MLK Internships


Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Martin Luther King Jr. Internship Program provides a paid, 10-week opportunity for talented law students to spend their summer experiencing the real world of legal aid advocacy. MLKs work under the supervision of seasoned Legal Aid attorneys in our offices and projects across the state, bringing legal theory to life by doing substantive work on real cases for real clients. MLKs also have priority when applying for attorney positions at Legal Aid after graduation. If you are passionate about equal justice for all and want a meaningful, skill-building summer internship, then commit to becoming an MLK today.


Students from North Carolina law schools should apply through their school’s career services office. On-campus interviews take place in September. Students from Massachusetts law schools should attend the Government/Public Interest Recruitment Program in the fall. Other law students should apply directly to Legal Aid by sending a cover letter, résumé and writing sample (10 pages or less) by email​ or by mail to Attn: MLK Internship, 224 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27611. Most positions are filled in the fall, but unfilled positions will remain open until filled.

Meet our MLKs

Check out our Facebook page to meet past MLKs and learn about the great work they did for our clients.