Fall, 2012, Internships Available with International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has several internships available this fall. Among them are:

Advocacy & Documentation Intern

Advocacy & Documentation Interns will gain significant hands-on experience in research and data collection for use in advocacy related to human rights violations affecting LGBT communities around the world. Responsibilities may include general research assignments on various human rights topics and assisting with the drafting of shadow reports to regional and international human rights bodies Responsibilities may also include drafting correspondence and administrative support. Ideal candidates will be undergraduate or graduate students with a demonstrated academic and/or extracurricular interest in social justice, human rights, and/or LGBT issues with strong writing abilities. Continue reading

September 4th Deadline for Applying to AG Honors & Summer Law Intern Programs

The deadline to apply to the Attorney Generals Honors Program or the Summer Law Intern Program is Tuesday, September 4th!

Hiring projections for this year are strong! All litigating divisions are participating in this years’ Honors Program. The Executive Office of Immigration Review anticipates hiring 72 HP attorneys this year. And the new Criminal Division Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Fellowship, now in its second year, will hire 3 new attorneys.

The online applications open on July 31st and close on September 4, 2012 (12:00 p.m. midnight, Eastern time; 11:00 p.m., Central; 10:00 p.m., Mountain; 9:00 p.m., Pacific).

More United States Attorneys Offices (USAOs) are hiring through the Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program. Due to the level of responsibility held by these positions, most of the Honors Program opportunities are only available to applicants who are admitted to a bar or, in some cases, have taken a summer bar examination with results due in fall 2012. One USAO (Northern District of Ohio) will consider all Honors Program applicants, including current law students. USAOs participating in the HP include:

  • The District of Arizona
  • The Central District of California
  • The Southern District of California
  • The Northern District of Ohio* (will consider all applicants)
  • The Southern District of New York
  • The Western District of Texas
  • The Northern District of Illinois (informal participant)

In addition, the Office of the Solicitor General is hiring an Honors Program attorney to serve as special assistant to the Solicitor General. Applicants with federal circuit court of appeals experience should definitely consider this opportunity.

The Justice Department provides paid interview travel for many Honors Program interviews, or offers alternative interview formats (e.g., video-conference) if appropriate.

For details, visit the USAO legal recruiting website.

Santa Clara County DA’s Office Offering Paid and Unpaid Positions

The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for the internships below. These internships are excellent opportunities for students who are interested in criminal law and living in the Bay Area:

 

Spring (unpaid): January 2–April 26 2013

1L Summer (unpaid): May 20–August 9, 2013

2L Honors Program (Paid): May 20–August 9, 2013

July Post Bar (unpaid) August 12–December 6, 2013

Feb Post Bar (unpaid) March 4–May 17, 2013

For more information, including deadlines, and to apply, visit the DA’s website.

 

 

 

California Attorney General’s Honors Program Recruiting for 2013 Class

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is recruiting for the 2013 class of the California Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Honors Program is an entry-level hiring program for third-year law students, students in the final year of other graduate law programs, judicial clerks, those participating in other government or public-interest fellowships and newly admitted attorneys in their first year of practice.

One Honors attorney will be designated as the Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellow and will exclusively work in the California Solicitor General’s Office for two years.

The Honors Program will begin accepting applications for the September 2013 class on August 15, 2012.  The application deadline is October 3, 2012.  The Honors Program is a paid, two-year program that also offers the following benefits:

  • Formal training sessions designed to develop litigation skills and educate Honors Program participants on the work of the Department of Justice’s different legal sections;
  • the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as a Deputy Attorney General including the chance to take a lead role in cases and independently draft motions and pleadings; and
  • the opportunity to help formulate Attorney General policy initiatives and/or draft legislation.

For more information on the Attorney General’s Honors Program, please visit the AG’s website. Details including the program’s eligibility requirements, the application process, and salary and benefits can be found online.  If you have any other questions about the program, please e-mail Jonathon.BertranHarris@DOJ.ca.gov or call him at 415-703-5851.

Government Honors and Internship Deadlines for 3Ls

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next two weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.  Login and password information is available in the document library on Symplicity.

FALL

  • August 31, 2012: Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau—Student Internship Program (unpaid)
  • August 31, 2012: City of Houston Legal Department—Student Externship (unpaid)
  • September 1, 2012: Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (unpaid)

SPRING

  • September 1, 2012: Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor—Legal Internship/Externship Program (unpaid)

 POST-GRADUATE

  • September 1, 2012: Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser—3-year New Attorney Program (paid)

For a complete list of 3L programs, see Table 4 – 3L, “Applications by Deadline.”

Government Honors and Internship Deadlines for 2Ls

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next two weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook. Login and password information is available in the document library on Symplicity.

FALL

  • August 31, 2012: Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau—Student Internship Program (unpaid)
  • August 31, 2012: City of Houston Legal Department—Student Externship (unpaid)
  • September 1, 2012: Illinois Attorney General’s Office—Law Clerk Program (unpaid)

SPRING

  • September 1, 2012: Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor—Legal Internship/Externship Program (unpaid)

SUMMER

  • August 24, 2012: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel—Summer Honors Program & Summer Law Clerk Program (paid)
  • September 1, 2012: Government Accountability Office, Office of General Counsel—Summer Associate Program (paid)
  • September 1, 2012: Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser—Summer Intern (unpaid)

For a complete list of 2L programs, see Table 3 – 2L, “Applications by Deadline.”

Family Law / Child Advocacy Externships

We’d like to share two exciting family law/ child advocacy externship opportunities beginning Fall Quarter.

1) Family Law CASA has an externship position available for the upcoming school year, starting as early as Autumn Quarter 2012, to work on cases in which the court has appointed lay volunteers to make recommendations as to the best interests of children in contested divorce, third-party custody and paternity cases.  The Family Law CASA program provides legal representation to these lay volunteers by assisting them in the writing of their reports and the presentation of their cases in court.  Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with family law practice and procedure and will have the opportunity to network with those involved in the family law bar.  The position is open to students who are Rule 9 eligible.  Student must work at the field placement for 12-24 hours/week.  The two-credit Child Advocacy Seminar offered by Professor Lisa Kelly in Fall Quarter 2012 will satisfy the seminar requirement for students taking 6+ credits, and Professor Kelly will be the faculty supervisor for this externship.

2) Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons (SCRAP): The Dependency Division of SCRAP seeks one extern for Fall Quarter 2012 to work on cases representing young people who are in state care due to alleged abuse, neglect, abandonment, or who have no parent that is otherwise able to care for them.  Either 2Ls or 3Ls may apply. Student must work at the field placement for 18-39 hours/week (preference will be given to students who are available more rather than fewer hours).  Regardless of how many externship credits student seeks, student must also enroll in the two-credit Child Advocacy Seminar offered by Professor Lisa Kelly in Fall Quarter 2012 (which satisfies the seminar requirement for this externship).  Professor Kelly will be the faculty supervisor for this externship.

To apply for either of the above Child Advocacy/Family Law Externships, please submit a cover letter for each placement you are interested in, your resume, and your law school transcript to Esther Park’s mailbox on the 3rd Floor or by email to extern@uw.edu by August 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.  Letters may be addressed to Esther Park with the name of the placement in the Re: line.