Law Student Summer Clerkship

IPNO’s summer clerkship for law students is a full-time, 10-week commitment. Both rising 2L and 3L students are invited to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in some aspect of our work (post-conviction law, indigent defense, investigation, criminal justice reform, and/or criminal law), but no specific coursework or experience is required. This is an unpaid clerkship.

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

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • A current résumé, including GPA
  • At least two references and their contact information
  • Writing sample (limited to 10 pages)

Name your application file Full Name_Summer Law Clerkship (ie. Jane Doe_Summer Law Clerkship) 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