Public Interest Research Bureau Information Session

Put this on your calendarJoin members of the Public Interest Research Bureau to learn more about what they do and how you can be a part of this rewarding organization.  Make a difference in the lives of the poor, develop critical legal skills, and acquire essential writing and research experience. 

An information session will be held Thursday, March 21st at noon, in Room 250.  During the session, you will learn how to become a member of the Research Bureau.  Applications will also be distributed.  If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Natalzia at

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services Open House



United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold an Open House at the Jacksonville Field Office on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5-7 pm. For more information and to RSVP, please see the flyer on the Career Services Bulletin Board or email Kat at

Summer Externship Opportunities

summerWelcome back!! Hopefully you all had a wonderful spring break full of relaxation and networking! Be sure to check out Symplicity this week for some great summer externship opportunities throughout the country. There are opportunities to work in City/Municipal Government, State Attorney / Public Defender offices, legal non-profits, and many more!

Deadline Tomorrow – Paid Employment Law Internship

Don't ForgetTomorrow is the deadline to apply for the The Florida National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Fellowship!  The NELA Fellowship is a great opportunity for 1L’s and 2L’s who are interested in employment law to secure a PAID ($4,000) summer internship gaining experience with a law firm representing individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, employee benefits, illegal workplace harassment and retaliation, and other employment related matters. The application deadline has been extended to 3/15/13. Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CSD bulletin board and on Symplicity.

Use Spring Break to Network!

NetworkingSpring break is the perfect time to attend bar functions, conduct informational interviews, and check-in with people in your network.  If you are looking for a job or internship outside of Jacksonville, using your time over spring break to make and develop connections in your target market is invaluable.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Open House

Department-of-Homeland-SecurityThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office of Homeland Security is having an open house at its Jacksonville Field Office on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5 – 7 pm.  The open house will provide an opportunity to meet Jacksonville’s Field Office Director and staff members, tour the office, and learn more about immigration topics. 

To RSVP for this event and get the address, log onto Symplicity.  If attending, be sure to bring photo identification and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to complete the security process.

Externships Outside Jacksonville on Symplicity

opportunityCheck out Symplicity if you are looking for an externship or internship opportunity outside of Jacksonville!  Here is just a sampling of locations with opportunities posted on Symplicity:

  • Dallas, TX
  • Miami, FL
  • Denver, CO
  • Columbus, OH
  • Viera, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL

If you are looking for an externship or internship outside of Jacksonville, you can also make an appointment with a Career Service Counselor to locate potential opportunities!

Fall 2013 Externships and Clinics

Information sessions for Fall 2013 externships and clinics are being held at the following times:

  • Monday, March 18 – Room 250: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 21 – Room 550: 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

It is very important that you attend one of these meetings if you are interested in taking advantage of the many externship or clinic opportunities. Please direct questions to Professor Ada Hammond at

Spring Work-Study Position Available!

Now HiringCompassionate Families is seeking to fill a work-study position for the spring semester.   Under general supervision, the selected candidate will provide telephone referrals or written information and referrals, grief recovery information, and assistance as needed to rebuild the lives of survivors of homicide victims.

The selected candidate will be expected to work on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS a minimum of 12 hours per week in segments of no less than 4 hours. Eligible students will be paid $10.00 an hour through the Federal Work Study Program and will work through May 17, 2013.  Students cannot exceed 20 hours per week or work beyond the May 17, 2013 end date.  Students must attach an email from Rita Rosario ( confirming their federal-work study eligibility to apply for this opportunity.  Apply to this position through Symplicity.

Volunteer for Citizenship Day!

Love Pro BonoFCSL is hosting it’s Annual Citizenship Day on Saturday, April 13th. Planning has already begun for this wonderful event and we are looking for volunteers to help with various activities leading up to the event and throughout the day of the event. Students may be needed to assist the Skills class with one-on-one interviews of clients, as well as trainings.

On the day of the event there will be a morning and an afternoon shift, or you are free to volunteer all day. A volunteers’ meeting will be held closer to the event to assign tasks and walk through the running of the event. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please let us know. Please contact the Pro Bono Office at if you are interested in volunteering