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Summer Program Internships

Summer Program Internships

Internships are available only to students who successfully complete the academic portion of their summer law program. Please review each program’s internship opportunities below. Internship availability is subject to change.

Directed Research
Summer abroad internships are not eligible for credit. If you would like to pursue additional credits, you may be eligible to earn 1-3 credits through directed research with your program director. You must receive credit approval from your home institution and you will be required to write a 30-35 page law review quality paper. Please contact the Director of your program to further discuss this option. Their contact information can be found below under each program.

Rhodes Program

Students participating in Tulane’s summer program in Rhodes may be eligible for judicial clerkships, extern- or internships with law firms, non-governmental organizations or international governmental organizations specializing in the areas of admiralty, law of the sea, or marine environmental management. Thus far the Administration has secured several placements options in Greece (Rhodes, Athens/Piraeus), and the United States. Additional placement options are likely to become available in other Mediterranean countries and Northern Europe.

The two Federal Judicial Clerkships (Intern/Externships) are available only to students who successfully complete the associated academic portion of the summer law program.

CONTACT INFORMATION
To further inquire about Rhodes Program internship opportunities, please contact the Program Director, Professor Davies at mdavies@tulane.edu.

To submit an application, you will be required to provide the following documents to the program director:

  • Current Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Personal statement (no more than 1 - 2 pages) explaining why you think you will be a good fit for this position.
Siena Program

Siena internships run for a minimum of four weeks (six weeks is the preferable length). Due to the wide scope of the internships, there is much room to accommodate the students' individual qualifications and interests.
Interns must attend the Tulane Siena program to be qualified for these positions. All internships will begin after the Siena program, working based on the knowledge gained there.

ROME INTERNSHIP

Each year, the UNIDROIT Secretariat is willing to host one Siena program student to collaborate with the officer in charge of the area of cultural property law. The selected intern will have the opportunity to conduct research and prepare concept notes on one of the Institute's current work program subjects, or on work associated with other UNIDROIT instruments.

The internship will run from late June to late July. Knowledge of another language than English is not required but appreciated. The internship is not remunerated and interns are required to have adequate medical insurance coverage during their stay in Rome.

THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND LAW IN LONDON

The Institute of Art and Law in London will offer a virtual internship for one student after the conclusion of the Siena Summer Program. https://ial.uk.com/

The Institute of Art and Law is an educational organisation, founded in 1995, giving knowledge and perspective on the law relating to cultural heritage, a concept which includes art, antiquities, archives, archaeology, architecture, monuments, treasure and much more. IAL’s educational remit is fulfilled through publishing and courses. It convenes distance learning and intensive courses (both public and in-house) on art and museums law, as well as seminars, study groups and conferences in the United Kingdom and abroad. It also publishes books and commentaries on all aspects of the law relating to cultural heritage, in addition to a quarterly periodical, Art Antiquity and Law, now in its twenty-sixth year.

THE ANTIQUITIES COALITION

The Antiquities Coalition is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates international and domestic efforts to protect cultural property. The organization’s website can be found here: https://theantiquitiescoalition.org/

The Coalition would expect at least 20 hours a week, but would prefer interns work full time. The work can be done remotely, although students working from New Orleans could meet as frequently as necessary with Terressa Davis, the Executive Director of the Coalition.

The Antiquities Coalition is still confirming the number of internship positions they will have available for Siena students in Summer 2023.

INTERNSHIP HOUSING

For the all of the Siena internships, participants are responsible for arranging their own housing accommodations.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To further inquire about Siena Program internship opportunities, please contact the Program Director, Professor Larson at hlarson@tulane.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please complete our internship application form. Applications received by March 15 will receive a preference in internship placement. Applicants will receive a decision by April 15.

To submit an application, you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Current Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Personal statement (no more than 1 - 2 pages) explaining why you think you will be a good fit for this position.
Paris Program

Paris Program Internships
A limited number of internship opportunities are available under the direction of the Program Director, Professor Palmer.

  • Selections will be made by the director on a competitive basis based on CVs and an interview, concerning such factors as background/fit and French level.
  • Students must speak at least “functional” French in order to qualify.
  • The length or duration of the unpaid internship is normally three to four weeks, but can be longer, and depends on the needs of the firm and the student's availability.

Directed Research

  • The Paris Program offers directed research under the supervision of the program director.
  • Students conduct research on Paris institutions or some aspect of French or European law.
  • There is no French language requirement for directed research.
  • These research opportunities are encouraged and available to each student who registers in the program.

Vernon Valentine Palmer
Thomas Pickles Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law
Phone: (504) 865-5978
vpalmer@tulane.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please contact the Program Director, Professor Palmer for more information regarding internships or directed research. vpalmer@tulane.edu

To submit an application, you will be required to provide the following documents to the program director:

  • Current Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Personal statement (no more than 1 - 2 pages) explaining why you think you will be a good fit for this position.
Cambridge Program

Unfortunately, the Cambridge Program is not offering internship opportunities at this time.

Berlin Program

BERLIN PROGRAM INTERNSHIPS
To inquire about internship opportunities in Germany, please contact the Program Director, Professor Fedtke.

DIRECTED RESEARCH
Professor Fedtke is happy to supervise 2 to 3-credit directed research projects in the following areas of law: ADR, (comparative) constitutional law, (comparative) tort law and the law of the European Union.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To inquire about Berlin Program internship or directed research opportunities, please contact the Program Director, Professor Fedtke at jfedtke@tulane.edu.

To submit an application, you will be required to provide the following documents to the program director:

  • Current Resume
  • Current Transcript
  • Personal statement (no more than 1 - 2 pages) explaining why you think you will be a good fit for this position.