Legislative & Public Policy Summer Internship
The Legislative and Public Policy practice of Arnold & Porter offers a paid summer internship program for college students interested in careers in government policy and advocacy. Arnold & Porter is one of the world’s leading law firms, with more than 1,000 lawyers practicing in Washington, DC, eight other domestic offices, and international offices in Europe, China, and Korea. Many of our lawyers have served in key government positions and offer the Firm’s clients a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between government and business with nearly 20% of the Firm’s business being in regulatory and public policy work.
This internship program is focused on the Legislative and Public Policy practice although participants may have the opportunity to be exposed to other areas of legal practice. This internship is only available in our Washington, DC office. Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, the internship may be in person, solely remote, or a hybrid of in-person and remote work.
Applicants are encouraged from all academic majors but should be able to demonstrate an interest in public policy or the law as a future career path. Previous government-related internship experience is recommended, although not required.
This full-time internship will take place from early May through the end of July or early August.
In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must be:
- A current junior or senior in their undergraduate education in the fall of 2022; and
- Available for full-time work (37.5 hours per week) for the summer (early May through late July or early August).
To apply, eligible applicants must submit a resume with current cumulative GPA, a cover letter, transcript (unofficial) and a 3-5 page writing sample on a topic of their choosing (writing samples of more than 5 pages will be considered unresponsive). All interested candidates must submit their documents by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022.
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