Internship Experience

CPR Interns typically assist on a variety of projects. CPR's Interns have worked on a special website project entitled Introduction to ADR 101.  It is an impressive and thorough explanation of ADR processes, answering many questions related to Commercial Arbitration and Mediation with links to numerous CPR resources.  Please note, this is a Members Only resource.

Other past projects include:  

  • Conduct searches of legal databases 2-3 times per week for ADR cases, review cases and compile write-ups for noteworthy cases to be posted on CPR’s website.
  • Attend and take minutes at Committee meetings
  • Update cases and assist in editing the “Mediator’s Deskbook.”
  • Citecheck articles appearing in Alternatives
  • Compose a note on class actions in arbitration to be posted on CPR’s website.
  • Write abstracts of books selected for awards from CPR.
  • Attend and assist with CPR’s annual meeting.
  • Compile and input into spreadsheet list of attorneys in member firms working in the healthcare and pharmaceutical area.
  • Create hypothetical based on new Bar Association Ethics opinion.
  • Constructed pages for CPR's website; web content development and social media participation (LinkedIn & Twitter)

CPR thanks our Interns for their enthusiasm, dedication and hard work. 

CPR's Intern Testimonials


"As a summer intern, I had a front-row seat to a wide range of CPR’s operations. The CPR team went above and beyond my expectations to ensure this summer was a positive and beneficial experience for the interns. Not only did my CPR internship provide great exposure to the world of ADR, but it also turned out to be a fantastic opportunity to work with and learn from a talented, dedicated, and congenial team of individuals."

- Lucy McKinstry
Duke University

"This was one of the most productive summers of my life. My first day as an intern at CPR, President Obama announced that he was nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. As soon as I got to the office, I began to diligently research Sotomayor’s judicial ADR history. Russ and I were able to write and post articles on the website shortly thereafter. Interns at CPR always feel like an essential part of the team. From day one, the staff here immediately trusted me with challenging yet important and enjoyable responsibilities that motivated me to learn more about dispute resolution and prevention."

-  Andrew Gange
University of Missouri School of Law

"Interning for CPR allowed me to experience first-hand what it is like to work in the Marketing field. I was given real responsibilities and projects which opened my eyes to all aspects of Marketing. Working at CPR also taught me what it is like to work in a team. Everyone at CPR was always willing to lend a helping hand and made me feel welcome right from day one. I am certain that the skills I have acquired during my time at CPR are skills which I will carry with me as I continue my career path in Marketing. I couldn’t ask for a better experience."

- Kiersten Duffey
Miami University