WA Attorney General Opening Preferred Pool, DC Fellowship with Partnership for Public Service, Fall Internship at CCR and Fellowships with National Immigration Law Center and Equal Justice Society Open Up

WA Attorney General’s Office Opening Preferred Pool Status

WA AGOThe Washington State Attorney General’s Office invites third-year law students (those who will graduate from law school in 2014) and judicial clerks of appellate courts whose clerkships will end in the summer of 2014 to apply for “preferred pool status” within our larger attorney hiring pool.  We expect that at the end of the process, up to 8 to 10 applicants will attain “preferred pool status”.

From a practical standpoint, this means that between August 1st and November 1st of 2014, divisions with approval to fill vacancies consistent with the interests and experience of those who have preferred status, must consider these particular candidates before they will be allowed to consider candidates from the larger pool.  The files of preferred pool candidates not placed by November 1, 2014 will revert to the larger hiring pool. To be considered for the 2013 Preferred Pool, application material must be received by close of business Thursday, September 5, 2013. For complete info please click here.

Interested in Helping Revitalize the Federal Gov’t? Consider a Fellowship at the Partnership for Public Service

Partnership for PS logoThe Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. They value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. For more info please click here.

Fall Internship at Center for Constitutional Rights

CCR logoThe Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks experienced second or third-year law students with a strong commitment to social justice to provide legal research and analysis as part of a semester-long unpaid internship opportunity. CCR is a national not-for-profit legal, educational, and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. CCR’s legal internships are part of CCR’s new Social Justice Institute (SJI), an innovative training institute for social justice law students and lawyers created in partnership with the Bertha Foundation.  The SJI supports existing and aspiring social justice lawyers through a range of programs including: post-graduate fellowships, the summer Ella Baker Program, fall/spring internships and externships, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, regional conferences and national training institutes.

Interns will have the opportunity to work with CCR attorneys on a range of issues and projects.  Responsibilities include: assisting in legal research and writing; performing factual research and review; reviewing and indexing documents released by government agencies in FOIA litigation; assisting in writing reports and engaging in advocacy; and assisting with trial preparation.

For complete internship description and application instructions please click here. Applications due no later than July 31.

National Immigration Law Center Seeks to Sponsor Post Grad Fellowship Applicant

NILC logoThe National Immigration Law Center (NILC) invites third-year law students or judicial clerks to apply for NILC sponsorship of applications to the Equal Justice Works, Skadden, or other post-graduate fellowships.

NILC seeks fellowship applicants to work on a project benefiting low-income immigrants in one of NILC’s priority areas: immigration enforcement, workers’ rights, access to public benefits, access to health care, or access to legal status. NILC will work closely with the selected applicant to ensure that the project proposal is integral to NILC’s priorities and meets a core need in the immigrant community. The fellow will work out of either our Los Angeles or Washington, DC, office.  Applications will be taken on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by July 29, 2013. For complete application instructions please click here.

Equal Justice Society  in Oakland Now Accepting Applications for the Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Post Grad Fellowship

The Equal Justice Society is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship, named after the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench.

EJS is a national civil rights law organization heightening consciousness on race in the law and popular discourse.  Specifically, EJS is working to fully restore the constitutional protections of the Fourteenth Amendment by replacing the Intent Doctrine with a Disparate Impact standard that addresses contemporary forms of racism.

Applications accepted through October 1. For complete description and instructions please click here.