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Summer Internships

The 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 Summer Internship Program Information

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center requests applications for the summer program in the spring semester. Interested students should submit a cover letter and résumé on Symplicity. After students apply through Symplicity, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center forwards the applications to a list of participating offices in Louisiana. During the middle of the spring semester, the Center will host an informational session allowing applicants the opportunity to meet representatives from participating offices. In the following weeks, offices will contact students directly for interviews or job offers. Interns will work for ten weeks during the summer semester, earning $5,500.00. The Center will send a check for the intern’s salary to the participating office.

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center funds a limited number of out-of-state internships. Please contact Christina Luwisch at for more information on this opportunity.

  • 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 may expect to work approximately 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.

Mark and Monica Surprenant Access to Social Justice Fellowship


The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center proudly partners with Mark and Monica Surprenant to offer The Mark and Monica Surprenant Access to Social Justice Summer Fellowship. The fellowship supports internship opportunities for current law students who work with organizations that provide civil legal services.  This summer fellowship recognizes law students with an interest in and dedication to civil legal services.  

2022 Recipients: Renea Pellegrino and Jack Primack