New job opportunities…including some paid ones!

CARDOZO LAW INSTITUTE IN HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS: PAID SUMMER 2016 LAW INTERNSHIP – ATROCITY PREVENTION LEGAL TRAINING PROJECT

logoThe Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) is a leading global center for the study, teaching, and promotion of human rights.  Specifically, CLIHHR strengthens laws, norms and institutions to prevent mass atrocities, protect human rights and rebuild communities globally.

The summer internship program is ten (10) weeks long, and will begin on or around June 1, 2016.  Student interns are expected to attend training sessions on relevant skills to conduct the necessary legal and other research in furtherance of the project. It is based at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) in New York, N.Y.  CLIHHR has stipends for two positions. The stipend for the summer is $5000.

 Applicants are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills. Students with prior knowledge of and/or a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or atrocity prevention are strongly encouraged to apply.

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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL – NATURAL RESOURCES SECTION: Oregon Department of Justice, Portland, Oregon

logo1The Department of Justice seeks attorney applicants for an Assistant Attorney General position in the Natural Resources Section of the General Counsel Division. This Portland – based position is represented by the Oregon Association of Justice Attorneys. This position offers a challenging and stimulating practice, and the opportunity to be involved in natural resource matters of great importance to Oregon. The successful applicant will be assigned to work with Oregon agencies on matters relating to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, but may also have opportunities to work on other environmental and natural resources issues, depending on interest and experience. We seek applicants with demonstrated knowledge and practice experience working on federal and state environmental and natural resources legal matters. Applicants must be committed to working on matters involving federal and state cleanup laws, including CERCLA.

We seek an attorney with a strong work ethic, a commitment to public service, excellent academic credentials, strong advocacy and analytical ability, effective communication skills (both written and verbal), client counseling skills, the ability to work on a team that include both lawyers and non-lawyers, and the ability to work collaboratively with policy makers and stakeholders. Practice experience on environmental cleanup matters is preferred and a litigation background is desirable.

This position will be filled at either the Assistant Attorney General or Senior Assistant Attorney General level depending on experience and other factors. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Paul Garrahan, Attorney-in-Charge, Natural Resources Section, at 503-947-4520, or to Steven Wolf, Chief Counsel, General Counsel Division, at 503-947-4342.

A complete job description and application instructions are available at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/

If you have questions about the application process or need assistance with the on-line process, please contact Jill Woods, 503-947-4329, jill.l.woods@doj.state.or.us.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – CIVIL DIVISION, IMMIGRATION LITIGATION: FALL 2016 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

2000px-seal_of_the_united_states_department_of_justice-svgThe Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section (OIL?DCS) is a highly active litigation section in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. OIL?DCS handles immigration matters at the district court level in any of the 94 federal district courts nationwide and provides centralized expertise on district court?related immigration matters. The section’s work spans complex are?as of federal law. OIL?DCS work frequently addresses questions of federal jurisdiction, statutory interpretation, administrative law, and constitutional law – all in the context of federal immigration law, regulations, and policy. Some DCS attorneys possess specialized expertise in specific subject areas, such as detention, employment?based immigration, denaturalization, and/or terrorism? related immigration issues. In addition to district court cases, OIL?DCS handles matters in the courts of appeals that arise from its district court cases. The District Court Section is one of the few sections within the Department of Justice in which an attorney can handle cases at both the trial and appellate levels.

Most of the OIL?DCS’s litigation responsibilities are defensive in nature. Immigration litigation defense consists of a wide range of individual and class action cases, including petitions for writs of habeas corpus, Administrative Procedure Act challenges to denials of immigration benefits, actions for declaratory or injunctive relief, mandamus actions, and constitutional claims. OIL?DCS also affirmatively files and prosecutes denaturalization cases.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR – OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS: FALL 2016 LEGAL INTERN

logo2This volunteer position is located in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Employment Complaints and Adjudication Division (ECAD).  DOI’s mission is to protect and manage the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provide scientific and other information about those resources; and honor its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.  OCR is responsible for the development and enforcement of all civil rights and equal opportunity programs within DOI.  ECAD’s duties include: (1) adjudicating employment discrimination complaints filed against DOI by federal employees and applicants; (2) providing technical assistance and policy guidance to DOI Bureaus on all legal, administrative, and procedural matters concerning employment discrimination complaints; and (3) providing training to DOI employees, managers, and supervisors on their rights and responsibilities under applicable federal sector equal employment opportunity laws and statutes.  

