International Applicants

IPNO accepts applications to be a volunteer-intern from students and recent graduates from outside the U.S. Applicants should be able to make a full-time commitment of at least 6-weeks. Preference will be given to applicants who have or are obtaining a legal qualification. IPNO does not typically accept international applicants for June and July due to limited space. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to secure the necessary visa to volunteer at IPNO. Past applicants have been eligible for B-1 visas.

To apply, collect the following documents in a SINGLE PDF file:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your availability
  • A current résumé, including GPA or equivalent grade information
  • At least two references and their contact information
  • An English language writing sample (limited to 10 pages)

Name your application file Full Name_International Applicant (ie. Jane Doe_International Applicant) and email as an attachment to

We will contact applicants who have advanced to the interview stage of the application. Please do not call to inquire about your application status.

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are the last dates on which we will accept applications. Applications are reviewed as they are received and hiring is conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply as early as possible.

Fall 2019 Internships: Hiring is complete

Spring 2020 Internships: December 1, 2019

Law Student Summer Clerkship: February 1, 2020

Summer 2020 Justice Scholarship for Law Students: February 1, 2020

Undergraduate Summer Internship: April 1, 2020

International Applicants: Rolling