Internship Program

Shurat HaDin’s Internship Programs Real World Experience and Professional Development

Shurat HaDin’s internship programs provide law students with a unique opportunity to play a role in the fight against terrorist organizations and states or institutions sponsoring terror. Students will work in a dynamic environment with volunteer lawyers from around the world. Our program is not found at other institutions or non-government organizations and the acquired experience is invaluable, providing you with an edge when competing for a post-graduation job.

The Arnold Silverman Internship Program/Summer (ASIP/Summer) and the winter internship program bring top law school students to serve as interns at Shurat HaDin’s Tel Aviv office. You will be making a difference by working on actual law cases that assist innocent civilians injured in terrorist attacks along with other issues relevant to Israeli and Jewish security.

Our program is the perfect way for you to expand your legal horizons, all while developing your career and strengthening your resume with an overseas experience.

You will conduct hands-on research and writing involving the litigation activities of Shurat HaDin, evaluating topics such as anti-boycott activities, tort laws, free speech issues, sovereign immunity, evidentiary matters, anti-terror laws, legislative history on different laws, and a variety of other fields. You will research potential or on-going cases, as well as draft memos and summaries of your work.

Benefits of our internship programs:

  • Receive professional work experience and bolster your resume
  • Lay the groundwork for future networking and meet new professionals
  • Bond with the Jewish state and other Jewish people

What does the internship include?

  • An enrichment program that includes tours to places inaccessible to the general public, such as military courts and military bases, lectures on relevant legal issues, and meetings with members of parliament, as well as senior officials.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Depending on your institution, law school credit can be received by participants.

Dates of Internship

Generally, the internship’s winter session will be a 3 week program held during the academic year’s winter break, while the ASIP/Summer session will take place during June, July and August, as either a four or eight week program (with both programs overlapping during the month of July).

Accommodations and Costs

Interns will have to bear the costs of travel and lodging.

Some of the schools that have been represented in our internships include:

Harvard Law School, Georgetown School of Law, Cardozo School of Law, George Washington University School of Law, American University School of Law, Case Western University School of Law, New York Law School, St. Johns School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Boston University School of Law, Vanderbilt School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, Pepperdine School of Law, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, New York University School of Law, Fordham Law School, Northwestern University School of Law, Chapman Law School, Columbia University School of Law, Washington University School of Law, Yale University School of Law, University of Michigan School of Law, University of Chicago School of Law, University of Maryland School of Law.

The next internship program for law students will take place during the Summer of 2017.

Applications will be accepted by February 28, 2017.

Please send the following information to rachel@israellawcenter.org:

  1. Resume
  2. Writing sample
  3. Cover letter
  4. Current picture

The Arnold Silverman

Internship Program/Summer

The Shurat HaDin Arnold Silverman Summer Internship Program provides outstanding law students and recent law school graduates an intensive and hands-on learning experience at the law center’s offices in Tel Aviv. The Shurat HaDin Summer Internship Program has been generously endowed by Anna and Michele Silverman in the memory of their beloved husband and father, Arnold Silverman z”l, and carries his name.

The Program

The Arnold Silverman Internship Program provides law students a unique opportunity to engage in assisting in research, drafting and litigation against  terrorist organizations, their leaders and the states that sponsor them while also providing a rare to explore the Jewish state and the Middle East conflict from the frontlines.

Interns will work on actual cases in a dynamic environment with staff lawyers and jurists from around the globe and can receive law school credit (where available).

In addition, the internship provides students and young attorneys with a hands-on opportunity to attend court sessions, observe terrorism trials in the IDF military courts, meet with Israeli judges and lawyers, tour the state’s borders, interact with clients and put their research and writing skills to good use by delving into cutting-edge legal issues.

Research and Drafting

Interns will be assigned research and writing projects that go to the core of the Jewish State’s survival. Issues such as anti-boycott initiatives, security regulations, the burden of evidence in terrorist trials, targeted killing policies, free speech issues, sovereign immunity, the legality of anti-terror ordinances, challenging government actions in court and extracting legislative history on a wide-variety of laws will be researched.

Interns will carry out research projects on behalf of ongoing and planned litigation, as well as draft legal memorandum and summaries of their work.

Field Trips

As part of the The Arnold Silverman Internship Program, interns will also take part in weekly field trips across Israel. The field trips generally include courts and area not generally accessible to the public, such as the IDF security courts, naval and military bases.

The interns will have ongoing lectures on relevant legal issues,conversations with intelligence agents, meetings with MKs and other senior officials.

Internship Candidates

The Arnold Silverman Internship Program requires a proactive commitment on the law student’s part to utilize your law school-acquired skills and apply them in the context of the serious litigation and security struggle being conducted in Israel and around the world. Interns bear their own costs of travel and lodging.

The Shurat HaDin winter internship program provides outstanding law students and recent law school graduates an intensive and hands-on three-week learning experience at the law center’s offices in Tel Aviv.

The Program

The winter internship program provides law students a unique opportunity to engage in assisting in research, drafting and litigation against terrorist organizations, their leaders and the states that sponsor them while also providing a rare opportunity to explore the Jewish state and the Middle East conflict from the front lines.

Interns will work on actual cases in a dynamic environment with staff lawyers and jurists from around the globe and can receive law school credit (where available). In addition, the internship provides students and young attorneys with a hands-on opportunity to attend court sessions, observe terrorism trials in the IDF military courts, meet with Israeli judges and lawyers, tour the state’s borders, interact with clients and put their research and writing skills to good use by delving into cutting-edge legal issues.

Research and Drafting

Interns will be assigned research and writing projects that go to the core of the Jewish State’s survival. Issues such as anti-boycott initiatives, security regulations, the burden of evidence in terrorist trials, targeted killing policies, free speech issues, sovereign immunity, the legality of anti-terror ordinances, challenging government actions in court and extracting legislative history on a wide-variety of laws will be researched.

Interns will carry out research projects on behalf of ongoing and planned litigation, as well as draft legal memorandium and summaries of their work.

Field Trips

As part of the winter internship program, interns will also take part in weekly field trips across Israel. The field trips generally include courts and other areas not generally accessible to the public, such as the IDF security courts, naval and military bases. The interns will have ongoing lectures on relevant legal issues, conversations with intelligence agents, meetings with MKs and other senior officials.

Internship Candidates

The winter internship program requires a proactive commitment on the law student’s part to utilize your law school-acquired skills and apply them in the context of the serious litigation and security struggle being conducted in Israel and around the world. Interns bear their own costs of travel and lodging.

Dates

The program generally takes place during the last weeks of December and the beginning of January.

Shurat HaDin offers internships to law students who wish to obtain law school credit.

For example: Harvard Law students during winter break, law students who are making an extended visit to Israel, or to law students who are participating in a semester abroad in Israel.

If you are interested in joining Shurat HaDin as an intern, please send a cover email and resume, with specifics about your timing, to Rachel@israellawcenter.org.

Thank you.

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