Exciting Internships & Externships Revealed

Attention Rising 2Ls! Native American Rights Fund Accepting Applications for Paid Summer 2014 Clerkships/Internships

narf_logoFounded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues. 

NARF is currently seeking candidates for its Summer 2014 Clerkships. Each year, NARF conducts a nation-wide search for law students to participate in its Law Clerk Program. Positions are available in all three of NARF’s offices: Anchorage, AK; Boulder, CO; and Washington, D.C. Coursework in Native American Law required. Applicants must have completed their 2L year by Summer 2014. Clerks are paid $20/hour.

Requested Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample. Please include one letter of recommendation and references. To apply, please send your complete application packet to: Chrissy Johnson Dieck, Law Clerk Program Coordinator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.

Please direct all questions to Chrissy Johnson Dieck at cjohnson@narf.org. Applications Accepted Until: November 1.

WA Attorney General’s Office’s Social & Health Services Division Seeking Fall Externs

WA AGO sealThe Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Tacoma Division has an excellent and challenging opportunity for a qualified law student to earn academic credit by serving in its Social and Health Services Section during an upcoming semester or quarter. A large percentage of the work of the Tacoma Division involves juvenile litigation, which is done on behalf of the Children’s Services Administration of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). The Tacoma Division attorneys also handle licensing actions relating to foster homes, as well as guardianships and adult family home and boarding home licensing actions for the Aging and Disability Services Administration of DSHS. The selected candidate would work as a part of a team of attorneys, paralegals, and other experts within the Division in investigating, filing and litigating cases during an upcoming academic quarter/semester.

Qualified applicants are individuals who excel academically as demonstrated by law school grades and class standing, and who demonstrate a high degree of competence based on prior experiences. The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service and areas of interest that enhance our office. Eligibility for WSBA Rule 9 status at the time of the service is strongly preferred.

In order to be considered for this externship position, candidates must submit a cover letter, AGO application form, esume, transcript and one letter of recommendation to Linda Nakamura at 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104. Please email your application materials to linda.nakamura@atg.wa.gov.

For information about this opportunity, please contact Section Chief and Senior Counsel Julian Bray at 253.597.4106 and JulianB@atg.wa.gov.

Applications Accepted Until: August 31.

National Housing Law Project Seeks Fall Interns

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The National Housing Law Project seeks students for fall 2013 internships. Recent significant student work projects have included writing amicus curiae briefs; drafting testimony for Congressional hearings; submitting comments on proposed regulations; researching the impact of proposed housing legislation and regulations; drafting amendments to federal housing legislation; summarizing briefs in preparation for oral arguments; providing research assistance in drafting pleadings and motions; drafting portions of advocacy guides used by housing advocates across the country; and researching and writing articles for NHLP’s monthly Housing Law Bulletin.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates must possess high-caliber research and writing skills; demonstrate a commitment to working with low-income and underserved populations; and demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. Students will have an opportunity to develop a writing sample as part of their work. NHLP has sponsored several of its former interns for post-graduate fellowships, including Skadden and Equal Justice Works.

Salary: NHLP is happy to work with students who will be receiving credit, work study, or a stipend from their schools for their internship.

Application Instructions: To apply, please e-mail or mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to: Deborah Thrope, Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project, 703 Market Street, Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94103. dthrope@nhlp.org 415-546-7000 x. 3124

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through September 13.

HealthHIV in DC Announces Health Policy (Legal) Paid Internship for Fall, Spring & Summer

HealthHIVHealthHIV, a national, minority-based nonprofit advancing effective prevention, care and treatment for people at risk for, or living with, HIV or hepatitis, seeks law students for an internship in health policy.

Description HealthHIV’s health policy legal interns are highly motivated second and third-year law students who are interested in health equity and health policy as related to HIV and hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment.   Applicant should be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, and available to commit to at least 10 hours a week.

Key Functions Working with the Director of Prevention and Policy, the Health Policy Law Clerk will: • Contribute to analysis of health care policy that impacts HIV and hepatitis prevention, care, treatment, and health equity. • Research areas of health law, and write policy guidance on a wide range of health issues. • Monitor implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the establishment of State Insurance Exchanges, expansion of Medicaid, development of essential health benefits, and impact of cost containment measures on people at risk for, or living with,   HIV or hepatitis.  • Develop best practice health policy papers for local advocates on topics impacting state health departments, community health centers, community-based organizations, and consumers. • Monitor federal and/or state legislation and regulations.  • Coordinate advocacy meetings and policy briefings with federal, state, and local legislators.

Necessary Skills and Abilities The successful applicant will: • Possess strong project management skills, • Balance multiple responsibilities, • Deliver quality customer service and work products, • Work effectively as part of a team with a diverse staff, • Possess a knowledge of HIV or hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment and/or health equity, and • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

To Apply  Submit curriculum vita/resume, brief cover letter defining your areas of interest, and a writing sample of a policy brief to jobs@healthhiv.org.

Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers Seeking National Coordinator for US

CIICThe Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC) is a national umbrella group for all of the Irish Immigration Centers in the US, established in 1996 to promote the welfare of Irish immigrants in the US at a national level.

CIIC is seeking a Coordinator to administer the daily operations of the Coalition consistent with its mission and values.

The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to act as the main contact for the Coalition, promote the sharing of information and best practices among member centers, advance community outreach, coordinate annual and member meetings, and assist with strategic planning and fundraising as directed by the regionally diverse Board of Directors.

This administrative position is considered part-time at 20 hours per week with some flexibility required based on work volume and coordination of events, board meetings and trainings. Position location flexible within the US. Some travel within the US may be required.

Remuneration will be competitive relevant to the successful candidate’s experience and in keeping with current non-profit standards. A full job description can be obtained by emailing info@ciic-usa.org

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to info@ciic-usa.org by close of business on Friday, August 23. Due to the anticipated high volume of applicants only qualified candidates will be contacted for interview.