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:
You must be in your sophomore or junior year of high school.
You must attend a Baltimore City public high school.
You must be available to work seven, full-time weeks beginning June 25. Students do not receive sick time or vacation time. Do not apply if you have a vacation or other obligation that will conflict with the dates (6/25-8/10/18).
You must be willing to wear professional attire each day of the Internship, provided to you at NO charge.
Your completed application package includes the following items:
Typed letter of interest (not to exceed one page)
School attendance record
Three letters of recommendation (may not be from a family member - may be from school administrator, guidance counselor, teacher, boss, community leader [i.e. minister])
Completed application form (please be sure, if your contact information changes, that you notify our office)
Maryland Youth & the Law (formerly CLREP) 520 West Fayette Street 4th Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21201 667-210-2250 firstname.lastname@example.org