Every year, the Yale Law Journal hires a small cohort of paid undergraduate interns to assist with the Journal’s operations.
We are seeking interns for the 2021-2022 academic year. Interns will also be expected to work a few hours (remotely) during summer 2021. The commitment is relatively light: interns should expect roughly one assignment of 5-10 hours per month, with periodic additional assignments of varying lengths, as well as opportunities to volunteer to take on additional assignments. Interns will be supervised by the Yale Law Journal’s Managing Editors, Josh Altman (email@example.com) and Sammy Bensinger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The internship involves three components:
- Editorial and proofreading work. The Journal will be publishing approximately eight issues during the 2021-2022 academic year: approximately seven typical issues and one special issue. Each intern will be responsible for nine proofreading assignments: three in the fall or winter and six in the spring.
- Anonymizing student submissions. Five times each year, the Journal accepts submissions from current Yale Law School students. Each intern will be responsible for assisting with several of these drop dates by anonymizing and preparing the submissions for the Notes and Comments Committee’s review.
- Updating the Journal’s submissions portal database. The Journal recently upgraded to a new submission portal. Each intern will be responsible for maintaining certain information in the new portal, including reviewing and reconciling duplicate entries in the Journal’s contacts database and tracking where pieces the Journal rejects are ultimately published.
To apply, please send a single PDF document containing a cover letter, one-page resume, undergraduate transcript, and a writing sample (5-10 double-spaced pages of academic work) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM.