If you are looking for an internship, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best internships require a lot of time and energy from the staff member who is supervising them. To find out if your supervisors will be flexible enough to work with you, call the office and ask questions such as: “Do you think I would get bored working here?” or “Would I have any opportunity for advancement?”
Can lawyers take advantage of summer internships? How about winter or spring breaks?
As far as we know, there isn’t much difference between taking advantage of summer interns than any other time. We’d recommend that you check with your supervisor about their preference on when they’ll accept interns and follow up accordingly. You might also consider getting involved in school or community activities while at work during other times of the year — these opportunities may offer great networking opportunities outside the law firm environment (especially if industry events like conferences are relevant). Even after graduation, many graduates find themselves volunteering every once in awhile (e.g., through AmeriCorps).