Law Student Internships

Pisgah Legal Services invites rising second and third year law students to apply for law student internships for Spring, 2017 and Summer, 2017. Law clerks will be partnered with PLS staff attorneys for a first-hand experience of the public interest law practice. Interns will perform legal research and writing, assist with trial preparation and client communication, and have the opportunity to attend court proceedings. We encourage applicants to seek outside funding or a stipend for this program if available from your law school or other entity. We also invite rising third year students to apply for 3L Practice Certification. Please go to www.ncbar.gov for more information on this certification.

Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (“B” average or better).

Deadline for Summer, 2017 Internships: March 31, 2017

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to Beth Herrman, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at beth@pisgahlegal.org.

 

Undergraduate Internships for Fall, 2017

Are you looking for an internship that will give you firsthand experience with vulnerable populations? Pisgah Legal Services is seeking undergraduate students for internships in our screening department for Fall, 2017. Interns will interview prospective clients, research area resources, write case narratives, attend attorney/client meetings, and perform other tasks as needed.

 Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Patient listener
  • Empathetic
  • Very detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable

Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (“B” average or better).

Deadline for Fall, 2017 internships: June 30, 2017

Steps to Apply:

  • Complete the volunteer application on the “Community Volunteer” page;
  • Send the application, along with your resume, cover letter, and three academic references to Beth Herrman, Volunteer Program Coordinator.

Thank you for your interest and please email Beth if you have any questions!

“Being able to use my knowledge to help someone obtain a positive outcome for what is usually an extremely stressful situation has really been rewarding!”

– Amy Leitner, pictured here (far right) with the team of 2016 Summer Law Clerks