Summer 2023 Applications Are Now Closed, Stay Tuned for Summer 2024 Updates.

The ATJ Developing Leadership Intern Program is a unique opportunity for rising 2Ls to gain the insight and skills needed to become the next generation of access to justice leaders. The program will be held over a six-week period from Monday, May 15 to Friday, June 23, 2023. Interns will receive $3000 in compensation for their participation. Four students, one from each of Louisiana’s four law schools, will be selected to participate in the program. Each intern will be sponsored by a private law firm and will work with various civil legal aid and legal service programs in Louisiana. The sponsoring legal organizations are, Butler Snow, Entergy, the LSBA’s Civil Law & Litigation section, and Phelps Dunbar.

Each week the program will focus on the various civil legal needs of low-income people, the ways in which organizations within the justice community address those needs, and how these services are increasing the quality of life for those served. Interns will gain hands-on experience with Louisiana’s civil legal aid and legal services organizations including, but not limited to, interviewing clients, attending court hearings, and participating in community outreach efforts. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to tour the Louisiana Supreme Court as well as meet appellate and trial court judges who have been actively involved in developing and supporting pro bono efforts throughout Louisiana.

Applications are due to the law schools by 5:00pm, Friday, February 10, 2023. Applications can be accessed at this link.  Please contact Professor Robert Lancaster at with any questions about the application process.

Up to five qualified candidates may be selected for interviews with the applicable sponsoring law firm.  Law school selections will be made by Friday, February 10, 2023. After the law school makes its selections, each of the applicants will then be interviewed by the sponsoring law firm. The sponsoring law firm will notify the selected applicant by Friday, March 17, 2023.

Internship Information

  • Program Dates: May 15 to June 23, 2023
  • Program Stipend: $3,000
  • Apply through this link:
  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Selection Notification Date: Friday, March 17, 2023

See the 2023 ATJ Internship Flyer – LSU.

Provide Website Feedback / Accessibility Statement / Privacy Statement