Law internships may be with law firms, international organization, and government entities and lend the intern a unique look into the legal realm. Tasks may involve complete document research, citation checking, and proofing of briefs. Research possibly using either Westlaw or LexisNexis. Review the placements below for your stepping stone into the legal world.
Testimonials about Law/Legal
"One of the best experiences of my life. This summer changed me as a person and as a student. I know what I want to do in my life because I took a chance. Thank you Global Experiences for making this internship happen! :)"
"Global Experiences not only placed me in a personally ideal legal internship position, but allowed me to embark on a truly life changing experience. I have developed many practical legal skills and relationships, and have grown as an adult as well as an individual from this unique opportunity."
"So I just want to say that you're a genius and this internship is by far the coolest thing I've ever gotten to do :) I am working on a murder case. So awesome! I just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic summer. Thank you for finding me the most fabulous internship ever."
"It was a great work experience, I learned a lot, was able to improve some lawyer skills I will need for the future, and really enjoyed my time there. I don't have enough good things to say about the firm and the people there. They were all very friendly, patient, and willing to help me acclimate to the firm and to Dublin in general. Thanks again for helping me find that firm."
"Being in Seville was an amazing way to spend my summer and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did. It was truly a valuable experience and will definitely benefit me in my future aspirations to become a legal professional."
“My internship was amazing. Words couldn't even begin to capture what a life changing experience it was. The legal experience was awesome, but the best part was by far growing up and maturing as an adult. It was such a great learning experience and it was just fantastic to be on my own away from constant emails, phone calls and texts and be able to just enjoy life. I met so many wonderful people and made some great long lasting connections. It may have cost me a bit in loans but it was worth every penny. I think about it every day and miss so many things about it. The experience definitely changed my life for the better! I should thank you profusely for suggesting I go [to Sydney]. The best thing I ever did was take your advice! So thank you for everything, it really made all the difference and impacted my life in such an indescribable and positive way!”
Being in Spain was an amazing way to spend my summer and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did. It was truly a valuable experience and will definitely benefit me in my future aspirations to become a legal professional.
“The internship in Paris that Global Experiences provided me was excellent in every way. First, the application process was thorough in making sure that I would be placed in a situation where I could achieve my goals, and the subsequent pre-trip assistance was very helpful. The host family, where I was accommodated, was welcoming and inclusive, and the location of their apartment in the heart of the city made it easy to get around. The two-week language course, prior to the internship placement, enabled me to renew my command of the French language, as well as become accustomed to the Parisian accent. In addition, it was great during that time, to be able to get to know the other North American program participants, which led to later getting together on a regular basis to sightsee and to socialize. The provided cell phone helped us all keep in touch. Last but not least, the actual intern placement met all my expectations. Having completed my first year of law (in Canada, law is a post-graduate degree), I was anxious to gain experience working in a law firm and to do it in French (Canada is a bilingual country). All in all, it was a tremendous learning experience for me, living in Paris, immersing myself in the culture, and doing meaningful work in my chosen profession. Thank you Global Experiences.”
"As a legal intern, I was responsible for researching new legal issues as well as following up on old transactions. I managed communications between a Luxembourg Holding Company and its New York contacts regarding real property matters. I also had the opportunity [to] meet with clients and explain legal findings regarding my research. At times, I provided translations for clients who did not speak Italian. My assignments were always very interesting and challenging and with each new assignment, I learned more about international legal transactions. Choosing an internship with Global Experiences gave me more options within my legal career by providing me with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an international legal setting, and the ability to perfect my Italian language skills."
"Global Experiences’ Language + Internship program gave me the opportunity to meet amazing individuals from all over the world with whom I was able to practice and improve my Italian language skills and at the same time create great friendships. I also experienced what it is like to be part of the Italian professional world, which provided me with incomparable knowledge and skills.”
"I believe I can speak for [all of the interns] in Paris that this experience is one-of-a-kind. None of us could have found these internships by other means. I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity for an internship this summer...I already feel [like] a part of the team at their law firm and have learned so much about various legal practices and the French legal system...Thank you for finding this job for me and helping to make this the most unforgettable summer of my life."