Three Top Jobs: Deadlines Approaching

1. Become a Summer 2013 White House Intern with Office of Science and Technology Policy

Applications due December 3, 2012

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is accepting applications for legal interns for Summer 2013. The application deadline is December 3, 2012. Seated within the Executive Office of the President, OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The Office of General Counsel works on a variety of issues in a “small firm environment,” including providing legal advice to, among others, the President’s Science Advisor and U.S. Chief Technology Officer. (Photo from OSTP website.)

Interns are given immediate hands-on experience related to questions on ethics and employment law, FOIA requests, and open government issues. Interns also perform time sensitive research and analysis where quick turnaround is often required. Students work very closely with staff mentors to ensure that their experience is substantively rewarding and meaningful.

Students should have a strong academic record and commitment to public service. The internship is unpaid, but provides students with invaluable experience on the inner working of the highest levels of government.  Students who are U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. More information and application instructions are available online.

For questions, please contact Lauren Andersen, at

2. Apply for the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Applications due January 4, 2013

The ABA Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2013 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 1, 2012 for second-year law students and December 1, 2012 for first-year students.

The program places diverse law students with state and federal judges for summer internships. Applications are due no later than January 4, 2013.

For more information or to apply, please visit

3. Excited to Teach Law? POST GRAD Teaching Fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School

Applications Due December 3, 2012

The University of Chicago Law School invites applications for one or more full-time position(s) as an Olin Fellow, appointed with the rank of Instructor, for the 2013-2014 academic year. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. A successful applicant must have a J.D. or other terminal law degree by the time the appointment begins; have expertise or research emphasis in one or more of these areas: administrative law, constitutional law, and law and economics; and have the ability to develop and teach a graduate level course in one of those subjects. The successful applicant will teach one one-quarter course or seminar during the term and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School. Candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website and upload a current curriculum vitae and a list of references. All application materials must be received by December 3, 2012. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. (Photo from University of Chicago Law School website.)