TFAS Summer Law Fellows will complete nine-week legal internships 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 sites of legal internships include 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 legal internships with prior approval from TFAS staff.
Past sites of legal internships include:
- American Legislative Exchange Council
- Americans United for Life
- Baker & Hostetler LLP
- BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
- Caterpillar Inc.
- Cato Institute
- Cause of Action
- Committee for Justice
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- D.C. Superior Court
- Family Research Council
- Federal Communications Commission
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Freedom Forum Institute
- Global Antitrust Initiative
- Healthcare Leadership Council
- House Judiciary Committee
- National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
- New Civil Liberties Alliance
- Public Interest Legal Foundation
- Quarles & Brady, LLP
- Republican Governors Association
- Stein IP LLC
- U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Veterans Board of Appeals
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
Legal Internships Questionnaire
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.
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.”
University of Iowa College of Law
Intern, Americans United for Life