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

U.S. Department of Education: 2013 Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

U.S. Department of Education

Please join the U.S. Department of Education for the

2013 Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans

  • When:   March 11, 2013
  • Where: 400 Maryland Ave., SW                                     
                 Washington, DC
  • Time:   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Meet and speak with Department of Education representatives about the federal hiring process, special hiring authorities and specific career opportunities that may be filled noncompetitively with qualified Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans.

Registration: To participate in this event you must show proof that you are a Veteran and/or an Individual with a Disability eligible for a noncompetitive appointment
To register, please send an e-mail to: iwdandvets@ed.gov, and include a copy of your Schedule A/Job Readiness Certification Letter and/or proof of Military Service (DD214 or Statement of Service Letter) no later than February 25, 2013. These documents will be used to determine your eligibility to attend the fair. You will be notified via e‐mail if you are eligible to attend no later than March 4, 2013.

** ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, BRING MULTIPLE COPIES OF YOUR RESUME **

Contact information: For additional information or questions please call (202) 401‐4100

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.

2013 HNBA National Events: The Time is Now. Register Today!

NHBA 2013 Conference 
HNBA is looking for reliable, dependable, and resourceful students!

We ask for a commitment of 10 hours minimum, in exchange for the ability to attend all Conference CLEs and events at no charge. A mandatory volunteer orientation will take place on Tuesday, March 15th at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Law students who fulfill their commitment of hours have the Conference registration fee waived, and may attend parts of the conference during which they are not scheduled to work as our guest. Volunteers report directly to Liz Ugbomah, and may be supervised by other HNBA Staff.

Click here to download the Volunteer Agreement
Please send Volunteer Agreement Liz Ugbomah at eugbomah@hnba.com.

Click 2013 HNBA National Events: The Time is Now. Register Today! for more information about the conference.

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

mlk3 Celebrate the MLK Holiday in Love, Peace, & Unity

“Let us hope that this spirit will become the order of the day. As Arnold Toynbee20 says: Love is the ultimate force that makes for the saving choice of life and good against the damning choice of death and evil. Therefore the first hope in our inventory must be the hope that love is going to have the last word. We can no longer afford to worship the God of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate. Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.”

* This is an excerpt from a lecture Dr. King delivered  in the Auditorium of the University of Oslo.

Video of Martin Luther King Jr. receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Council of Citizens with Low Vision: Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program

ScholarshipFred Scheigert Scholarship

The Fred Scheigert Scholarship is offered through the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI). Please read through the guidelines before starting to complete the application. You will need to fill out the online application completely and provide all required supporting documentation as indicated. Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on March 15, 2013.

CCLVI Scholarships | CCLVI.