Students interested in the Semester in Practice Program must first apply to Suffolk Law to participate. Once students have been accepted into the Semester in Practice Program, then they apply to the organizations of interest.

Application package must include:

  • Current resume
    • A resume detailing your professional and educational experience, if possible
      particularly in the area of the proposed internship, including previous internships,
      travel, education, employment, extracurricular activities, honors, languages, etc.
    • Students are advised to take advantage of SULS’s Career Development Office to
      have their resumes reviewed/critiqued prior to applying.
  • Official or unofficial transcript (Registrar generated, not a self-produced grade sheet).
  • Two references (professors and/or professional supervisors). Provide their names, associated
    title, nature of relationship and full contact information.
  • Statement of interest The Statement of Interest is a short essay or cover letter explaining why you are applying for the program; the type of internship opportunity sought; and what you will bring to such an internship. Please do not simply repeat your resume/CV. More specifically, in the Statement of Interest, you should include:
    • The type of internship opportunity sought (if known, the particular organization(s)
      for which you would like to apply);
    • How the opportunity relates to your career goals;
    • The specific educational objectives you hope to achieve through the program;
    • Significant relevant academic and professional accomplishments;
    • Experience that may be relevant to the field or work of an internship organization,
      including, for example, study or work abroad or work in the United States involving
      international issues;
    • Undergraduate or graduate courses of study in areas involving international issues
      and/or area of law involving the internship; and
    • Foreign language abilities (please indicate, as precisely as you can, your level of

Submit the required documents in a single PDF document via email to and Please collate the materials in the order listed above. Use your name as the title of the PDF (ie: "J. Smith Semester in Practice Application"). All required materials must be submitted simultaneously by the deadline.

Applications are evaluated based on the qualifications of the student to complete the internship program, the quality of the opportunity, how well the opportunity supports the student’s career and academic plans; the student's demonstrated interest in international and comparative law, the student's overall academic and professional record, and any other factors deemed relevant.

Students will be notified of the decision made on their applications as soon as practicable.