Internships and Externships

Internships and externships are available for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 at Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, based in Brooklyn, with practice in family law, collaborative matrimonial law, and LGBTQ/nontraditional family law.

Our Internships and Externships are appropriate for 2nd or 3rd year law students and recent law graduates with background in family law. The internship, or externship, involves hands-on training in family law practice and LGBTQ family practice with direct supervision and mentoring. 

Current cases include collaborative divorce mediation, sperm donor agreements, lesbian second parent adoption, child support litigation and negotiation, premarital agreements after mediation, and child custody litigation. 

Depending on the interests and ability of the student, this internship/externship could involve:

  • Document drafting, filing, and procedure for divorce, adoption, child support, sperm donor agreements, and premarital agreements.
  • Attendance at client meetings and court appearances
  • Legal Research and writing

This internship requires excellent research and writing skills and at least a basic family law class, and an ideal candidate will have taken classes on assisted reproduction, adoption, and/or LGBTQ law. 

Fall/Winter/Spring internships/externships require a commitment of 15 hours/week in-person during business hours.

The Summer (June-August) internship/externship is full time and requires a commitment of 30 hours/week in-person during business hours.

All of our internships and externships are unpaid, but the intern/extern will receive substantial direct mentoring and work side-by-side with our attorneys. We are happy to comply with school requirements for securing externship or public interest course credit, and we have served as an externship placement for Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School for several years. Opportunity exists for mentoring on specific skill development, a recommendation letter and references/connections for small firm, solo practice, or legal service/non-profit/LGBTQ practice at the end of the semester.

To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume, a writing sample containing evidence of excellent research skills, and a letter explaining how your interests are a good fit for this practice with the subject line “Application for Internship/Externship” to Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC at  

Please clearly indicate whether you are applying for Fall 2019 (part time), Winter 2020 (part time), Spring 2020 (part time), or Summer 2020 (full time).