City of Chicago: Volunteer Program
City of Chicago Department of Law is a diverse organization and welcomes and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
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.
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)
- Law School Transcript
- One writing sample (Writing Sample Policy)
Forward Application Materials to:
City of Chicago
Department of Law
30 N. La Salle – 1640
Chicago, IL 60602
Click City of Chicago :: Volunteer Program for more information.
Fred 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.
Click NAWL for more information.
F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarships
The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (the “Association”) is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon that will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Association will award two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students and one $1,000 scholarship from the Law Office of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon to an eligible student from Florida A&M College of Law.
Applications are available in the information rack in front of Career Services.
Deadline: January 11, 2013
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.
The month of December includes the application for the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs’ Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics.
Click here to access Symplicity
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.
Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association Gives Back
A Holiday Happy Hour to Benefit
Hope and Help Center of Central Florida
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
Federal Hiring Practices with Jennifer Hall Turney, Esq.
Please join us next Wednesday, October 10th from 12:00-1:00 as Government & Public Interest Counselor Jennifer Hall Turney discusses federal hiring practices. In this federal hiring webinar we will discuss specifics on how the federal hiring process works, as well as tips and tricks for successfully using USA Jobs to apply to federal positions. We will also cover federal hiring flexibilities that may apply to you. You can register for this webinar by clicking this link https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/206410953 .
Please contact the a Career Services Counselor for help with your career search!