Category Archives: Internships

Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship Application

Caribbean Bar Association

CBA announces its annual scholarship. The scholarship will provide a 6-week Judicial Internship in South Florida and a stipend in the amount of $2,000.00. Applications are   Caribbean Bar Association Logoavailable in Career Services. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2013. As a part of the application process students must complete a 1,000 words or less essay.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

Learn more about the Caribbean Bar Association by clicking here.

Paul Marchand Internship

Arc

The Arc is pleased to begin accepting applications for the Paul Marchand Internship in Disability Public Policy.  The interns in this program will have the opportunity to learn about how federal public policy and regulation impacts the daily lives of people with disabilities and their ability to be as independent as possible. 

Applications for the summer session will be accepted until March 8, 2013. To help offset the costs of working in Washington, DC, the internship fund will provide a $3,000 stipend to interns interested in pursuing a career in disability public policy. 

The fund was created to honor Paul Marchand’s distinguished leadership in the disability community and to encourage a new generation of leaders. 

Application Process

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and reference list of contacts including employers, professors, and mentors.  The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and address why the applicant wants this internship, the knowledge and skills he/she brings to the organization, and where the applicant wants to intern.  If the applicant desires to intern with another host organization, the application should also include a letter from the host organization stating willingness to engage the intern and contribute one-third of the internship to the fund.

Applications are due

March 8th for the summer term  or  May 15th for th fall                                        

Applications can be mailed to:

  • Public Policy Office, The Arc of the United States
  • 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington DC  20006
  • OR e-mailed to Acosta@thearc.org

For More Information

Please contact Annie Acosta, Acosta@thearc.org.

Sarasota Bar Association: Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application

Sarasota Bar Association: Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program is an opportunity for first through third year law students of underrepresented minority backgrounds.The recipients of the scholarships will receive a $5,000 scholarship for tuition and a paid internship in Sarasota. Please do not be discouraged from applying for the scholarship because of the location. If housing is necessary to complete the internship, members of the organization will assist the scholarship recipients in finding a place to live while in Sarasota.

  • Scholarship packets are available in the Career Services Department.
  • Deadline Extended to March 1, 2013
  • Foundation Website: www.cfsarasota.org
  • Bar Association Website: www.sarasotabar.com

Should you  have any questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu

ABA’s 2013 1L SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM with Prudential Financial, Inc.

Prudential

The American Bar Association is pleased to partner for a second year with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student with a disability.  Through this partnership, the American Bar Association will select a student to join the 2013 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000.  Internship positions will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area. A position maybe available in Dallas, TX. 

Read about the 2012 intern’s experiences here.

Internship Responsibilities: The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of the Prudential businesses.  The summer intern will also participate in the summer intern training program, which includes programs presented by Prudential attorneys that highlight different areas of the business and the legal department.  Each intern will be paired with an attorney who will serve as a mentor during the program and will provide guidance on projects.  The summer intern may also have an opportunity to practice interviewing skills, prepare presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects.  The summer internship will run between June 3, 2013 and August 9, 2013.  The summer intern will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis. 

Qualifications: Each applicant must be a member of the American Bar Association and must be a law student enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year of law school and be scheduled for graduation in spring 2015 (full-time students) or spring 2016 (part-time students).  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.  The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest. 

How to Apply: To apply, you must submit a *cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a copy of your transcript to:cdr@americanbar.org orAmerican Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights

Attn.: Prudential Internship

740 15th St. NW, 9th Floor

Washington, DC  20005

 *Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • How does your disability shape your law school experience?
  •  How would a Prudential internship help you achieve your career goals?
  •  What skills or experience make you qualified for this internship?
  •   What other information about yourself or your background would you like to share?

 Please write “Prudential Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence.  All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on April 12, 2013.  Finalist shall be selected and notified on or before May 1, 2013.

City of Chicago : Volunteer Program

Chicago skyline_nightCity of Chicago: Volunteer Program

City of Chicago Department of Law is a diverse organization and welcomes and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
 
 
Volunteer Program
The Department of Law is interested in highly qualified law students, law school graduates or licensed attorneys to participate in our Volunteer Program. This program is designed to provide participants with a challenging volunteer opportunity that reflects the demands and rewards of public service. The Law Department will select well-rounded applicants who have exhibited academic excellence and an interest in public service from law schools across the nation. Participants in the program are not compensated by the City of Chicago, however, some participants may be able to receive school grants.

Typically, the participants will be assigned to one of the practice divisions within the law department. The participant will be assigned a supervisor/mentor who will coordinate the assignments given to the participant. Together, the chosen participant and the supervisor will determine the start date and the date in which the program will end for the individual.

Application Process:

In order to begin the application process, a hard copy of your materials must be mailed or hand delivered to the address below. E-mail applications will not be accepted.

  • Cover letter (In addition to identifying your Division preference, please indicate that your application is for the Volunteer Program)
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • One writing sample (Writing Sample Policy)

Forward Application Materials to:
Legal Recruiter
City of Chicago
Department of Law
30 N. La Salle – 1640
Chicago, IL 60602

Click City of Chicago :: Volunteer Program for more information.

American Association of People with Disabilities Internship Program

AAPD’s Summer Internship Program

 

AAPD’s summer internship program makes the Washington, DC internship experience available to motivated people with disabilities, developing a new generation of leaders and offering host employers access to a talented, diverse work force. Each summer, AAPD places students and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.  AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.

See Internship Program for more information.

LCC Minority Outreach Program

 AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the LCC Minority Outreach Program is to encourage law students of color to apply for summer clerkship opportunities at LCC law firms and legal departments. The outreach program seeks to introduce minority law students to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of union-side attorneys in the ongoing battle for social and economic justice.

Experience: During their clerkships, the students typically deal with important issues arising under a wide range of labor and employment laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Also, in recent years, as immigrant workers have played a larger role in the labor movement, many students have gained exposure to a variety of immigration-related issues.

Click for more information LCC Minority Outreach Program

Judicial Clerkship Opportunity

Judicial Resources Committee & Just the Beginning Foundation’s:

Joint Internship Diversity Project

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • (1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project;
  • (2) a resume;                                                                                                                  
  • (3) a law school transcript, official or unofficial (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available);
  • (4) a writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length);
  • (5) a list of three references; and
  • (6) a completed geographical preference form with locational ranking (available at www.jtbf.org on November 20, 2012). 

Applicants must e-mail all of the application materials listed above no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 4, 2013, to SJIDProject@gmail.com.  Please address your cover letter to:  Program Coordinator, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314.  If you have any questions, you may contact JTBF Program Director Laura Ramsey at (312) 258-4868 or lramsey@jtbf.org.

Nashville Bar Association: Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair

Nashville Bar Association:

Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair

  • What: An annual minority job fair designed to recruit first year law students and provide summer clerkship opportunities.
  • When: March 1, 2013-March 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Requirements: Resume, Writing Sample, and Transcripts from Undergraduate and Law School
  • Applications are available in the Career Services Department
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013

For more information contact Amber Williams in the Career Services department at arwilliams@fcsl.edu