Tag Archives: Government & Public Interest

2015 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION WEBINAR

The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 pm.  

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

To register for the webinar, please click the link below.

Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on the EJW website soon.

If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit their website or contact fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

Depending on funding, EJW provides between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

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.