Serve the Community

Invitation to a Webinar: U.S. Department of Justice Legal Hiring Programs 7.30.18

Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) is hosting a webinar on the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. They will discuss the programs, applications, updates, and answer questions about the upcoming application season.

Login Information

Meeting Name:          2018 HP and SLIP Webinar

URL Link:                     https://ecs.acms.com/dojhpslip/

Room Passcode:        10200

Become a PSAB Mentor for the Class of 2021

Image result for public service

The Public Service Advisory Board Careers Committee (PSAB) will be organizing a public service mentorship program for the 2019 school year and they are asking for 2L &  3L volunteers who have experience working or volunteering in the public sector or at a nonprofit. If interested please click HERE to sign up!

EJW: Your Project, Your Community 2019 Fellowship Applications Now Open + Upcoming Webinars

Veterans, immigrants, low-wage workers, tenants: many communities throughout the country face systemic injustices, yet few are fully equipped to fight back. Through funding, training, and support, Equal Justice Works Fellowships empower emerging public interest attorneys to tackle such issues on behalf of their communities. Fellows design their own projects, allowing them to jump-start sustainable public interest careers while addressing the issues they deem most pressing.

Equal Justice Works Fellows create innovative solutions through two-year projects of their own design. This could mean aiding immigrants seeking new homes, helping children and families secure healthcare, combating elder abuse, or tackling any number of other important issues. No matter the issue you are addressing, to be an Equal Justice Works Fellow is to be the solution.

This year, we are accepting applications in any issue area for the 2019 Fellowship class, from now until September 21, 2018. The application process is competitive, and we want to ensure candidates stay on track to submit top-tier proposals, every step of the way.

Interested in becoming a Fellow? Download our Fellowship Application Guide—we’ll show you how to Identify the IssueFind the Partner, Design the Project, and Submit the ApplicationIf you’re a first or second year law student, current or former Fellow, or law school professional, please help us spread the word. Forward this email to 3Ls and recent graduates in your network and encourage them to download our guide, attend an informational webinar, and most importantly, apply!

Questions? Email us at Fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.
Find out more here

Upcoming Deadlines Public Policy Handbook & Government Honors & Internship Handbook

Arizona Handbooks (PW: gooey butter)

UPCOMING PUBLIC POLICY DEADLINES

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Fall

  • Executive Office of the President (Washington, DC) – OSTP Legal & Policy Internship Programs Office of Science and Technology Policy (Unpaid, Deadline June 28, 2018) Policy
  • Executive Office of the President (Washington, DC) – White House Internship Program Office of Administration, Various Placements (Unpaid, Deadline July 10, 2018)

POLICY INTERNSHIPS

Fall

  • Cato Institute (Washington, DC) – Internship (Paid, Deadline June 27, 2018)
  • American Security Project (Washington, DC) – Internships (Unpaid, Deadline June 29, 2018)
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (Washington, DC) – Emerging Leaders Internship Program (Paid, Deadline June 29, 2018)
  • American Foreign Policy Council (Washington, DC) – Research/Programmatic Intern (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund (Cotati, CA) – Legislative Affairs Internship Mercy for Animals (Paid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Arms Control Association (Washington, DC) – Research Internship (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Center for American Progress (Washington, DC) – Internships (Paid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research (Washington, DC) – Domestic/International Internship Domestic & International Programs (Paid, Deadline June-July)
  • Children’s Defense Fund (Washington, DC) – Policy Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (Washington, DC) – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia) – Research Internships (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Migration Policy Institute (Washington, DC) – Research Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • National Center for Policy Analysis (Dallas) – Public Policy Internship & Junior Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Reason Foundation (DC & LA) – Policy Research Internship (Paid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency (Washington, DC) – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) – Internship Program Latin American Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) – Internship Program The Brazil Institute (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) – Internship Program China Environment Forum (Unpaid, Deadline July 1, 2018)
  • Truman Center for National Policy (Washington, DC) – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis Beginning July 5, 2018)
  • Humane Society, The (Washington, DC) – Legislative and Regulatory Internships Federal Affairs Section (Unpaid, Deadline July 6, 2018)
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy (Washington, DC) – Research Internship (Paid, Deadline July 6, 2018)
  • Learning Policy Institute (DC and Palo Alto)- Policy and Research Internships (Paid, Deadline Early July)
  • Partnership for Public Service (Washington, DC) – Public Service Fellows Internship Program (Paid, Deadline July 6, 2018)
  • Environmental Law Institute (Washington, DC) – Research & Publications Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 9, 2018)
  • Justice Policy Institute (Washington, DC) – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline July 13, 2018)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) – Internship Program Kissinger Institute on China and the United States (Unpaid, Deadline July 14, 2018)

