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Symplicity Document Library: 12 Months of Diversity

12 Months of Diversity

12 Months of Diversity is a resource located in the Document Library of Symplicity. 12 Months of Diversity identifies scholarships, internships, job fairs, and conferences that are available to students throughout the year.

December Opportunity:

The month of December includes the application for the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs’ Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics.

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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

CFGALLA Gives Back

 Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association Gives Back

A Holiday Happy Hour to Benefit

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida

  • Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Time: 5:30 pm—8:00 pm
  • Location: The Wine Room on Park Avenue
  • 270 Park Ave. S., Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Complimentary Appetizers & Wine
  • Suggested Donation $20

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

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.

Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation- Scholarship Opportunity

Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation

As part of achieving its goals, each year the AABA Law Foundation will award scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American communities through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work. In 2013, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award two scholarships: one for $5,000 and the other for $2,500 to law students who have exemplified that commitment. The AABA Law Foundation will be accepting applications for its 2012-2013 scholarships from October 1, 2012 – March 1, 2013.

Click Here for the 2012-2013 Scholarship Application

AABA Law Foundation