Vanderbilt in Venice provides you with the opportunity to split your 1L summer. In most cases, attending Venice allows you a maximum of six weeks of work prior to the start of fall 2L on campus interviews. Below is a sampling of internships that have been recently available to our students.

Your professional growth is our utmost concern and our primary goal is to assist you in your search to identify a position which delivers on that intention. Making an early decision to attend Vanderbilt in Venice helps to significantly bolster your internship search. Program Director Michael Newton is available to answer your questions and provide you with experienced guidance as you navigate your search.

Recent ILSP Summer Internships

  • U.S. Government Agencies
    • Center for Law and Military Operations, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Center and School
    • Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Special Advisor for Law of War and Related Matters
    • Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau, Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division
    • U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps
    • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
    • U.S. Consulate, Political/Economic Section, Milan, Italy
    • U.S. Court of International Trade
    • U.S. Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, International Affairs Division
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Human Rights Violator Law Division
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Human Rights Division
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Compliance Branch
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of International Affairs
    • U.S. Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative
    • U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation Section/Civil Division
    • U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service, Office of General Counsel
    • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs
    • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
    • U.S. Department of State, Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
    • U.S. Department of State, International Organizations Bureau, Office of Peacekeeping, Sanctions, and Counter-Terrorism
    • U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Affairs
    • U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Women's Issues
    • U.S. Department of State, Office of Population, Refugees, & Migration
    • U.S. Department of State. Office of Development and Finance
    • U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel
    • U.S. Embassy, Economic/General Policy Unit, London, England
    • U.S. Embassy, Office of Legal Counsel, The Hague, Netherlands
    • U.S. Marine Corps, Judge Advocate General's Corps
    • U.S. Military Commissions, Office of the Prosecutor
    • U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
    • U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Political and Specialized Agencies Section
    • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement
  • International Organizations
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group, Tilleke & Gibbins, Bangkok, Thailand
    • American Bar Association Rule of Law Project, Baku, Azerbaijan
    • European Union Intellectual Property Office (formerly Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market), Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union, Alicante, Spain
    • European Union Intellectual Property Office, Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union, Alicante, Spain
    • Global Constitutional Justice Project, Utrecht, Netherlands
    • Global Rights Compliance, The Hague, Netherlands [STRATEGIC PARTNER] (providing trial support to a team in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia)
    • Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law, the Hague, Netherlands
    • Instituto de Defensa Legal, Lima, Peru
    • International Bar Association, IBA/ICC Monitoring and Outreach Programme, Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France
    • International Civilian Office, International Civilian Office/European Union Special Representative, Pristina, Kosovo
    • International Civilian Office, Pristina, Kosovo
    • International Criminal Court trial team, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Justice Mission, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    • International Law Institute, African Center for Excellence, Kampala, Uganda 
    • Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland 
    • Justice Studies Center of the Americas, Santiago, Chile
    • Kitahama Law Offices, Osaka, Japan
    • Kurdish Regional Government Mission to the U.S., Washington, D.C.
    • Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lagos
    • Ministry of Justice, Lima Peru
    • Section Crimes Contre l'Humanite et Crimes de Guerre/Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Justice, Ottawa Canada
    • Singapore International Arbitration Center
    • Starvation as a Method of War Project, Global Rights Compliance, The Hague, Netherlands [STRATEGIC PARTNER]
    • Supreme Court of Israel, law clerk, Tel Aviv
    • M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands
    • Uganda Law Society, Kampala, Uganda
    • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Legal Development Office, Rome, Italy
    • United Nations Headquarters, Office of Field Operations, New York
    • United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management & Emergency Response, Vienna, Austria
    • United States Agency for International Development Justice for All Activity, J4A, Kyiv, Ukraine
    • World Intellectual Property Organization, Copyright and Related Rights Sector, Geneva, Switzerland
    • World Intellectual Property Organization, IP Enforcement Division & Legislation/Legal Advice Division, Geneva, Switzerland
    • World Intellectual Property Organization, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Division & Copyright Law Division, Geneva, Switzerland
  • International Courts & Tribunals
    • International Criminal Court, defense team, Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto & Joshua Arap Sang, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Criminal Court, trial team, Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain & Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania
    • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, judicial chambers, Arusha, Tanzania
    • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, defense team, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Milosevic trial team, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, trial team, Radovan Karadzic
    • Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office, The Hague, Netherlands
    • Special Tribunal for Lebanon, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Non-Government Organizations
    • American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights
    • American Non-Governmental Coalition for the International Criminal Court; Participating on the delegation to the June 2008 session of the Assembly of States Parties
    • Americans for Immigrant Justice
    • Childreach Africa, Gulu & Kampala, Uganda
    • European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin, Germany
    • European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin, Germany
    • Henry L. Stimson Center
    • Holland & Knight, Community Services team, immigration law practice
    • Human Rights Law Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • Human Rights Watch
    • Human Rights Watch, Terrorism and Human Rights Bureau
    • International Association of Genocide Scholars
    • International Criminal Law Network, The Hague, Netherlands
    • International Criminal Law Network, The Hague, Netherlands
    • L3 Corporation, Office of General Counsel
    • Lily of the Valley HIV Clinic, South Africa
    • Mayer & Brown, the LIST Project to assist Iraqi Refugees, immigration law practice 
    • No Peace Without Justice
    • No Peace Without Justice, Brussels, Belgium 
    • Oxford University Press, Legal Editors
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Human Resources Department (transnational tax work)
    • Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Southern Migrant Legal Services
    • Southern Migrant Legal Services, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
    • M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands 
    • The Heritage Foundation
    • The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
    • World Legal Forum and the International Criminal Law Network, The Hague, Netherlands
    • World Legal Forum Foundation at the International Criminal Law Network, The Hague, Netherlands
    • World Organization for Human Rights USA

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