I am currently a highschool senior who has been accepted into college.
In another board I read a post by another highschool senior who got an unpaid internship position at a law firm. Reading that post I thought 'If a highschool senior can get an internship position at a law firm, surely a college student can'
Due to personal reasons, I can't work this summer. But as a person enthusiastic about career in law, I would really like to be an intern at a law firm next summer, with or without pay.
I would prefer to work in law firms in the New Haven region (where my college is), because I live in a place where there aren't many lawyers.
I would greatly appreciate any advice you might be able to give me on accomplishing this. Specifically, how do I go about finding law firm internship positions? Do I search the web and read ads on newspapers? Should I send my resume and cover letter to area law firms? To whom should I direct these letters to?
What kind of experience would help me get an internship position?
Even if your knowledge does not directly answer these questions I would still be very thankful if you would share it with me. I would be especially excited to learn about experiences of people who did get internship positions at a law firm.