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First-Year Law Student Program
Each summer we hire approximately 35-40 first year law students. There is one initial interview and all 1L law students are assigned to a single Unit (there is no rotation between Units). Interviews for 1L summer interns are conducted January through March, with offers being made as early as February. 1L internship program is a 10 week program with a one-day orientation day.

A number of 1L law interns have a chance to become members of the next summer’s more structured 2L Legal Internship Program.

All 1L internships are volunteer positions. Law students are encouraged to seek public interest stipends or 100% institutional covered financial aid work study.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for First-Year Law student internship program, e-mail the following documents to DA.Law_Internship@phila.gov:

  1. Application (please click on the link to open application document)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume
  4. Unofficial Law School Transcript (we understand that your transcript may not be immediately available. In that case, please send it at a later time, but as soon as possible once your grades are released).
  5. Passport size photo (JPEG or PNG ONLY)
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application period starts on November 28 with a firm deadline of February 15th.

FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENT PROGRAM FAQ's

What will happen after I submit my application?
After you submit your documents, we will respond confirming that your application was received successfully. We will e-mail you with further instructions.

Who should I contact with any questions?
Please contact the Hiring/Legal Recruiting Coordinator Anna Stacey at Anna.Stacey@phila.gov or 215-686-5685 with any questions/concerns.

What should I do if I need to withdraw my application?

Please contact the Hiring/Legal Recruiting Coordinator Anna Stacey at Anna.Stacey@phila.gov in writing to withdraw your application.

How long is the summer internship?

1L internship program lasts 10 weeks. The dates for 2017 are as follows: (please note that dates are subject to change at anytime) Orientation-TBD Internship will start on 5/30/2017 and end on 8/4/2017