Creating Your Own Opportunities

If you don’t find a suitable position for summer work experience in Symplicity or other job posting sites, create your own opportunity!  Contact law firms and ask if they would be willing to accept an unpaid volunteer or intern for the summer.  Not every firm will be willing, but you only need one!  If the firm is not able to accept a summer intern, ask if they know of any other firms or solo practitioners who would be willing to accept a volunteer.  Reach out to firms in any city where you have potential accommodations for the summer, such as staying with your parents in your hometown or with a relative or friend in another city.  Focus on cities that do not have law schools since they will have less market saturation.  For assistance in creating your own opportunity, schedule a counseling session with a Career Services Counselor.