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Family Law Legal Internship

KARAMAH seeks law student interns for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Internship positions are typically unpaid. However, students may earn credit hours from their respective law schools or seek fellowships to fund their work with KARAMAH. Law students who are available to volunteer 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the academic year, or a minimum of 30 hours during the summer, are eligible to apply. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. Interns will be required to travel to both our Rockville, MD and Washington D.C. offices as the office requires.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities

KARAMAH provides training for judges, lawyers and advocates on issues of family law and related matters throughout the United States. Legal interns will work under the supervision of the KARAMAH’s team to help develop introductory legal curricula for specific programs, and provide support on many of KARAMAH’s programs and initiatives on a full range of family law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and protective orders. Tentative projects include researching domestic and international laws that concern Muslim women, researching current law reviews and journals for current topics related to Muslim women, and providing internal legal support to the organization.


– Interns should be currently enrolled in law school or recent law school graduates – Superior communications skills – Experience with legal research – High attention to detail – Interest in Family Law, Domestic Violence, and/or Human Rights -Experience in Islamic Studies is preferred but not required

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter indicating when you are available to intern, and how many hours per week you are available. A full application includes a cover letter, resume, transcript, a 5 page-writing sample, and contact information for two references. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Please send your application to rabdulaleem@karamah.org with “Legal Internship Application” clearly marked in the subject line along with the semester for which you are seeking the internship.

Internship Application Deadlines

Spring internship (January-May): November 15

Summer internships (June–August): March 15

Fall internships (September–December): August 1

Please note: ALL application materials are due by the above dates and all internships at KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights  are unpaid.

** Final considerations will not be made until all documents are received.**