Summer Internships / Hiring

Full-Time Staff Positions


11/12/2015: FLS has an opening for a Community Advocate in our Kalamazoo office.   Please see the posting here.  A PDF of the posting is here.


Intern and Temporary Positions

10/21/2015 update: Our summer 2016 internship posting is now available.  

Job Posting: 2016 Summer Legal Interns 

Description of the FLS Summer Internship 

Volunteer Opportunities

Online Recruiting Packet: Background Material About FLS and Reflections from Former Interns


FLS is a non-profit legal aid office, and every summer we hire law students as interns.  Please click on the above links to see more information about our internships.

Over the past four summers (2011-2014), FLS has employed law student interns from the following law schools: University of Cincinnati, Cleveland State University, Depaul University, Fordham University, Michigan State University, Northern Kentucky University,  Penn State University, University of Toledo, Tulane University, Valparaiso University, Vermont Law School, Wayne State University, and William & Mary.  Click on the links above for more information about our internship.

Since most of our law students come from out of state, we interview applicants via video conference through Skype or Google Hangouts.  The interviews will always consist of a few questions in Spanish.

We occasionally hire exceptionally-qualified undergraduates as summer interns.  Recently we have had interns from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, the University of Michigan, and Spring Arbor University.  

We have compiled an online hiring packet for interested students.  The packet contains more information about a summer internship with FLS, including student testimonials, our FLS Calendar, and more news about FLS.  You can view the packet using the link above.

Law student interns have often been able to find outside funding sources for the summer.  Examples are:

-- Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD (formerly Summer Corps).  Availability of funding depends on EJW's current priority areas.  

-- Equal Justice America Legal Services Fellowships

-- PSJD compiles a list of many summer funding resources.

-- Many law schools have their own summer public interest fellowships.

FLS Interns 2015

 Some of our 2015 summer interns


2014 Interns

2014 interns and outreach staff


2013 Interns

Some of our 2013 interns


FLS 2012 Interns

FLS' 2012 Summer Interns


Summer 2011 Interns

FLS and MIRC Interns in Kalamazoo - Summer 2011


 2010 Summer Staff












 FLS' 2010 summer staff, including four legal interns



Greg, 2009 FLS intern, on a migrant camp visit


Elly, 2009 FLS intern, leading a migrant camp visit with staff from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.



Some of FLS' 2008 Summer Interns, FLS attorney Megan, and future farmworker advocate Rosalie

FLS Summer Interns 2007








     FLS' 2007 Summer Interns


FLS Interns 2006












     Some of FLS' summer 2006 interns



     FLS' 2005 summer legal interns


Interns at South Haven, Michigan

    Four of FLS' 2004 summer interns


FLS Interns 2003



 FLS' summer 2003 interns


FLS Interns 2002













    Some of FLS' summer 2002 interns







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FLS is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation.  Please be advised that your contribution may not be used in any manner inconsistent with with the Legal Services Act and Regulations.