As part of AHLA's initiative to cultivate more diversity among attorneys practicing health law, the Association is working to provide opportunities for talented law students of diverse backgrounds so that they can learn more about this segment of the legal profession.
The eight-week internship has provided former interns 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 common things that former interns say 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 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 Professional Resources by:
- Editing the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, including cite-checking
- Editing the Health Lawyers Weekly
- Editing Practice Group newsletters and member briefings
- Writing case summaries for the Health Law Digest
- Interviewing leaders and writing special profiles for the Health Lawyers Weekly
- Monitoring and identifying legal developments in health law
- Attending Member Publications meetings
- Assist Senior Manager of Public Interest in updating 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 local health attorneys from small and large firms, solo practitioners, government attorneys, in-house counsel, etc.
- Attend the AHLA Annual Meeting (held at the end of June), a major networking opportunity with health lawyers from around the country while attending select CLE programs and other programs related to the conference.
Deadline for submission
AHLA begins accepting applications in November, and the deadline to submit an application is 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.