Summer Law Fellowship
TFAS Summer Law Fellows will complete a 9-week legal internship where they will gain substantive experience in the legal profession. TFAS staff works with each Fellow to help identify and secure the most fitting internship based on professional interests, aptitudes, and academic performance.
Past placement sites have included private and public interest law firms, D.C. Courts, various nonprofit organizations, and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.
Fellows will work approximately 40 hours a week during the program, and though each internship is unique, typical duties include writing legal briefs and memoranda, conducting legal research, attending and summarizing depositions, covering hearings on Capitol Hill, and other substantive law and policy work that can be equally career enriching.
Fellows may also secure their own internship with prior approval from TFAS staff.
Past internship sites include:
- American Legislative Exchange Council
- Americans United for Life
- Baker & Hostetler LLP
- BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
- Cato Institute
- Cause of Action
- Committee for Justice
- D.C. Superior Court
- Family Research Council
- Federal Communications Commission
- Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
- Global Antitrust Initiative
- Healthcare Leadership Council
- Public Interest Legal Foundation
- Quarles & Brady, LLP
- Stein IP LLC
- The Telecommunications Association
- Veterans Board of Appeals
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
Please click here for a longer list of sample internship sites.
In order to assist in the placement process, Fellows will be asked to fill out a detailed Internship Questionnaire upon enrolling in the program. This form gives you the chance to identify the type of legal organizations you are interested in pursuing and rank issues of interest. You will also submit a brief written statement describing the type of work and practice areas you would most like to pursue. Click here to take a look at the Internship Questionnaire.
“The TFAS law program was a career-defining experience. Not only was I able to join the pro-life movement through my internship, but I also gained invaluable connections in the conservative legal community in Washington through the various classes and speakers. Not least of all, I came away with lasting friendships. To this day, the TFAS team has never stopped working on my behalf, and I will forever be grateful.”
Angela Stuedemann, University of Iowa College of Law
Internship: Americans United for Life