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Summer Law Intern Program

If you are interested in hosting an intern or participating as an intern in 2020, please contact  kzack@dallasbar.org or 214-220-7450.

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2019 Summer Law Intern Program
♦A Summer Internship Program only for Dallas ISD Juniors ♦
Click here for the 2020 SLIP Student Application - Extended to April 10, 2020


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About the Program

The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP), a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Independent School District, places high school students with law firms and corporate legal departments throughout the Dallas-area for up to eight weeks during the months of June-August.


Students Eligible to Participate:

  • Dallas ISD high school juniors during the current school year
  • Academic average of 85 or above, no more than 10 absences, interested in studying law preferred
  • Available to work normal office hours, Monday through Friday, during June 8 - July 31, 2020 (a total of either 4 or 8 weeks), however may be either part-time or full-time depending on the employer
  • Available to attend the following orientations: Tuesday, June 2 – Parent/Intern Orientation and Thursday, June 4 – Intern/Employer Orientation
  • Dependable transportation or access to DART during the summer
  • Available to interview at school the week of March 30 to April 2, 2020

Application Process - Deadline Extended to April 10, 2020

Click here for the 2020 SLIP Student Application

  • Student review program requirements with counselor to determine if they are eligible
  • A completed application
  • A completed essay included in the application (100+ words)
  • A cover letter and resume’ outlining your experience and accomplishments
  • One reference form from a teacher, counselor, school administrator, or employer (references from friends, relatives or acquaintances will not be accepted)
  • A copy of your transcript provided by your school counselor
  • Select what interview days work your schedule in March and April
  • Submit all materials, and application online at dallasbar.org

Interview & Selection Process (March-May)

  • Student will be interviewed on their campus by employers
  • SLIP Committee will review applications and place interns based on their interests and availability
  • Dallas Bar Association will provide the student with an Internship offer letter via email
  • Students will have 3-4 days to accept the internship job offer
  • Dallas Bar Association will provide the student with internship placement information and introduce the intern to their employer via email
  • Students selected will start their paid 4 or 8-week internship which will take place during June 8-July 31, 2020
  • Submit all materials online by: March 25, 2020

Internship Requirements (June-August)

  • Students must be available to work the entire 4 or 8 weeks; full or part time schedule determined by employer
  • Students must adhere to their employer stated schedule
  • Students must attend all orientations, educational events and end of program reception
  • Students must complete their summer internship learning curriculum
  • Submit all materials online by: April 3, 2020