Category Archives: Alternative Career Internships

CBS Legal Diversity Internship

The CBS Law Department is accepting applications for its 2012 Diversity Internship Program.  Go to the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s website (Click here) to access the internship application.  Don’t delay in applying – applications must be postmarked no later than MARCH 23, 2012!

Interested in a Broadcasting Career? Part 2

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs department welcomes intern applicants year round.  NAB is a trade association that advocates on behalf of free, local radio and television stations and broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the courts.  NAB intern projects focus on a variety of legal issues, including regulatory, copyright, and various First Amendment Issues.  Intern responsibilities can include:

  • Analyzing legal issues and drafting memoranda
  • Drafting pleadings and letters
  • Composing regulatory alerts for NAB members
  • Monitoring ongoing rulemaking proceedings and other regulatory activity
  • Assisting with responses to member inquiries

Applications are accepted for Fall, Spring, and Summer internships.  The application deadline for Summer internships is March 31, 2012.  Click here for more information on the NAB Intern Program and for application details.



Law Clerk Internship on Capital Hill

Interested in being involved in federal politics?  Log onto your Symplicity account to get more information about a Law Clerk internship with a U.S. Senate Committee.  The position offers law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. 

The Law Clerk will assist the Committee staff in conducting document review, policy and legal research, drafting memoranda, contributing to reports and preparing for hearings. 

This position is open to current law students and recent graduates.  The position is located in Washington, D.C., and applicants should be available full-time.

Summer Judicial Intern Opportunity – 1L’s & 2L’s

Ever heard of a job opportunity where the first 500 applicants are guaranteed an interview??

Neither had I until I read about the summer 2012 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.  This program is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students. It is a wonderful program, and it is customary for several Florida Coastal students to be selected for one of these internships each year.

The ABA begins accepting applications for second-year students on November 1, and December 1 for first-year students. The deadline for applying is January 6, 2012, but the program has “rolling” admission so applying early will definitely help you. And remember, the first 500 applicants will be guaranteed at least one interview!  This is pretty amazing!

Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge in participating cities. Participating judges are from Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA: Seattle, WA; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. Students selected to the program will receive an award of $1,500. The award is intended to be reimbursement of some of the expenses associated with the placement.

Internship opportunities were offered to 191 minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students last year. Please see this year’s flyer, program description, and frequently asked questions page. Students wanting to apply to this year’s program can begin the process by accessing the program application, eligibility requirements, specific information on locations and all of the above information on the program website:

Want to Work with a Sports Team?

Do you dream of working with a sports team?  If so, you need to start building your network of connections while you are in law school.  Internships are key in that process. 

So, how can you apply for internships with sports teams?  Come to the CSD office and check out The Sports Internship Book.  This book has contact information for internships with major leauge teams, minor leauge teams, athletic conferences, university athletic departments and much more!  The application deadlines for summer internships are coming up soon – so don’t delay!

Alternative Legal Positions on Symplicity

There are a number of alternative legal position postings on Symplicity right now, so log-in to your account today to get more information and to apply!

  • Department of State Intern – Obtain a coveted inside look into Foreign Service, the positions and the responsibilities that are possible. Qualifications: U.S. citizenship.  Have good academic standing.  Successfully complete a background investigation.  Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance. Be a full- or part-time graduate student.
  • Director of Immigration Assistance –  This position is responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of programs that assure immigrants and refugees are making a successful adjustment to life in the region, are being treated fairly, and have access to the services they need. The immigration legal services caseload for this position will be heavily focused on family based immigration needs.  Professional qualifications: Law degree, or advanced degree in social work, international affairs, human rights, or a similar field. NOTE: If a law degree, admission to the bar of any state in the U.S. (or a recent law graduate who has taken the bar in July 2011) is expected. At least 3 years experience in immigrant and refugee rights preferred.  Commitment to intercultural/interfaith understanding and cooperation.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Fluency in English (required) and in Spanish (highly preferred).
  • Legislative Analyst– Under close supervision of a staff director and committee members, the legislative analyst is responsible for researching and preparing staff analyses, reports, proposed budgets, substantive legislation, responding to inquiries, and developing correspondence.  Professional Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in research, analysis, program planning and evaluation, or administrative work.  A doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.

In-House Internship Posting on Symplicity – Apply Today!

If you are interested in in-house legal work, there is an excellent opportunity posted on Symplicity for an in-house internship with a Jacksonville company.  The company is looking for a 3L to serve as a legal intern for the office of the General Counsel.  The selected student will be required to work between 10 – 12 hours for 12 weeks.  When applying, be sure to include your area of interest in your cover letter – Mergers & Acquisitions, Human Resources, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Litigation, etc – because the company will try to match projects with the chosen student’s area of interest.

And, the company is offering a $1500 stipend!

To find out the name of the company and apply for this internship, log onto Symplicity!  If you have any questions about this position, your application materials or logging onto Symplicity, please contact the Career Services Department.


Department of State – Student Career Experience Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is now accepting applications!  The application deadline is September 30, 2011.  If you are interested in a career with the Department of State, this is a great chance to try it out! 

The SCEP allows students to gain Federal work experience while in school and offers the hiring agency the option to convert SCEP participants into the Federal Civil Service.  SCEP participants are paid a government salary and are expected to work either full-time or part-time, as compatible with their course load.  A specific work schedule will be submitted that fits with the student’s academic schedule as well as the bureau’s need.  SCEP positions are typically only available in Washington, D.C., however, individuals interested in working in field offices should contact those locations directly.

Click here for a brochure with details on the application process, selection criteria, contact information for field offices, what to expect if you are selected, and the non-competive conversion to the civil service.