The incumbent will perform the following duties under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney:  

  • Independently review and edit procedural dismissals and draft merit?based adjudications of employment discrimination complaints.  This entails analyzing evidence in a complaint file and report of investigation, conducting legal research, and writing a legal decision.   
  • Attend ECAD staff meetings, OCR staff meetings, and meetings with DOI Bureau EEO representatives.
  • Identify, monitor, and present significant developments in employment discrimination law.
  • Draft internal legal memoranda.

The incumbent must demonstrate not only superb analytical and legal writing skills, but also a familiarity with the Federal Rules of Evidence and EEO laws/policies/regulations.  

The position is located at DOI’s Headquarters, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20240, and requires a security clearance.  During the Fall and Spring semesters a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is preferred, and during the Summer a commitment of 40 hours per week is preferred.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Fall 2016 Legal Intern

2000px-seal_of_the_united_states_department_of_justice-svgThe Office of International Affairs (OIA) solicits applications from energetic, organized, and detail-oriented first year (second semester), second? and third?year law students (L), undergraduate students (UG), and graduate students (G) to fill intern/extern openings. Unpaid positions are available during academic semesters and summers. Many interns/externs receive academic credit for their experience. OIA works with criminal prosecutors in the United States to secure the return of fugitives from abroad and to obtain from foreign countries evidence and other assistance (e.g. freezing of accounts and forfeiture of funds) needed in criminal investigations and prosecutions. OIA assists federal, state and local prosecutors and law enforcement agents pursuant to a network of bilateral and multilateral treaties and law enforcement agreements.

In turn, OIA assures that the United States meets its reciprocal obligations to foreign countries by responding to their requests for the extradition of fugitives and the production of evidence located in the United States. In addition to handling the thousands of international extradition and evidence gathering (mutual assistance) cases opened each year, OIA, with the Department of State, is responsible for the negotiation of law enforcement treaties, both bilateral and multilateral, needed to effect extradition and facilitate evidence gathering. When treaties come into force, OIA is responsible for working with treaty partners on an ongoing basis to assure the effective implementation of these important agreements.

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UNITED EDUCATORS – PAID LEGAL INTERNSHIP

ueUnited Educators (UE) is seeking a rising 2L or 3L as a Legal Intern in its Claims Department for summer 2016.  This is a full-time, paid, 12-week internship.

UE is the pre-eminent provider of liability insurance and risk management services to educational institutions.  Founded in 1987 as a risk retention group, UE is owned and governed by the nearly 1,300 educational institutions (public and private universities, colleges, independent and public K-12 schools, and community colleges) it insures.  

The intern will assist in all aspects of claims handling.  The Claims Department is made up of claims attorneys and claims analysts who manage the defense strategy and resolution of lawsuits and other claims brought against the educational institutions insured under UE’s policies.  Our cases involve higher education legal issues, traditional employment and general liability matters, and insurance coverage analysis.  Please see our website (www.ue.org) for more information on our organization and the services we provide.

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KIND Seattle Seeking AmeriCorps JD Member Law Student Intern

zuno-client-kindKIND’s Seattle office is seeking a Law Student AmeriCorps JD Member for KIND’s Seattle office. The AmeriCorps JD Member will assist the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with providing legal services to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in immigration proceedings. KIND’s strong preference is for the intern to begin the internship during Summer 2016.

AmeriCorps JD students will serve 450 hours supporting attorneys and paralegals engaged in this effort. Students will conduct legal screenings, country conditions research, and legal analysis to support the claims of unaccompanied children placed in removal proceedings. They will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and gain in-depth understanding of this complex and cutting-edge area of law.

Spanish fluency is required.

The internship will provide students with an opportunity to practice their client interviewing and counseling skills, and gain familiarity with the substance and procedure of immigration law.

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