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Externship Opportunities

Office of General Counsel Externship Programs

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) recruits law student externs to work at the AMA Headquarters in Chicago during the summer, fall, and spring academic semesters.

Externships are unpaid by the AMA. Participants must verify in a cover letter that they will seek course credit for their work in accordance with the requirements of their academic program.  The OGC Externship Program offers neither wage nor compensation, nor may externships be taken on a volunteer basis.

Externs will have the opportunity to work with both health and corporate law attorneys while providing support for ongoing projects and initiatives within the OGC. Work will include health and corporate law matters, appropriate to divisional need, experience and the preference of the extern. Previous externs have had the opportunity to research and draft memoranda on various health and corporate law issues; interact with AMA physician members and AMA staff in diverse areas; attend educational sessions; and prepare briefs and other materials for litigation.

Law students in their second or third year, or students who are pursuing advanced legal degrees, are preferred. Generally, the OGC accepts two externs per semester. Continuous placement opportunities are available. Summer externships are full-time (37.50 hours per week), while fall and spring placements are part-time (minimum 15-20 hours per week).

To apply, candidates should submit a résumé, cover letter (including course credit verification), unofficial transcripts/law school GPA to date, and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth LaRocca
Office of General Counsel
AMA Plaza
330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 39300
Chicago  IL  60611
Tuyet Tran
Office of General Counsel
AMA Plaza
330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 39300  
Chicago  IL  60611    

Start dates:

Fall Externship
Start date: Late August/Early September
Expression of interest and résumés accepted commencing April 1

Spring Externship
Start date: Late January/Early February
Expression of interest and résumés accepted commencing October 1

Summer Externship
Start Date: Late May/Early June
Expression of interest and résumés accepted commencing January 15.

Please indicate which academic term(s) you are interested in when submitting all materials.  Thank you.