Legal Internships

Legal Fellowships & Internships


 

Law School Clinic

MLSA is proud to coordinate with the Alexander Blewett III (University of Montana) School of Law to provide a clinical educational opportunity for third year law students.  Students are placed in a MLSA office under the supervision of experienced attorneys and receive school credit for their work.  Follow this link to the law school website for more detailed information and requirements:

http://www.umt.edu/law/academics/clinics/mt-legal-services.php


Unaffiliated Internships

MLSA law student interns will work side by side with MLSA staff in an effort to provide, protect and enhance access to justice. MLSA law student interns will be exposed to various areas of poverty law and gain experience through:

  • Interviewing clients seeking advice or assistance.
  • Counseling and advising clients.
  • Negotiating with opposing parties and counsel.
  • Undertaking direct assistance and responsibilities to clients.
  • Drafting petitions, motions, pleadings, and other court documents.
  • Engaging in investigation and formal discovery.
  • Researching case-specific legal issues.
  • Making court appearances, including trials and appeals (if the intern is qualified under student practice rules).

Interns may be placed in Missoula, Billings, or Helena, depending on MLSA's current needs and available office space.  Projects may relate to housing, consumer law, self-help legal assistance, or other areas of law.

Qualifications:

Law student seeking an internship after his or her first or second year of law school.

Application materials:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Writing sample

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, résumé, three references, and a writing sample to hiring@mtlsa.org.