UPCOMING GOVERNMENT HONORS DEADLINES

3Ls

Post Grad

  • Customs and Border Protection (DC & San Diego) – General Attorney Hiring Office of Chief Counsel | Department of Homeland Security (Paid, Deadline July 5, 2018) DC

Fall

  • Executive Office of the President – OSTP Legal & Policy Internship Programs Office of Science and Technology Policy (Unpaid, Deadline June 28, 2018) Policy
  • Executive Office of the President – Legal Clerkship Program Council on Environmental Quality (Unpaid, Deadline June 29, 2018)
  • San Francisco, Office of the City Attorney – 2018 Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline June 29, 2018)
  • South Carolina Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline June 30, 2018)
  • Executive Office of the President – White House Internship Program Office of Administration, Various Placements (Unpaid, Deadline July 10, 2018)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Student Internship Program Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Unpaid, Deadline July 13, 2018)

Spring

  • State, Department Of – Summer Intern and Fall & Spring Work Study (Extern) Programs Office of the Legal Adviser (Civil) (Unpaid, Deadline June 30, 2018)

2Ls

Fall

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – Intern Program Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution (Paid, Deadline June 27, 2018)
  • Executive Office of the President – OSTP Legal & Policy Internship Programs Office of Science and Technology Policy (Unpaid , Deadline June 28, 2018) Policy
  • Executive Office of the President – Legal Clerkship Program Council on Environmental Quality (Unpaid, Deadline June 29, 2018)
  • San Francisco, Office of the City Attorney – 2018 Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline June 29, 2018)
  • South Carolina Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline June 30, 2018)
  • Executive Office of the President – White House Internship Program Office of Administration, Various Placements (Unpaid, Deadline July 10, 2018)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Student Internship Program Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Unpaid, Deadline July 13, 2018)

Spring

  • State, Department Of – Summer Intern and Fall & Spring Work Study (Extern) Programs Office of the Legal Adviser (Civil) (Unpaid, Deadline June 30, 2018)

 

RSVP opens on Jun 25 at noon for July 19 DOJ Career Information Fair

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is hosting a Career Information Fair on Thursday, July 19, 2018.  From 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The event is open to a limited number of law students who will be working or living in DC this summer.

The Career Information Fair is an opportunity for students interested in volunteer internships, the Honors Program (HP), or Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) to learn more about the many offices and components in DOJ.  There is no interviewing at the fair.  Attendees are encouraged to visit with representatives from various DOJ components, learn about the interesting and unique work of each office, and ask specific questions about volunteer, HP, and SLIP positions.  The HP and SLIP applications open on July 31 and close on September 4, 2018.

Save the RSVP date:

RSVP Instructions:

  • 25 June, 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time):  Students may begin to submit their RSVPs to OARMevents@usdoj.gov (Reservations will not be accepted prior to this date and time)
  • 29 June, 2:00 p.m. (EST): RSVP closes, or when filled, whichever occurs first
  • RSVP email subject line: “DOJ Career Fair RSVP”
  • For security purposes, students must include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Full name:
  • Law school:
  • Email address:
  • DC Internship Location (name of office), if applicable:

 Space is very limited, and students will be selected on a first come, first served basis (entry is capped at 100, however, there is a limit of 10 slots per school).

Law students who are current DOJ interns in the DC-area should Not RSVP to this invitation. Current DOJ interns received a separate invitation to this event.

Information, including address, specific DOJ entry location, required I.D., etc. will be emailed directly to the attendees by Friday, July13, 2018.

