.

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What: Legal Intern

Where: Calhoun, GA

Who are they? Mohawk—a Fortune 500 company—is a flooring manufacturer.

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Penguin Random House

What: Publishing Law Internship

Where: New York, NY

When: June 3 - August 9, 2019

Application Deadline: April 9, 2019

Who are they? Penguin Random house is a publishing company with more than 250 imprints.

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What: Legal Intern

Where: San Francisco, CA

When: 12-week period

Who are they? POPSUGAR is a lifestyle media company.

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What: Intern - Legal

Where: New York, NY

When: June 3 - August 2, 2019

Who are they? Shutterstock offers stock imags, videos, and music tracks.

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What: Legal Intern

Where: Framingham, MA

Who are they? Staples is an office supply retailer.

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Thompson Reuters

What: Legal Editorial Internship

Where: Eagan, MN

Who are they? Thompson Reuters is a media organization that provides information and news relating to such industries as law and tax.

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What: Legal/Contracts Intern

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: Jun 18 - August 21, 2019

Who are they? Toms sells shoes, eyewear, and other apparel.

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Univeral Creative

What: Intern - Legal

Where: Orlando, FL

When: May - August 2019

Who are they? Universal Creative is an entertainment organization that supports Universal Parks and Resorts.

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What: Legal Intern

Where: Greensboro, NC

When: June 10 - August 2, 2019

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Who are they? Volvo is a luxury car manufacturer.

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What: Summer Law Intern

Where: Seattle, WA

Who are they? Weyerhaeuser owns 12.2 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and also manufactures wood products.

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