Maryland Youth & the Law (MYLAW) manages the Baltimore City Law Links, which has placed 848 young people in meaningful summer internships since its inception in 1994.
The Law Links Internship
The Law Links Internship was initiated in Baltimore City in 1994; over the years, and predicated on funding, Law Links expanded to include other counties. It currently runs in Baltimore City, and is available to rising juniors and seniors who attend city public high schools.
Law Links is a 7-week, paid summer internship that places high school juniors and seniors in law firms and law-related agencies. Interns work full-time, Monday through Friday, and are paid $10.10/hour. In addition to the on-site internship, students also participate in the Law & Leadership Institute - a 56-hour educational seminar that begins with a 2-1/2 day orientation and resumes each Wednesday morning. The Institute is held at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
The internship is much more than a summer-jobs program: it is designed to effectively prepare young people to work in a professional setting. As part of their participation in Law Links, youth are outfitted with professional attire from either Ann Taylor or Joseph A. Banks. This removes the question of what constitutes "appropriate" professional dress, and also ensures no student is at a financial disadvantage in purchasing business attire when beginning the internship.
To apply, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Your completed application package includes the following items: