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.
The Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services (CLS) will be on campus on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you plan to attend!
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! On 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
RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to email@example.com 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!
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 externship opportunities available for 2Ls and 3Ls with a low number of applicants thus far include:
- 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!
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.
Sign up for the upcoming OCI on October 28th! We strongly encourage any students or alumni interested 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
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
Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meet fellow, public interest-minded students, graduates and practitioners in the field? Then the Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the event for you. With more than 115 public interest employers, 1,200 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss it.
|April 23 – September 5||Employer registration and job posting|
|August 13 – September 12||Student and recent graduate registration and application|
|September 13 – October 11||Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying or seeking an interview)|
|September 19 – October 3||Employer application review and interview selection|
|September 19 – October 8||Student and recent graduate accept/decline interview invitations|
|October 4||Last day to reserve a hotel room  at our discounted rate|
|October 11||Last day for student and recent graduate refund requests|
|October 25 – 26||Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair|
Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate
Those attending the Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career, sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and Stanford Law School, must register online even if you are just attending for a conference session or Table Talk.
If you decide not to attend, you have until 5 p.m. EST October 11 to cancel your registration and receive a full refund. Cancellations after 5 p.m. EST October 11 will not be refunded.
A list of employers registered so far for the 2013 Conference and Career Fair can be found here.
To view available positions before you register, log in using username EJWguest and password guest. Click Job Search under Jobs & Internships in the top menu bar to view a list of active positions. Note: Employers may register and post jobs until September 5, so keep checking back as positions are added.
Note: Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during “Table Talk” on Friday and Saturday.
Students: Mark Your Calendars for Army JAG Corps!
On Friday, September 13th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 425 an Army JAG Corps officer will be conducting an information session for all students interested in learning about careers and internship opportunities in JAG.
This is an especially great opportunity for first semester 1Ls to learn about jobs and life in the JAG Corps and speak one-on-one with a Captain in the Army JAG. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ll be joining us!