Category Archives: Internships

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program for 1Ls and 2Ls

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession.  The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

Launched in 2001 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law and led since 2003 by the ABA Section of Litigation.

Since the beginning, there have been:

  • 5,140 Screening Interviews
  • 1,630 Internships
  • 80 Program Orientations & Welcome Receptions
  • Partnerships with sponsoring law firms, state & local bar associations, other ABA sections & countless judges

REMINDER: We will be accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 1st for second-year law students (2L). Applications for first-year law students (1L) will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP Guidelines. Applications must be submitted by January 4, 2013

For more information click www.ambar.org/jiop. Applications are available in Career Services.

Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Program

Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Program

Eligibility: Candidates must be a first year or second year diverse law student from Florida law schools that are interested in working in Palm Beach County.

Criteria for Selection:                                                                  

  • Top 50% of class
  • Involvement and leadership in law school organizations
  • Recognized outstanding achievements
  • Proven commitment to serving others

Internship Information:

  • Program Length: May 28, 2013 – August 9, 2013
  • Work Schedules: 20-40 hours per week
  • Pay Rates: $10.00-$15.00/ hour for law firms and $200.00 stipend per week for government employers

Deadline: January 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Click Palm Beach County Bar Association for the application or get a copy from the Career Services Department.

Ella Baker Summer Internship Program | Center for Constitutional Rights

2013 Ella Baker Summer Internship Program

The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program is part of CCR’s new Social Justice Institute (SJI), an innovative training institute for social justice law students and lawyers created in partnership with the Bertha Foundation. Along with the Ella Baker Program, the SJI supports existing and aspiring social justice lawyers through a range of programs including: post-graduate fellowships, fall/spring internships and externships, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, regional conferences, and national training institutes.

  • Applications for First Year Law Students: Due by December 15, 2012
  • Applications for Second Year Law Students: Due by November 11, 2012

Read the full announcement and internship details in this 2013 Ella Baker Summer Internship Program Announcement.

NAACP Legal Department Internship Opportunity

The NAACP Legal Department is seeking part-time Legal Interns for the Fall 2012 semester. Legal Interns will work with staff attorneys on a variety of internal and civil rights matters. This paid internship will provide Legal Interns with the opportunity to gain legal research and writing skills, as well as exposure to civil rights advocacy.

Legal Interns will work a total of fifteen hours per week. Applicants must have completed their first year of law school and have an interest in civil rights advocacy. To apply for the internship, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by September 24, 2012 to Dorcas R. Gilmore, Assistant General Counsel, at hresources@naacpnet.org
                                             www.naacp.org

Internship Opportunities in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Diversity Internship Program 

The PBC Internship program is about to be underway, however there are still governmental agencies and law firms that are available for interns.  To ensure full participation of all the firms and agencies that have signed up for participation, we asking for more applicants.  Specifically, the following law firm/ governmental agency are available:

The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office and Florida Attorney

The diversity internship position is with the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office Litigation Division, which handles a variety of litigation matters including but not limited to cases involving personal injury, employment, land use, administrative matters, and general government law. The intern is expected to have superior research and writing skills, and should have an interest in litigation.  The successful intern applicant will assist litigation attorneys with research and discovery matters, and and may be asked to help prepare for and attend a variety of proceedings, such as motion hearings, depositions, and bench trials.

  • $200/week stipend from the Palm Beach County Bar Association
  •  Students are asked to include a writing sample with their resume and application for the Attorney’s Office. All the information and the application are found at http://www.palmbeachbar.org/internship.php

General’s Office in West Palm Beach

The position involves litigation and possibly appellate matters

Note: Applicants need to indicate on their application whether they are applying for the Attorney General’s office or Palm Beach County Attorney’s office and must send their application materials to Jessica Callow at JCallow@caseyciklin.com.

If you have any questions, please email Edrick E. Barnes at (561) 616-3333 or ebarnes@liggiolaw.com.

Just the Beginning Foundation is HIRING!!!

 Just the Beginning Foundation

Law students, attorneys, and recent law grads: Just The Beginning Foundation is hiring a Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Team Leaders for our summer programs! Summer employees can work in Carbondale, IL, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and/or Washington, D.C., depending on your availability. Please see the linked position descriptions and application form for more information, including dates, locations, and stipend amounts. 

