Fellows / Interns

Law Student Interns/Externs:

Thank you for your interest! DRM has an established and dynamic student internship program, and we welcome you to apply and join our community of more than 100 intern alumni.  DRM also works with legal externs to gain valuable real-world legal experience for law school credit.  To learn more about student internship and/or externship opportunities, please email Payton Aldridge Esq., at PaytonA@DisabilityRightsMd.org.

Summer Law Student Internships:

DRM is offers several Summer legal internship positions to focus on advancing the rights of people with disabilities in Maryland communities. The interns will work closely with DRM’s attorneys to provide comprehensive advocacy, which may include investigating complaints of rights violations; assisting with intake and client communication; conducting legal research and writing; assisting with individual casework; and supporting systemic advocacy around how proposed government policies will affect people with disabilities. 

Photo of Isis Pitt a young Black woman with long braids and a white blouse“My favorite thing about DRM is the staff. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I feel that I can talk to anyone without the fear of being judged. I also enjoy the work that they do for the community as a whole. DRM works really hard to help those with disabilities all over Maryland and everyone in DRM always puts their all into their work.” -Isis Pitt (University of Maryland)

Photo of Sage Viohl a young white woman with black rimmed glasses, red hair, and brown patterned blouse

“I love the friendly and collaborative atmosphere! All of the full-time employees I’ve met have been kind and willing to help me learn new things and expand my lawyering skills, which has been really nice.” -Sage Viohl (Georgia College & State University)


DRM welcomes inquiries about post-graduate legal fellowships and has hosted Equal Justice Works, Skadden, OSI and other fellows in previous years. Beginning June 1st of each year, we review applications and proposals to support fellows for Equal Justice Works and Skadden fellowships. We enjoy partnering with and supporting our fellows to develop innovative and effective proposals and providing support and mentorship to ensure fellows have a rewarding experience.   DRM establishes a priority deadline of June 1st for contacting us about your interest in working with us on a Skadden or EJW proposal; however, feel free to send an inquiry, even after June 1st, to ask if we have committed our support for the fall application cycle.  To make an inquiry, email Megan Berger, Esq., Megan.Berger@DisabilityRightsMD.org with information about your area of interest and ideas for a fellowship project.

Emily Galik, former UPenn Catalyst legal fellow with DRM: “My fellowship at Disability Rights Maryland allowed me to grow exponentially as a lawyer and an advocate. Besides working on cases involving more traditional litigation, I was able to advise and work directly with clients, conduct investigations, and explore a range of local professional development opportunities. My year-long fellowship also allowed me to build and maintain relationships with clients, stakeholders, and the local legal community—an opportunity I rarely had while working in seasonal intern positions.”