Internship Program Structure
Our internship program is structured sequentially. The intern begins with a period of research and observation, followed by a period of co-mediation, and then, if the intern is approved, a period of lead mediation. All steps of our internship program are fully supervised by certified mediators. Interns are involved in all stages of a file, from initial contact with the clients and counsel, intake/screening interviews, pre-mediation preparation, mediations, follow up, drafting memoranda arising from the mediation, continued correspondence with parties and counsel, and file closing. Briefing and de-briefing takes place before and after each contact with the clients.
Note: we offer full (100 hours) or partial (50 hours) internships.
Duration of the Program
Our internship program is flexible and we will work, as best we can, with the intern’s own schedule. Those interns with more time will be assigned more cases, and those with less time can generally be accommodated as well. Scheduling mediations can be time-consuming and complex, particularly if there are counsel and multiple parties involved. Not all clients consent to the participation of an intern.