Get Ready for Some Spring & Summer 2014 Internships

US EPA Office of General Counsel Summer 2014 Student Honors Program

EPA 2The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the chief legal advisor  to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws.  OGC attorneys provide counsel to EPA policy makers on legal issues associated with implementing these environmental laws as well as the laws governing the day-to-day operations of a federal agency.

OGC Summer Honors Law Clerk Program: OGC operates a highly competitive, 12-week Summer Honors Program for law clerks who have completed their second year (or the equivalent for part-time students). OGC seeks law clerks with strong academic credentials who have a demonstrated interest in environmental, administrative, government operations, civil rights, or public interest law.  The effectiveness of EPA’s legal responsibilities depends upon the recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. We recognize the need for attorneys and legal interns of varied backgrounds and skills and offer an inclusive environment that relies on those diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the American people. Students who participate in our programs will experience a new era of outreach and protection for communities historically underrepresented in EPA decision-making. The Agency is building strong working relationships with tribes, communities of color, economically distressed cities and towns, young people and others, but this is just a start. Therefore, we want to make sure we are recruiting the best, the brightest and most diverse EPA ever and ensure EPA is a place for people who are talented, smart, and passionate about protecting the environment.  Law clerks must be U.S. citizens.

OGC is committed to providing law clerks with a tremendous legal learning experience.  Law clerks can expect to gain experience researching and writing about administrative, environmental, and general law issues.  Law clerks also are assigned individual mentors and have opportunities to participate in client meetings, attend field trips, and improve professional skills.

Applications due August 30. For complete info and application instruction please click here.

ACLU Disability Rights Division in San Francisco Seeking Spring 2014 Legal Interns

ACLUThe Equality Center – Disability Rights Division of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City and San Francisco seeks applicants for Spring 2014 Legal Internships. The internships will be located in the San Francisco Office.

The Spring legal internships require a 10 to 16 week commitment. The internships may be full-time or part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. Arrangements can be made with the students’ schools for work/study or course credit.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES

The internship is designed to provide legal interns with the opportunity to learn about public interest law, with a disability rights focus. Interns will work closely with the Equality Center – Disability Counsel. Legal interns will be expected to:

  • Conduct legal research, analysis, and writing.
  • Conduct internet and other factual research and collaborate with staff in preparing background memoranda on selected policy issues.
  • Collect and analyze statistical and social science data for use in litigation and policy presentations.
  • Conduct outreach to disability organizations.
  • Develop and maintain website content and other public information materials.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

For complete info and application instructions please click here. Don’t delay! Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Public Citizen’s Litigation Group Summer 2014 Internship Program

Public CitizenFounded in 1971, Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that advocates for good government, a strong regulatory system, a clean and sustainable environment, affordable and safe health care, citizen access to the courts, corporate accountability in the trade arena and more.

Public Citizen Litigation Group, a public interest law firm in Washington, DC, is seeking two to three summer law clerks for the summer of 2014. The Litigation Group is a division of Public Citizen, a research, lobbying, and public advocacy organization founded in 1971. Our areas of practice include federal health and safety regulation, consumer litigation, open government, and the First Amendment, including Internet free speech issues. We litigate cases at all levels of the federal and state judiciaries and have a substantial practice before federal regulatory agencies. Our lawyers have argued 62 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, with another one coming up this fall.

Summer law clerks do research and write legal memoranda for use in current Litigation Group cases, under the upervision of the Group’s staff lawyers. When possible, we provide summer clerks with an opportunity to draft actual litigation documents (such as briefs or complaints). Law clerks are also encouraged to participate in moot courts, observe court and congressional hearings, and attend meetings with clients. For complete info and application instructions please click here.  Don’t delay! Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Securities & Exchange Commission’s Summer 2014 Student Honors Program Accepting Applications

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The SEC’s Summer Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market.

Participants work with SEC staff members on projects that are exemplary of the  Commission’s mission, such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules. For more information on our program, please visit our Student Honors Program Homepage.

The application period is from Monday, August 19th, 2013 through Friday, September 6th, 2013 (midnight Eastern Standard Time). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

How To Apply: Students should prepare the following items and submit them during the application period in a single PDF here:

1) Résumé with current contact information 2) One page cover letter; indicating three preferred offices and divisions. 3)   Law school transcript 4) List of current courses;  5) and a 5 to 10 page legal writing sample. To receive consideration the PDF must be labeled-LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME (ex: OBAMA, MICHELLE). 

If you have any questions please email students@sec.gov.

Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons Now Accepting Internship Applications

SCRAPlogoSociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons (SCRAP) is a private, non-profit public defense law firm with offices in Seattle and Kent, Washington. Bob Nickels founded Society of Counsel in 1976 to provide representation to indigent minors accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses, and to parents and minors in abuse and neglect dependency cases.

Since then Society of Counsel has grown to a staff of over 90 people dedicated to providing quality legal representation to indigent residents of King County. Our staff consists of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, social workers, and clerical and administrative employees.

Today Society of Counsel provides representation to over 13,000 clients per year. The agency is divided into the following practice areas: adult felonies; adult misdemeanors; dependencies; family law contempt of court; juvenile offender; and sexually violent predator. Our largest unit is adult felonies, which employs approximately 35% of our staff, followed by dependencies, juvenile offender, adult misdemeanor and contempt of court.

Society of Counsel views its mission as more than just providing quality legal representation to our clients. We believe part of our role is to try to address our clients broader challenges and help them avoid future entanglements with the system.

To learn more about internships at SCRAP please click here.