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/egg donor agreements, parentage and second parent adoption, child support negotiation, cohabitation and coparenting agreements, pre/post-nuptial agreements, will and estate matters, and name and gender marker changes.
Internships and externships are available every semester for (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer) at Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, based in Brooklyn, with practice in family law, collaborative matrimonial law, and LGBTQ/nontraditional family law.
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. All applicants should be culturally competent to serve the LGBTQIA+ community.
Summer (May-August) internships/externships are expected to be full time and require commitment of 35 hours/week (in-person and remote) during business hours for at least 10 weeks during those months.
Fall (September-December) internships/externships are expected to be part time and require a minimum commitment of 15 hours/week, mostly remote but with preference for some in-person meetings in NYC during business hours, for at least 10 weeks during those months. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Remote applicants will be considered.
Winter/Spring (January-April) internships/externships are expected to be part time, a mix of remote and in-person, and require a minimum commitment of 15 hours/week during business hours for at least 10 weeks during those months. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2024. Remote applicants will be considered.
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, 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 email@example.com.
Please clearly indicate whether you are applying for Fall (Sept-Dec part time), Winter/Spring (Jan-April part time), or Summer (May-August full time).
Our posting can be also be found on Symplicity sites for NYC area law schools