Every summer, USALI seeks several interns from NYU Law School and other law schools to join our vibrant community and support the legal research of the Institute. We look for candidates with excellent research and writing ability, demonstrated capacity to contribute to team projects and work independently and genuine interest in the legal, social, and political challenges Asia. We also welcome candidates with language ability in any of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Korean to apply.
This internship provides an excellent opportunity for practical and hands-on legal research experience, close mentorship and career advice, the opportunity to development independent research with guidance from USALI staff, and a connection with a community of legal scholars, academics, and professionals committed to understanding the Rule of Law in Asia. The law school intern will track and research current legal developments in Asia; write, edit, and translate documents. The intern will also be involved in the day-to-day life of the Institute.
Note for NYU Law Interns Seeking PILC Funding
NYU's USALI is an eligible not-for-profit under the PILC internship funding program. For current 1L and 2L students at NYU School of Law, funding is available from NYU's PILC office for students wishing to commit to an internship of 8-10 weeks in duration, with at least 35 hours per week. USALI will happily provide any necessary supporting documentation to successful applicants.
Testimonials from Former Interns
I was extremely happy to be part of USALI this summer. I had been extremely interested in USALI’s work since I read about it online and I think it is an extremely relevant and innovative institution. I sincerely appreciated being included in the program despite being a non-traditional graduate student intern. I felt this was a very valuable experience which allowed me to meet some of the leading lawyers and professionals in this field. —Former Intern (2018)
USALI provides interns with a unique opportunity to delve into a complicated but crucial legal space while surrounded by the expertise and enthusiasm of the institute's scholars. This summer has given me valuable tools applicable not only for research but also for critically thinking about current events and law in society. USALI pushed me to question conclusions and approach research with more rigor. USALI is a wonderful community filled with expertise and enthusiasm! —Former Intern (2018)
How to apply
We will begin accepting applications as early as February 28, 2019, with our deadline slated for Monday, March 18th at 5:00 pm.
Writing Sample (3–5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted), and
Translation sample (1-2 pages, including source text and translation), if available.
Applicants should be available for interviews during the week March 26-31, and we will make offers on April 1.
Email all materials to email@example.com in PDF format with the subject line "USALI Summer Internship: [Last Name, First Name].” In your email or cover letter, please also indicate what days and hours you are available.