Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Interested students must attend one mandatory info session. There are two time options: August 25 (Fri) and August 29 (Tue) from 6:30-7 PM on Zoom at this link.

    2. At the info session the PLP Director will go over each site that we partner with, the application process, and explain details about the reflective curriculum that is required with your internship.

    3. All application materials (resume and cover letter) for your top two sites will be due on September 1 (Fri) at 11:59PM.

    4. The director will forward your applications to the sites over the following two days. Some sites may reach out to request an interview.

    5. A timeline for when decisions will be released has not been released yet.
    *Sites make final decisions. Spots are not guaranteed.

    6. After placement, students will continue to participate in PLP curricula for 8 weeks.

    7. If students are not selected, you have the option to participate at one of our community based organizations.

  • Of course you can! Whether you are thinking about becoming a lawyer or just want to help people, having an internship (especially one as well-guided as this one) will give you the opportunity to gain experience and reflect upon the work you may or may not want wish to do in the future.

  • There are several things, beyond a great resume-building experience, that you will get out of this internship. During your internship period, you will create a personal statement, something required as part of a law school application. At the end of your internship, you will also receive a letter of confirmation from JEP and from your internship supervisor stating that you’ve successfully completed the internship program and all its requirements. If you do very well, you can even get a letter of recommendation!

  • In addition to completing a semester-long internship at a local non-profit organization or public interest firm, interns are required to participate in bi-weekly discussions, attend guest lectures, and complete several essays that will form their personal statement. Each site requires interns to perform different tasks. Please refer to site description for more details.