Tag Archives: Government & Public Interest

Applications DUE for Fall Externships on Friday, April 18!

Students: The applications for Fall 2014 Externships and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the qualifications and required application material. (Please note that the application qualifications and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  Apply Now

You need to have a resume uploaded on Symplicity in order to view the postings.  Schedule your appointment with a Career Counselor today to review your application materials and discuss the opportunities in a one-on-one setting.  You can schedule your appointment directly on the Symplicity homepage by clicking “Request An Appointment” on the right-hand side of the page.

Remember, you can only view job postings and OCI opportunities that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.

2014 John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2014 Program. 

The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice.  Students must already have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

This fellowship is open to all law students and first year law students are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be received by Monday, March 31, 2014.  Early submissions are welcome.  The complete application can be found here.  For more information about this fellowship, visit the website at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/john_j_curtin_jr_fellowship1.html.

DCF Children’s Legal Services Presentation on Tuesday

The Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services (CLS) will be on campus onAdvocate Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:00 in Room 560 for an information session open to all students.  Tricia Meisner and Jennifer Maes will discuss how CLS came to exist out of the Department of Children and Families, how to apply for CLS openings and what they look for in candidates.  Bring your lunch and learn about this public interest organization that has a large presence throughout Florida! 

RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to careerservices@fcsl.edu to let us know you plan to attend!

FBI Coming on Campus!

Interested in learning about working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation?  Well, here’s your chance to attend a presentation with representatives from the Jacksonville Division of the FBI!  OnFBI Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 550, Coastal Law is pleased to welcome members of the FBI legal and human resources departments as well as a current 2L intern who will be discussing such topics as:

  • The Hiring Process “Special Agent or Professional Support”
  • Drug Policy
  • Language Proficiency
  • Application Core Questions
  • Critical Skills
  • Internships

RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to careerservices@fcsl.edu to reserve your spot TODAY for this exciting and rare opportunity to learn about the FBI (no need to reserve in both places)!  Lunch and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!

We Have Fantastic Externship Opportunities!

Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities with corporations, public interest employers and government entities are now available for a limited time! A few examples of unique Spring Externshipsexternship opportunities available for 2Ls and 3Ls with a low number of applicants thus far include:

  • Web.com
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • North Florida Public Land Trust
  • Public Defender’s Office – multiple locations
  • State Attorney’s Office – multiple locations
  • Three Rivers Legal Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Log onto Symplicity for all the latest opportunities and be sure to get your application materials in order before Friday, October 11th!

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application Open!

The Class of 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application will launch Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM (Eastern Time).  The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates created more than three decades ago by Executive Order. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, and is designed to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. The PMF Program instills a a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government. You may access the application on www.USAJOBS.gov, or from the PMF homepage, www.PMF.gov.  Remember to study the PMF Assessment Preparation Guide (available at http://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/assessment-process.aspx) before you begin the on-line assessment portion of the application.

Also, the assessment is not timed, but be sure to submit your completed application by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Interested in Learning about the Air Force JAG Corps?

Sign up for the upcoming OCI on October 28th! We strongly encourage any students or alumni United States Air Force Demonstration Team Performing During Air Showinterested in learning about or applying for commission in the Air Force JAG Corps to apply for an upcoming informational interview. Though it has no weight on your application, it will provide you with a contact in the organization and allow you an opportunity for that all important FIRST IMPRESSION to stand out in the best light possible!

OCI: U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, Graduates
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
Location: Worldwide
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, Experiential Learning/OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab