Law Student Internship

Hours per week

10 hours per week




44 School Street
Suite 415
United States


The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is seeking a law student intern for the 2019 spring semester.

The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a non-profit organization driven by a mission to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues. We strive to identify social injustices that have not been fully addressed by either public or private sectors and address those injustices by leveraging our own resources, partnering with pro bono attorneys, and working with strategic coalitions.

Interns will engage in a variety of activities, which may include the following:

  • Attending and summarizing Access to Justice Commission meetings, coalition meetings, strategy meetings, legislative briefings, and other meetings
  • Legal and legislative research and writing
  • Drafting correspondence, newsletters, fact sheets, e-alerts and other advocacy materials
  • Literature reviews and summaries
  • Drafting and compiling, summarizing and analyzing the results of FOIA and other open records requests
  • Interacting with and interviewing access to justice stakeholders across the state.
  • Analyzing data from various local, state and federal courts and agencies
  • Helping the staff plan and prepare for Board meetings, conferences, stakeholder meetings, etc.

Applicants must have strong writing and organizational skills and must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Constant Contact a plus. Most important, applicants must have an interest in promoting social justice.

While internships are unpaid, interns gain valuable experience in legislative advocacy, legal research and writing, and non-profit administration and have the opportunity to engage with prominent members of the legal community. Students with an interest in law, social justice, and legislative affairs are encouraged to apply.

Internships will begin in January and entail a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week at our office, located in downtown Boston. Exact starting date and work days/hours are flexible.


Academic credit may be available.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Deb Silva at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Massachusetts Appleseed is an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity in its workforce, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status or any other status protected by applicable law.