2012APD-JobPosting.pdf

2012ProgramDirectorJobPosting.pdf

2012SummerEmploymentApplication.pdf

2012TeamLeaderJobPosting.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Ramsey, JTBF Program Director: lramsey@jtbf.org, or via phone at 312-258-4868.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Law Clerk & Fellowship Positions

U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel is the chief advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is responsible for implementing the nation’s environmental laws.

Practice Areas:

  • Air & Radiation
  • Pesticides & Toxic Substances
  • Solid Waste & Emergency Response
  • Water
  • Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • General Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Finance Law

Office of General Counsel Law Clerk Program

The 12 week program is open to law students that have completed their second year of law school at an ABA accredited law school.

Deadline to apply is August 24, 2012.  For more information click here.

Office of General Counsel Honors Legal Fellowship Program

The fellowship is a two-year fellowship that will start in September 2013. The program targets candidates that are about to graduate from law school or complete a judicial clerkship.

Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • Writing Sample
  • References
  • Demographic Information

Deadline to apply is July 13, 2012. For more information click here.

Legal Internship Positions Spring & Summer 2012 -Jobs Around the World

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

The Hague, the Netherlands

Closing date: spring internship – March 16, 2012 & summer internship – March 30, 2012.

Description:

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is seeking law or graduate students with a strong background in international law and strong legal research skills, and a good knowledge of the International Criminal Court (ICC), for Spring and Summer 2012 legal internships. The internship requires fluency in written and spoken English; additional French language skills are strongly preferred. The legal internship is full-time; however, for exceptional candidates based in the Netherlands, part-time internships may also be a possibility.

Legal interns will make an essential contribution to the work of the Legal Team.

Tasks may include:

  • monitoring, summarising, and analysing filings, decisions, and proceedings of the ICC;
  • research projects on the work of the Court and issues of gender and international criminal law;
  • contributions to our events and program work; English/French translations; and
  •  some administrative work.

The legal internship will provide an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the work of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice and the work of the ICC.

This is an unpaid internship based in our Hague office.

To Apply:

In order to apply for the Legal Intern position, please send the following information to info@iccwomen.org, clearly indicating in the subject line whether you are applying for the Spring or Summer internship:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Dates of availability. The Spring Legal Internship period is from April through June 2012; the Summer Legal Internship period is from mid-May through mid-August 2012.
  3. Details of self-funding
  4. One A4-page (about 500 words) explaining why you are interested in interning or volunteering with us. Please include in this letter your connection to gender and women’s rights issues as well as a description of your expertise and how that may be of benefit to us. Please include any other information you think might be of relevance to us, e.g., overseas experience, proficiency in languages other than English and French, experience in working for an NGO, etc.
  5. Contact information for two references, including one employer; those selected for interviews will be asked to provide letters of reference.

Before sending your application, please review the information on our website (www.iccwomen.org) carefully.

Application deadlines (Please note different deadlines for Spring/Summer):

  • Spring internships: The deadline for applications for Spring internships is 16 March 2012.
  • Summer internships: The deadline for applications for Summer internships is 30 March 2012.

After 30 March 2012, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for later internships.
Only short-listed individuals will be invited for an interview. No phone calls, please.

Law Fellows Program: NAACP

NAACP Law Fellows Program

The NAACP Law Fellows Program will allow law students to

  • Work with civil rights attorneys on relevant issues concerning economic justice, education, housing, voting rights and environmental justice;
  • Perform case investigation and assist with emerging litigation and administrative complaints;
  • Attend the NAACP National Convention and Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Houston, Texas;
  • Examine and evaluate citizen complaints of civil rights violations; and
  • Interact with civil rights leaders and attorneys.

Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $6,000 to offset living and travel expenses while participating in the program.  This stipend will be paid on a bi-weekly basis through our payroll system and is subject to applicable state, local, and federal taxes. Fellows will be responsible for securing their own housing and transportation for the duration of the program.  Fellows may also seek funding from outside sources to supplement the stipend.

Questions concerning the program should be directed to Tonya M. Farmer, at legal@naacpnet.org, please use the subject line of 2012 Law Fellow Program.

Deadline: March 16, 2012

Click here for more information Law Fellows Program | NAACP.