Internships

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is a great place to start a career. We offer internships to both law students and those planning to attend law school in the future. We have offices throughout our 12-county service area and work on wide range of issues affecting Central Florida’s most vulnerable populations.

Internships are open to currently enrolled students as well as graduates seeking legal experience. The application process is highly competitive. You should familiarize yourself with our work and office locations before applying.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of references to careers@clsmf.org. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability and the office(s) where you would like to intern.

Please carefully check the spelling, grammar, and syntax of all correspondence and your resume before submitting them. We value foreign language skills, eagerness to help us in our mission to deliver top quality legal services to the poor in central Florida, and flexibility in accepting work assignments. In most cases prior experience is not necessary and we will train you in the relevant law and procedure.

Law Students

CLSMF offers unpaid internships to law students throughout the year. If you are interested in receiving course credit, please check with your law school’s externship program. Students should contact their law school internship or career services program to learn about the school’s requirements including application deadlines before contacting the CLSMF.

Pre-Law Students

CLSMF offers a wide range of options for volunteer internships as well as internships for course credit or service learning. The minimum number of hours for an internship is 100 hours during a semester or 4-month period. Though we may use volunteers who are unable to commit that much time, you must commit to 100 hours and fulfill your commitment to receive credit for an internship. CLSMF uses volunteers during traditional business hours.

Law Students

Each school sets its own requirements for externships, usually requiring between 56 and 60 hours per semester unit. Students should contact their law school internship or career services program to learn about the school’s requirements including application deadlines before contacting the CLSMF.

Pre-Law Students

CLSMF offers a wide range of options for volunteer internships as well as internships for course credit or service learning. The minimum number of hours for an internship is 100 hours during a semester or 4-month period. Though we may use volunteers who are unable to commit that much time, you must commit to 100 hours and fulfill your commitment to receive credit for an internship. CLSMF uses volunteers during traditional business hours.