This page explains opportunities which will help develop your career in international law and provides links to useful external career development information. You can also search for specific opportunities on the Program's International Employment Database. The Career Development Office provides general career development advice.
International law internships with law government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, law firms, international development companies, think tanks and research institutes offer valuable opportunities for students to gain experience and make connections in the international legal practice community.
University of Maryland law students have participated in a variety of short and longer-term internships, both paid and unpaid.
A representative sampling includes:
Students interested in a more in-depth international law experience may participate in an international law externship. Externship opportunities include established, pre-approved opportunities or tailor-made externships that meet law school criteria. International law externships provide law school credit for work completed and include opportunities abroad, within the United States, or a combination.
The International Law Society at Maryland
Attendance at international law conferences, workshops and panels are an excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge based in the sub-fields of international law and hear from practitioners and learn about their work. Most of the membership organizations hosting international law events and conferences have student memberships. The following organizations have annual meetings and events throughout the year, many based in Washington DC:
ASIL Career Links
The ASIL Career Development Program maintains listings on over 100 organizations and institutions' internship, fellowship and pro bono opportunities that include or directly focus on the practice of international law.
ASIL Careers in International Law
Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law, a quintessential tool for anyone considering a successful career in international law. This publication addresses key issues in the development of an international law career from the perspective of over twenty international legal experts that are members of ASIL.