1L in-house internships usually paid?

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1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby Yukos » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:11 pm

I apologize for asking a question that will be easily answered by the CSO of whatever school I end up going to, but I'm curious about this. If you end up doing your 1L summer in a large company's legal department (assuming these internships exist) are they usually paid or unpaid? If paid is it around how much a 1L SA is or way less? I'm guessing they're not covered by summer PI funding so unpaid would be tough.

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Re: 1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby hephaestus » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:20 pm

It depends. It can be unpaid if it is for academic credit. It can't be for both academic credit and money (I think). And no, its not going to pay as much as a 1L SA, unless the SA is substantially below market.
SA positions pay so much because the firm is trying to lock you in for 2L and after graduation, so they spend for that privilege. The company (with few exceptions) is not going to hire you right out of school, so you are being used for cheap labor.

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Re: 1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby Yukos » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:57 am

ImNoScar wrote:It depends. It can be unpaid if it is for academic credit. It can't be for both academic credit and money (I think). And no, its not going to pay as much as a 1L SA, unless the SA is substantially below market.
SA positions pay so much because the firm is trying to lock you in for 2L and after graduation, so they spend for that privilege. The company (with few exceptions) is not going to hire you right out of school, so you are being used for cheap labor.


Makes perfect sense, thanks.

If it's for academic credit, do you have to pay for those credits?

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Re: 1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby PriOSky » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:16 am

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Re: 1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby hephaestus » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:26 am

Yukos wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:It depends. It can be unpaid if it is for academic credit. It can't be for both academic credit and money (I think). And no, its not going to pay as much as a 1L SA, unless the SA is substantially below market.
SA positions pay so much because the firm is trying to lock you in for 2L and after graduation, so they spend for that privilege. The company (with few exceptions) is not going to hire you right out of school, so you are being used for cheap labor.


Makes perfect sense, thanks.

If it's for academic credit, do you have to pay for those credits?

Yes, unfortunately. However, most I have seen have been paid. As far as how much, I have seen anywhere between 10 and 30 dollars am hour. The average seems to be 20 or 25.
This has just been my experience, some may pay more or less.

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Re: 1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby Yukos » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:55 am

ImNoScar wrote:
Yukos wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:It depends. It can be unpaid if it is for academic credit. It can't be for both academic credit and money (I think). And no, its not going to pay as much as a 1L SA, unless the SA is substantially below market.
SA positions pay so much because the firm is trying to lock you in for 2L and after graduation, so they spend for that privilege. The company (with few exceptions) is not going to hire you right out of school, so you are being used for cheap labor.


Makes perfect sense, thanks.

If it's for academic credit, do you have to pay for those credits?

Yes, unfortunately. However, most I have seen have been paid. As far as how much, I have seen anywhere between 10 and 30 dollars am hour. The average seems to be 20 or 25.
This has just been my experience, some may pay more or less.


At the schools I'm looking at, summer PI funding ends up being about 10/hour, so 20 is actually pretty good.

Thanks to both of you, curiosity satiated :)

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Re: 1L in-house internships usually paid?

Postby dingbat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

PriOSky wrote:1L in-house internships can pay anything from $0 to $2000+/week depending on the company.

To second this, I've seen jobs advertise unpaid, $10/hour, $15/hour...35/hour, 1700/week




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