Practising Law Institute 2018 Summer Internship Program in New York, New York

Practising Law Institute 2018 Summer Internship Program

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a small team of enthusiastic interns to join PLI for a 10-week internship program this summer. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to gain professional business experience in their field of interest in a supportive learning environment.


The internship program will begin on June 4th and end on August 10th in our midtown Manhattan office. This is a paid internship with a salary of $15 per hour. A typical work schedule will be 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (including an unpaid one hour lunch break), Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Friday. PLI closes early on Friday during the summer months.

Our internship program will offer students the opportunity to learn, perform tasks and take part in projects that relate to their academic majors. A unique feature of our internship program is weekly attendance at the Speakers’ Series, which are short presentations from various departments providing an overview of our operations, career guidance and more!

Below is a brief description of the departments seeking interns and corresponding internship assignment:

  • Continuing Legal Education

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) department applies for and maintains CLE credit in 45 United States’ jurisdictions that have a mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirement.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include entering accreditation data into PLI’s internal business system, entering customer evaluation data into regulator portals, archiving compliance documents and updating landing pages of CLE products.

  • Marketing

The Marketing department is responsible for the overall marketing efforts of PLI through a multi-channel approach, which includes traditional marketing, direct mail and social media.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include helping to develop strategic marketing approaches and creating content to be used across digital efforts. This includes email, social media, AdWords and SEO, HTML coding and deployment of marketing emails, monitoring and engaging social communities and assisting team with research, as needed.

  • Accounting

The Accounting department maintains financial books and records.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include reviewing and analyzing customer data, creating excel reports and communicating with the Accounting team and customers to verify information.

  • Information Technology (UX, Helpdesk, Multimedia)

The IT department evaluates, recommends and implements technologies as well as performs maintenance and upgrades/updates on software operating systems and databases in the PLI offices.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include collaborating and providing support to our business analysts, software engineers and designers on projects, helping with data mapping and validation, verifying application functionality and usability, monitoring analytics, finding useful trends and competitor analysis while following Agile methodology.

  • Research & Development (Interactive Learning Center or ILC)

    Develop instructional innovations and improvements for current and future interactive PLI’s education programs.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include helping to create marketing pieces and advertisements that will raise visibility of the ILC via social media platforms.

  • Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing

The Legal Information Services and Electronic Publishing is responsible for the strategy, creation, and ongoing development of PLI PLUS, our online research platform. This department also supports customers with training and sells publishing products to law school and manage their accounts.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include locating ebook files and/or generating them via an automated generation process, evaluating files for completeness, performing basic XML cleanup, managing ebook components using PLI’s content management systems, deploying ebooks to our online research database, PLI Plus and assist with other projects as needed.

  • Programs

The Programs department is responsible for all programming content for the Live programs, Live Webcasts, Groupcasts, One-Hour Briefings, as well as subsequent archived (on demand) content at PLI.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include assisting with live Pro Bono programs, revision of the Program Coordinator training manual, program calendar migration from Excel to Outlook, monitoring the Pro Bono inbox and directing inquires to the appropriate person, and reviewing program attendance lists.

  • Publishing

The Publishing department is responsible for publishing three types of products - Treatises, Answer Books and Course Handbooks.

Internship Assignment:

Responsibilities include cite checking, proofreading, editing and research.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Qualified interns fall under one of the following categories:

  • Rising senior college undergraduate

  • 2018 college graduate from an accredited undergraduate program

  • Current law school student

  • 2018 or recent law school graduate

  • Must be available to participate in the program the full 10 weeks, beginning June 4th and ending August 10th.

  • Must have the ability to work Monday – Thursday from 9 or 9:30 am – 5 or 5:30 pm plus shorter day on Friday. In addition, attendance at the intern Speakers’ Series for the duration of the program is mandatory.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Some intern assignments will require familiarity with department-specific software.

  • Some intern assignments will require current attendance at law school, completion of law school, or graduate studies in a particular field.

  • Must have the ability to provide recommendation letters from school and/or previous employer.

  • Will be required to provide documentation of academic record displaying a GPA of 3.2 or higher.


For 85 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education. PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong.

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on demand programs for thousands of participants each day. PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute. The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center.

Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

Qualified internship applicants please submit your resume and cover letter online. Only candidates who provide a cover letter which includes identifying a department(s) of interest will be considered. Due to the volume of applications we will not be able to respond to all candidates who apply.

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website Thank you for your interest in working at PLI.

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