Program Details

We work with both law students and undergraduates considering a career in a law related field. We have three tracts available. Job Description Sitting Judge / Law Clerk Law Firm Special Interest Groups TRACK ONE: Working with a sitting judge allows an in
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Law

Program Overview

Program Description:
The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes COSTA RICA dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; sports marketing gurus and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist with twenty years of working one on one with students, has personally set up many of the internships during his world travels and research. The bigger the dream, the better the internship! 17 Countries.1 Dream.

We work with both law students and undergraduates considering a career in a law related field. We have three tracts available. Job Description Sitting Judge / Law Clerk Law Firm Special Interest Groups TRACK ONE: Working with a sitting judge allows an intern to see the judicial process from the inside out. The main duties working for a judge and a Law Clerk are research oriented. When a judge issues an opinion, it is the staff that assists in the research and writing of the opinion for the benefit of both the defendant and prosecution and the public at large. You will consult the law library as well as public domain for materials that will support the judge's decisions. In addition, there are numerous other pedestrian tasks that go on with the day to day running of a courthouse. There are motions to consider, pre-trial prep work, post-trial filings, a whole range of activities. TRACK TWO: Working for a private law firm provides a fresh angle on the law process. This provides a glimpse into how the private sector operates within the law to both serve clients as well as to make a profit. Working for a law firm may allow one a greater opportunity to pursue specific issues is they social, environmental, or corporate that are of individual interest. You will have the opportunity to sit in on client interviews, assist in evidence recovery, and participate in the marketing process to gain new clients. TRACK THREE: Working for the legal department in a special interest group is a great way to learn the legal process and advocate change that you believe in. We work with organizations that promote women's rights, environmental protection, the public good, animal rights, children's rights among others. Some of these groups have a large legal staff working to promote their agenda including lobbyists in DC. Others are more grass roots and use the legal process as private citizens. Many judicial law clerks had one or two judicial internships while they were in law school. Judges also frequently hire previous judicial interns as judicial law clerks once these judicial interns finish their law school education. Among the most prestigious judicial internships are those in the federal courts and in a state's highest court. Working as a judicial intern at any level of government is usually a means for a law student to gain practical legal experience and familiarity with the court operations. Judicial law clerk positions are significantly more competitive and prestigious than judicial internship positions. Federal judicial clerkships require an intensive application process that is extremely competitive, as there are only a little over 1,200 federal clerkship positions at any one time for all law school graduates. However, similar to a judicial clerkship, a judicial internship can also open up many career opportunities. A judicial intern's selection process is similar, though less competitive, to judicial clerkship positions. Grades, class ranking, and relevant extracurricular activities such as membership in the law school's law review or being a member of the law school's Moot Court Board are usual and important criteria in selecting a judicial intern. A judicial extern or extern law clerk are other titles that are commonly used for a judicial intern. The American Bar Association Section of Litigation accepts judicial internship applications annually.

IGS programs are the best programs for the money. We have purposefully kept cost below our competitors to allow us to work with deserving students. You will get one on one counseling throughout the process and we are available seven days per week. We provide students a letter of reccomendation as needed. And our founder, Dr. David Adams, can serve as a job reference in the future.
Setting Description:
We work in big cities like San Jose as well as rural locations. You can choose your location for most internships. IGS provides a contact person for each country. You will be picked up at the airport and shown your internship location. Next, we will tak you to your housing. You are guaranteed a private room a short commute to your job site. We try to place you where you can make friends easily in parts of town with other students and in housing options with people like yourself. We want you to be comfortable!
Cost:
Four Weeks $2335 Six Weeks $3255 Eight Weeks $3850 Twelve Weeks $4495 $500 more for custom internships Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe cost more per each four weeks.

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