 

So You Want To Be A Prosecutor…. Texas Edition

If you have a passion for prosecution and intend to practice in Texas this is a great resource that was created by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.  Texas Prosecutors

You can get even more information from their website: Click here.

Pro tip:   If you are interning at an office where you would like to work post-graduation, try and do a rotation, shadow or get assignment from the unit where newly hired attorneys are assigned (often a misdemeanor unit).  While not as flashy as perhaps a violent crimes unit, this will allow you to gain experience doing the duties of a newly hired District Attorney.  This experience can help to set you apart from other applicants when you are interviewing post-graduation as you can emphasize that you understand that assignments of newly hired attorneys and are able to immediately contribute to the work done by newly hired District Attorneys.  A good balance between higher profile cases and the work that less experienced Prosecutor’s juggle daily will make you a desirable candidate when you apply to join the office.

Image result for texas

U.S. AIR FORCE JAG CORPS NEWSLETTER

NEW APPLICATION WINDOWS/DEADLINES

3Ls 

Air Force JAG Corps know that the fall Direct Appointment Program board application timelines have changed to the following:

 

NEW September Board:

1 Jul 18: Online application opens

10 Aug 18: Online application closes

1 Sep 18: All interviews must be completed

NEW November Board

25 Sep 18: Online application opens

10 Oct 18: Online application closes

1 Nov 18: All interviews must be completed

The AF JAG Corps’ recruiting team is on the road!

Southeast Minority Job Fair (Atlanta): 20-21 Jul 18

Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair (Chicago): 24 Jul

National Bar Association (New Orleans): 27-31 Jul

ABA Annual Meeting (Chicago): 2-5 Aug

LGBT Bar – Lavender Law (New York): 9-11 Aug

How and When to Apply for Public Interest Jobs by Sarah Watson

The short answer is ASAP! If you’re interested in public interest but don’t see an organization you’re interested in listed on the OCI bid page, that doesn’t mean take your time in applying. While many places will have later deadlines, they often hire on a rolling basis–so if they find someone else awesome before your application is even in the pile, you’re out of luck. Have your cover letter and resume ready to go so that when you see a job that interests you, the first round of applying will be a breeze. This is particularly important because all public interest organizations/government entities don’t hire at the same time, meaning they don’t interview and give out offers at the same time. Having your applications in early makes it more likely that you’ll be able to consider any and all offers you have at the same time to make the best decision, not being stuck having to take a job because you haven’t heard back from another. Plus, the faster you get a great job, the faster you can relax!

Attention: Earlier Deadline: June 1, 2018 for U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Internship Program (unpaid): Now Accepting Applications

The deadline for U.S. Department of State Internships for Spring 2019 is one month earlier than last year.

Kristin Stewart | Diplomat in Residence – DIR Central (KS, MO, NE, OK, SD) | U.S. Department of State would be happy to help you through the process of identifying the specific Embassies and Bureaus in D.C. that have positions. If you are locating the information on your own it is in the application AFTER the personal statement and GPA section.

Apply by June 1, 2018.  The full vacancy announcement is below. U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)
Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of our Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 1, 2018.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

When to Apply for Fellowships (Hint: It’s Earlier Than You Think!) by Sarah Watson

Image result for hurryIf you’re like me, and thought you wanted to do fellowship but honestly had no clue how to go about applying for one, you’ll probably go to the Skadden or EJW webpages and breathe a sigh of relief at how late their deadlines are. It’s a trick! So much work goes into your application before it gets to either of those organizations, so you need to plan ahead. First, you have to get sponsored by a host organization (the place where you’d spend your fellowship year). Many of these organizations have internal application processes that occur just to determine who they will sponsor for the application. Because they occur before, these internal deadlines can be as early as May 30th, so you can make it through all of the rounds and still have time to work on the actual fellowship application. So, if fellowships are something you’re interested,talk to CCD to get your application materials done and ready to send out to your preferred host organizations. Lastly, some organizations (like mine) have internally funded fellowships. these are a great option and cut the process in half. These deadlines also come early, so be sure to check for both if you find an organization that you like.