Internships and Externships

CLSMF offers internships and externships to law students and those planning to attend law school.

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 CLSMF.

Pre-Law Students Diverse team of young legal professionals isolated on white

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.

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.

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.