Applications for the summer internship program are now closed.

The Health Law Internship Program

2022 Summer Health Law Interns Walking
Summer 2022 health law interns walking around Georgetown University Law Center.

Are you a current law student at the J.D., LL.B., or equivalent level interested in the intersections of health and the law? Each summer, the O’Neill Institute welcomes law students from the United States and around the world to undertake eight-week, full-time paid internships. Interns work under leading health law experts, gain valuable expertise and professional skills, and contribute to cutting-edge work. Past interns have worked on areas such as health and human rights, noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases, and comparative health law and policy, such as responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. During their time at O’Neill Institute, interns may assist in the preparation of legal reports, perform legal research in matters relating to health issues, participate in health law meetings, colloquia and symposiums, and draft blog posts.

To read about our previous interns, click here.


  • Current J.D. or L.L.B student
  • Proficient in English
  • Strong research skills (research experience preferred)
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written
  • Detail-oriented and able to work well with little supervision
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Suite

How to Apply

Applications are now closed.


Applications Open: February 2 | Applications Close: March 1
Start Date: June 2024 | End Date: August 2024