Pisgah Legal Services hosts a variety of internships for students from high school through law school.

Law Student Internships

We are currently taking applications for Summer 2023 law student clerkships. Pisgah Legal invites second and third year law students to apply for law student internships. 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’re hoping to have all/most law clerks work with us in person in Western North Carolina and can help secure housing, if needed. We will offer a remote option if needed.

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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 2023 Internships: March 31 or until internship slots are filled. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as they are received.)

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and also send the following to Beth Herrman, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at [email protected]:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter (describing your interest in and prior experience with low-income people, your interest in Pisgah Legal Services and your qualifications for or your interest in a particular program or activity)
  • Three references

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

Other Internships

Pisgah Legal Services is pleased to host other student interns, including undergraduate and graduate students in various areas of study. We also host high school interns on a more limited basis, particularly through the City of Asheville’s Youth Leadership Academy.

To explore an internship at Pisgah Legal Services, please contact Michelle Stevens.