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Penn Law International Internship Program (PLIIP)

Each summer, PLIIP places students in internship positions at local law firms around the world, giving students cross-cultural experience and a better understanding of foreign legal practice.


Corporate and Transactional Law from a Local Perspective

Lawyers today are increasingly expected to consult international sources, draw from comparative examples, or reconcile different cultural expectations as they tackle legal issues.  By utilizing our exceptional network of international alumni and professional connections, Penn Law is able to offer pre-selected internship opportunities with preeminent law firms around the globe.  PLIIP supports internships in foreign firms, rather than the foreign offices of American or multinational firms.

How it Works

Any 1L or 2L currently enrolled at Penn Law is eligible to apply for PLIIP. All applications are submitted January. Students may apply for multiple internship placements- but must submit a separate resume and cover letter to each placement for which they wish to be considered.

Please note that the individual criteria used for selecting an intern lies solely within the discretion of the overseas firm, as does the degree of follow-up they choose to pursue with their candidates. Notifications of internship offers are generally made in February or March.


A Selection of Former Placement Organizations 

Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)
Barun Law (Korea)
Beijing Arbitration Commission (China)
Bermeo & Bermeo (Ecuador)
Brigard & Urrutia Abogados (Colombia)
Celfin Capital (Chile)
Cocuzza & Associati (Italy)
Kim & Chang (Korea)
Lehman, Lee & Xu (China)
Melli Darsa (Indonesia)
Nishimura & Asahi (Japan)
Richards Cardinal (Argentina) 
Wiener.Soto.Caparros (Argentina)
XXIV Old Buildings  (United Kingdom)
Yulchon LLC (Korea)