New Year’s Special Edition Internships!

Want an Interview at the NW Public Service Career Fair? Application Deadline through Career Fair Website is January 13!

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Important Reminder! Friday, January 31 is the Seattle fair. Saturday, February 1 is the Portland fair.

But…  if you want to interview for jobs or internships at the fair you MUST submit your application materials by January 13 through the career fair website.

Check out the full list of public service legal employers who will be at the career fair in Seattle and Portland this year. Remember, employers are still signing up on a rolling basis so make sure you have your application materials ready to go and upload them through the career fair website.

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable Seeks Legal &Policy Intern

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The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) is a coalition of human rights, environmental, labor, and development organizations that creates, promotes and defends legal frameworks to ensure corporations respect human rights in their global operations.

ICAR seeks a bright and dedicated law student to work as an intern on a number of corporate accountability and human rights initiatives.

The intern will assist with various ICAR initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Promoting human rights due diligence;
  • Ensuring access to effective judicial remedies for human rights victims;
  • Developing model National Action Plans for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
  • Working human rights considerations into public procurement policy;
  • Developing human rights standards for private security providers.

To learn more about this position and for full application instructions please click here for the announcement in PSJD. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through January 15.

New York Legal Assistance Group Now Accepting Apps for Summer Legal Intern Program

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The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers.  NYLAG clients include immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence survivors, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBT community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need.

To enhance the level of services available in New York, and to help train the next generation of public interest lawyers, NYLAG is recruiting a class of law student summer interns for the positions listed below.  Each position requires a full-time commitment of 10 weeks (generally, May 27th to August 1st) and is unpaid.  In addition to handling substantive work at NYLAG, interns will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training service that covers the breadth of civil legal services practice in New York City, as well as a series of brown bag lunches on fellowships, clerkships and other topics of interest, and social events in and around NYLAG’s office in lower Manhattan.

Applicants (rising 2Ls and 3Ls) should have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and a strong commitment to public interest law.  To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to volunteer@nylag.org.   Applicants may be considered to for more than one position, but should indicate in a cover letter which positions are of interest and describe relevant experience.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and recruiting is expected to be completed by March 31, 2014.

Learn more about all of the various NYLAG internships click here.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Seeking Summer Policy & Legal Interns for NY & DC Offices

Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens, and families. For more than 90 years, we’ve done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and guarantee that safe and legal abortion services are available to women who need them.

The Public Policy Litigation and Law Department of PPFA seeks 1L and 2L law student interns for its New York and Washington, D.C. offices for the summer of 2014.

PPFA conducts reproductive rights litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and has been lead or co-counsel in most of the major reproductive rights cases over the past 15 years. PPFA also provides strategic legal advice on legislation in Congress and state legislatures and on regulatory issues at the national, state, and local levels.

Our litigation docket includes federal and state court challenges to laws and policies that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive health services. We also initiate litigation designed to expand access to reproductive health services and to protect providers of those services.  Interns can expect to work closely with PPFA attorneys on a wide variety of litigation responsibilities, including legal research and analysis; drafting memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, and briefs; factual development for ongoing or developing litigation; and communicating with clients.

Applications reviewed on rolling basis through February 28. Early applications encouraged.  For complete info and application instructions please click here for PSJD announcement.