Summer internships abroad

International Public Interest Law Fellowship

Stipend amount: $5,000

International Public Interest Law Fellowships will assist with the costs of summer internships with governmental and nongovernmental entities located around the world. Unlike the Wayne Law domestic PILF grants, applicants may not find partner organizations on their own. Interns will perform legal work under the supervision of an attorney on staff at the partner organizations. The internships are intended to last approximately 8-10 weeks, roughly from June 1 to Aug. 1. However, particular start and end dates may vary and will be negotiated with each individual organization.

Internship at Tata Motors

Stipend amount: $4,000

This internship funds all travel and living expenses for a position in the legal department of Tata Motors. The internship will be at one of Tata Motors' largest production facilities, in the city of Pune, India.

The intern will work with the legal staff and provide support to business units by performing research in Indian and comparative law on a variety of topics. The exact nature of the work varies from year to year. The internship may involve editing or drafting contracts. In addition, the intern should be industrious with respect to factual research regarding such matters as industry trends, consumer preferences, and emissions and environmental data.

Internship at Hogan Lovells in Mexico City

Stipend: The firm will pay the intern an amount sufficient to cover airfare and living expenses.

The Mexico City office of Hogan Lovells (formerly Barrera, Sequiros y Torres Landa) is one of Mexico's leading law firms. The office is consistently ranked as one of the top firms in Latin America. Its lawyers provide advice on a wide variety of issues, from regulatory matters to foreign investment in Mexico. Many of the firm's partners have LL.M. degrees from top American law schools. The firm is deeply involved in legal issues arising from the recent liberalization of Mexican laws in areas such as telecommunications and energy development.  At least some Spanish proficiency is required for this internship.

Freeman Fellowship at The Hague, Netherlands

Stipend amount: $5,000

The Freeman Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend to one Wayne Law student to study public or private international law at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law over the summer.

The Hague Academy is the academic wing of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. Law students come from all over the world to hear leading international lawyers give classes on issues of cutting-edge importance.

Learn more about The Hague Academy

Internship in International Arbitration Group at WilmerHale in London

This paid internship is in the International Arbitration Practice Group in the London office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, one of the premier international law firms with offices around the world. The internship lasts for three months, either during the summer or the fall. The internship involves work across a wide range of responsibilities under the supervision of WilmerHale partners and full-time associates, principally in the field of international arbitration and related areas of transnational litigation.

This is one of the most prestigious placements in legal practice. It will open doors for any career path you may choose. All U.S. employers know WilmerHale as one of the nation's most selective and prestigious law firms.

The internship is open to second- and third-year students. Third-year students are particularly encouraged to apply, since they can begin the internship after completing the bar exam in July.

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