Health Law Internship

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, fellows, and staff dedicated to discovering a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve health. The O’Neill Institute hopes to encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society sectors to employ the law as a positive tool to enable individuals and populations in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.

The Health Law Internship program is a paid full-time internship program with a minimum of 35 hours a week. Interns will work at the O’Neill Institute offices at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Interns will work with institute faculty, fellows, and staff on various projects as they relate to health law. This includes conducting research as well as providing support for various initiative programs. 

Qualifications
  • Must be current law students, either in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Able to conduct research and substantive writings assignments.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Google Suite.
  • Prior research experience
  • Detail oriented and work well with little supervision
Requirements to Apply

Applications should be submitted via online form and all materials must be in English. Materials not in English will not be reviewed. Applications must include:

  • Cover letter, detailing the applicant’s background and interest in the internship program
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcript with law school grades (this may be in home school’s language)
  • Writing Sample

Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule video conference interviews.

The O’Neill Institute will assist and coordinate necessary visa paperwork for candidates offered internships.

Deadlines to Apply

Jan – Mar (Cycle A)

Applications Open: September 23
Applications Close: October 15
Start Date: January
End Date: March


May – Aug (Cycle B)

Applications Open: January 1
Applications Close: January 31
Start Date: May
End Date: August


Meet Past Interns

Somer Brown
Ana Isabel Fernández Alonso
Alexis Gbemudu
Fabian Lucero
Francesca Nardi
Yi-Shen Tsai