American Health Lawyers Association Summer Diversity Internship

Duration of Internship:         

June through Mid-August, 2010. Preferred start date early June, 2010.  


Nominal monetary stipend will be provided throughout the eight week period (paid bi-monthly). This payment is based on an approximate 30 hour work week.  


  • 1L or 2L at an ABA-accredited law school
  • U.S. citizen
  • Law student is of diverse racial/ethnic background
  • Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills 


  • Assist (80%) the Vice President and Managing Editor of Professional Resources by:
    • Editing the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, including cite-checking
    • Editing the Health Lawyers Weekly
    • Editing Practice Group newsletters and member briefings
    • Writing case summaries for the Health Law Digest
    • Interviewing leaders and writing special profiles for the Health Lawyers Weekly
    • Monitoring and identifying legal developments in health law
    • Attending Professional Resources staff meetings
  • Assist (20%) the Manager of Public Interest by:
    • Editing documents in the Public Information Series
    • Researching topics for the Conversations with Policymakers series
    • Assisting in the marketing of Public Interest resources
    • Researching various fundraising initiatives
    • Attending public interest staff meetings
    • Assisting with efforts and initiatives of the Association’s Diversity Council


Aside from writing, researching and editing, the law student intern will also:

  • Attend networking lunches with local health attorneys from small and large firms, solo practitioners, government attorneys, in-house counsel, etc.
  • Attend the AHLA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA (June 27 – June 30, 2010), a major networking opportunity with health lawyers from around the country while attending select CLE programs and other programs related to the conference.

To apply for this internship, please send a formal cover letter and resume to Cynthia Conner,, or fax to her attention at 202-833-1105. 

Deadline for submission: 

Friday, February 5, 2010. 

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.