STL students interested in international internships work with the Career Services Center to find and secure challenging internships in a variety of institutions that uniquely complement their STL education and that align with their goals.
In the past, STL students have interned at the American Civil Liberties Union in Atlanta and Los Angeles, TRACE International in Annapolis, MD and with the International Law Institute in Washington, DC. Several students have also worked with judges who sit on the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, D.C.
Several students with an interest in arbitration have interned with leading arbitration institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. Each year, STL students apply and are awarded internships in the International Arbitration Group’s London Intern Program of WilmerHale, an international law firm.
Our students are also extremely well qualified to compete for opportunities in inter-governmental agencies. Previously, STL students have interned with the Asian Development Bank, UNCITRAL and the United Nations Office (Vienna).
Washington, DC Rule of Law Program
Each year since 2011, STL students have participated in the highly selective J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program, in Washington D.C. As Fellows in this four-week program that is co-sponsored by the US Asia Institute, the students are introduced to and immersed in key legal and political institutions across Washington.
The Fellows visit the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court as well as federal agencies, law firms, law schools, and historic landmarks. They attend congressional and judicial proceedings and meet many key participants, including lawmakers and law enforcers, judges and prosecutors, law professors and private attorneys. On weekends, they explore the national capital area, visit other cities in the region, and interact with Americans in a wide range of social settings.
The Szymanski program was a magnificent opportunity to learn about the operation of the American legal system in practice and to exchange ideas with experienced legislators, judges and important officers of government. We also toured high-level think tanks and educational institutions. Overall, it was an inspiring experience.
– Li Xinghai, ’14, (Szymanski Rule of Law Program Participant 2013)