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Gillis Long Civil Summer Programs

The Civil Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for Loyola law students to work as interns in legal services offices in Louisiana and throughout the United States. Paid interns gain invaluable legal experience and skills while assisting the indigent in the community.

Gillis Long Civil Summer Internship Program Information

  • Students may not seek a summer internship without the approval of the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. This ensures a fair process for all interested students. Depending on available funds, the Gillis Long office will determine the number of summer placements.
  • Students must complete the required contract before beginning the internship. Please be aware the contract is a binding document. Students should not accept an internship placement unless committed to completing the program.
  • The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will send a check for the student's salary to the office. The office's payroll department will answer questions regarding pay periods and tax withholdings.
  • Interns are expected to work full-time for 10 weeks, not to exceed 37.5 hours per week.
  • Due to funding regulations, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center may not place students in offices providing criminal legal services.