Applying for Internships

Submit the following with each application

Note: All documents must be attached to each internship for which you apply

  • Cover letters outlining the reasons you are interested in each project for which you apply. Address cover letters to the North Carolina Internship Council or to Anaja McClinton, Internship Coordinator, 1320 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1320;
  • Professional résumés;
  • One copy of transcripts for all post-secondary grades. An unofficial student copy, obtained from your school’s website or registrar, is acceptable. Transcripts must verify current overall GPA;
  • Graduate and law students should submit an official schedule/course list if current grades are not available. Law students should include their current class rank when possible. If you have attended more than one college/university, include a transcript for each; graduate/law students should include undergraduate transcripts; and,
  • Brief legal writing samples (law students only). Limit sample to three pages. Include a copy for each law project to which you apply. Writing samples exceeding three pages will not be accepted.
  • Optional: Three Professional References (must include name, contact information and relationship).

Helpful Hints for Applying

  • Applications are Completed Online: Click here to view positions & apply.
  • Tailor Your Application to Each Specific Internship: Read the internship listing carefully. When you fill out the application, be sure to highlight applicable knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies which make you a strong fit for the position for which you are applying. Make sure each cover letter is tailored for the position you are applying for.
  • Proofread: Double-check your application for spelling and grammatical errors before submitting. Use the spell check function on your computer and, if possible, have someone proofread your application for errors. Another set of eyes can find things you missed.
  • Promote Your Strengths: The selection process is competitive. The best way to sell yourself is to focus on the strengths you possess and minimize any weaknesses. Be clear and concise about expressing your skills and experiences as they relate to the internship.
  • Do Not Falsify Information: Be truthful about your work experience, education and other information you provide on an application.
  • Don't Forget the Required Documents: You must include a cover letter, resume and transcript (unofficial is ok) when applying. Students who are in law school must provide a three page writing sample. 

General Application Tips

For assistance, check with your university/college career center.