Gideon’s Promise is looking for Summer 2016 Law Clerk!

National Academy of Social Insurance – Summer 2016: Paid Internships in Washington, DC

sicur8m_eh45hlmxThe National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

Social insurance encompasses broad-based systems for insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by loss of income from work and the cost of health care. NASI’s programmatic scope covers U.S. social insurance programs – primarily Social Security, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, private employee benefits, Medicare, other health coverage programs, long-term services and supports, and related public assistance.

NASI’s internship programs —The Washington Internship on Social Insurance, The Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Internship, The Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development, and The Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy – provide talented students with a substantive learning experience by equipping them with the skills necessary to become contributors and future leaders in the field of social insurance.

NASI seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on social insurance policy research and analysis projects in Washington, DC. Students studying economics, law, political science, public policy, health policy, social work, gerontology, communications/journalism, actuarial science, or related subjects are urged to apply.

For more information, click here (NASI_Summer_Internship_Programs_Flyer).


GP Logo CMYKThe Gideon’s Promise Summer Law Clerk Program introduces future public defenders to the rewards of practicing in an office that is on the front line of making the promise of the United States Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright a reality. It also introduces public defender offices leading this charge to a pool of highly qualified applicants.

The Summer Law Clerk Program is designed specifically for law students who are interested in indigent defense, display characteristics of promising future public defenders and have completed at least one year of law school. Since the program’s inception in 2010, the demand for it has increased steadily.

Applicants who display a strong public interest academic curriculum and exhibit involvement in law clinics and volunteer groups associated with public interest work are ideal candidates for this program. Up to 20 candidates may be selected to move forward into Round 2, which consists of a 30-minute interview. Typically, Gideon’s Promise will notify interviewees of its final decision within two weeks.

Our current partner offices serve as internship sites. These offices either have fulltime attorneys who have gone through our training program or public defender chiefs who have worked with our programs. Click here to view our Summer Law Clerk Partner Offices.

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atlanta-legal-aid-220x220Atlanta Legal Aid hosts 15?20 summer legal interns who have completed either their first or second year of law school. Interns have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of civil law matters and may include legal research and writing, drafting of pleadings, investigation, document collection and organization, client interviewing, and client representation in administrative hearings. Each summer intern receives program orientation at the beginning of the summer, a primary supervisor (with ongoing responsibility for mentoring and on the job training), and opportunities to work with other staff in the work unit to which she/he is assigned. Additionally, our mentoring program includes advice and assistance in preparing for possible fellowships, clerkships, and public interest positions. Our summer class enjoys social gatherings with other interns and staff, as well as visits to the Carter Center and other Atlanta landmarks.

Students with funding or school credit are expected to work full time for at least 10 weeks.

Volunteers (work with no funding or school credit) are asked to commit at least 6 weeks of full time work or 10 weeks of at least 20 hours per week. Funding sources include:

Application Instructions:

A complete application packet must include a letter of application, a résumé, a legal writing sample that demonstrates your ability to research and analyze a legal issue, your most current law school transcript, and the names and telephone numbers (and e?mail addresses if available) of two legal references. Mail application packet to:

Cheri Tipton

Deputy Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Society 151 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2097.

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shurat_hadin_logo_above_hrShurat HaDin’s internship program provides law students with a unique opportunity to play a role in the fight against terrorist organizations and states or institutions sponsoring terror.Students will work in a dynamic environment with lawyers from around the world. Our program is one?of?a?kind, not found at other institutions or non?governmental organizations and the acquired experience is invaluable, providing you with an edge when competing for a post?graduation job. The summer and winter internship programs bring top law school students to serve as interns at Shurat HaDin’s Tel Aviv office. You will be making a difference by working on actual cases that assist innocent civilians injured in terrorist attacks along with other issues relevant to Israeli and Jewish security.Our program is the perfect way for you to expand your legal horizons, all while developing your career and strengthening your resume with an overseas experience. You will conduct hands?on research and writing involving the litigation activities of Shurat HaDin, evaluating topics such as anti?boycott activities, tort laws, free speech issues, sovereign immunity, evidentiary matters, and anti?terror laws. You will also attend fascinating lectures by leading attorneys, experts and security personnel in this field. Shurat HaDin’s internship programs will also take you to relevant and important sites in Israel so you can see first?hand what Shurat HaDin’s work is all about.  

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Law Clerk/Bailiff – Honorable Douglass A. North, King County Superior Court, Seattle, WA

920x920 Start Date: March 2016

Term: Unlimited

Qualifications:  Law Graduate

Materials requested:  Resume, cover letter, references (3), unofficial transcript, writing sample (5 pages)

Due by: March 4, 2016

 The law clerk/bailiff is generally responsible for ensuring efficient operations of the court. Responsibilities include assisting the judge in legal research and analysis; acting as a liaison between the court and attorneys, court staff, and the general public; maintaining the court’s calendar; maintaining the judge’s files; and aiding jurors during jury trials.

 Candidates must have graduated in the top 25% of their class and be in good standing with the one state bar. 


  • Cynthia Chu, Bailiff
  • 206-477-1507

 Mail application materials to:

  • Honorable Douglass A. North
  • King County Superior Court
  • 516 Third Avenue; KCC-SC-0203
  • Seattle, WA  98104-2381

Full-Time Temporary Assistant Federal Defender

federal-public-defender-seal-plaqueThe Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for a full-time temporary (a year and a day) Assistant Federal Defender to work in our Seattle office. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As a temporary year and a day full-time employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court.

Qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and two work references (including their names, addresses and telephone numbers). This position will be open until filled. Applications may only be submitted by email to:

  • Michael Filipovic
  • Federal Public Defender
  • Attn: Human Resources

For more information, click here (Full-Time Temporary AFD Job Announcement)