Student Interns and Fellows

Student Interns and Fellows at ACLC

At ACLC, we regularly host student interns both during the summer and the school year.  We also have also had the privilege of hosting fellows from Skadden Fellowship and Equal Justice Works. We consider this work with students and recent graduates to be integral to our work here in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and we welcome inquiries regarding possible internship or fellowship positions with us.

The duties of our interns vary depending upon the student’s interests and Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center’s current needs. Students can expect to be involved in our work on issues of miners’ safety and health and environmental justice.  Past interns have assisted in investigating potential cases in our practice areas, prepared for and attended depositions and trials, and drafted pleadings and briefs. If you are interested in working with us as a summer intern or during the school year, please send us a letter of interest, a writing sample, and a copy of your resume. Interns are responsible for securing their own funding.

The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center has sponsored successful proposals for Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellowships.  We are presently hosting a Skadden Fellow and one of our attorneys was an Equal Justice Works Fellow. We are open to sponsoring law students interested in pursuing a public interest fellowship. As the economy of the coalfields changes, we are expanding our work through fellowships into new areas and are open to proposals for special projects that may be outside of our established practice areas.

For more information on internships, contact Steve Sanders at, or call our office at (606) 633-3929.