AMA Career Opportunities

Legal internships

The Office of General Counsel (OGC), the legal department of the AMA, is recruiting law students enrolled in American Bar Association accredited law schools to clerk at the AMA Headquarters in Chicago during the summer academic semester.  

Interns will provide support to OGC attorneys by conducting primary research of case law and literature, prepare memoranda on various issues, assist in drafting and analyzing a variety of contracts and matters, and provide general support on ongoing OGC projects and initiatives.

Subject matters will include corporate law, nonprofit matters, intellectual property, licensing, promotions, health law, data security and privacy – all within the context of an in-house legal department supporting the AMA mission. 

Interns will also be able to attend the AMA’s Annual Meeting in June to observe the formal proceedings and discussion on policy, governance, social and health care issues on a national platform, with special focus on how OGC attorneys support the proceedings. 

Eligibility & hours

Law students in their second or third year, or students who are pursuing advanced legal degrees, are preferred. Generally, the OGC accepts two interns. Summer internships are full time (37.50 hours per week). The OGC Internship Program offers neither wage nor compensation. Law student applicants receiving academic credit from their law school are preferred. We no longer accept interns for the fall or spring semester. 

Application criteria

Interested candidates must submit: 

  1. A cover letter articulating your interest in the AMA. 
  2. A single page resume.
  3. Unofficial law school transcripts with your law school GPA to date.
  4. A writing sample under 500 words. 


Candidates should submit their application materials electronically to OGC paralegal Amanda Spark, MJ. All interested candidates can apply as early as Jan. 15th. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15th. Interviews will be conducted in late February and March, and the internship start date will be in late May or early June.