As part of AHLA's initiative to cultivate diversity among attorneys practicing health law, the Association provides opportunities for talented law students of diverse backgrounds so they can learn more about this segment of the legal profession.
The eight-week internship provides interns numerous networking opportunities with leading health care attorneys, attendance at the Association's Annual Meeting where top-notch CLE sessions on the latest in health and life sciences law are offered, and various legal research/writing projects for AHLA's Professional Resources and Public Interest departments.
One of the most frequent observations that former interns note about AHLA's Diversity Internship program is how the experience has opened their eyes to the wide range of career options available to them as aspiring health care attorneys.
Diversity in Health Law - Summer Internship
- Applicant's academic, extracurricular, and/or community accomplishments must clearly demonstrate a long-standing and genuine interest in health care law.
- Rising 3L at an ABA-accredited law school
- Law student is of diverse background
- Excellent writing, editing, research, and analytical skills
Duration of Internship
June through Mid-August. Preferred start date late May or early June.
Nominal monetary stipend will be provided throughout the eight week period (paid bi-monthly). This payment is based on an approximate 30 hour work week.
Assist Vice President and Senior Managing Editor of AHLA's Professional Resources Department on editing/writing assignments regarding:
- The Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, including cite-checking;
- The Health Lawyers Weekly, Health Lawyers Weekly, including interviewing leaders and writing special profiles; and
- Practice Group newsletters and member briefings.
Further duties include:
- Monitoring and identifying legal developments in health law;
- Attending Member Publication meetings; and
- Assisting Senior Legal Editor of Professional Resources Department on Public Interest resources, developing and/or implementing other Public Interest initiatives as necessary.
Aside from writing, researching, and editing, the law student intern will also:
- Attend networking lunches with leading health law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area who practice in a variety of different practice settings, including small and large firms, solo practice, government agencies, corporate/in-house, and compliance.
- Attend the AHLA Annual Meeting, a major networking opportunity with health law attorneys from around the country while attending select CLE programs and other programs related to the conference.
AHLA is accepting applications. Application deadline occurs in February each year. To apply for this internship, send a formal cover letter and resume to Cynthia Conner, Vice President of Professional Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.