Equal Justice Works applications open today! Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and White House clerkship and internship

Due September 27:  2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship applications open today!

Applications Due:  September  27, 2017, by 11:59 pm EDT

Equal Justice Works provides a blueprint for new lawyers to turn their passions into public interest careers that are truly their own. With the support of their host organizations, sponsors, and Equal Justice Works, Fellows pursue projects of their own design, and create lasting change for their communities over the two-year Fellowship.

June 28, 2017 Application opens online
September 27, 2017 Application Due by 11:59pm EDT
December 2017 Interviews with sponsors begin for selected candidates
December 2017 – April 2018 Interviews continue; Fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
September 2018 2018 Fellows begin service

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Consumer watchdog accuses student loan companies of preventing public servants from accessing loan forgiveness, by Jillian Berman

Originally posted on MarketWatch.

“Student loan companies are making it difficult for nurses, social workers, firefighters, cops, and other public servants to access the debt forgiveness to which they’re entitled, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials said Thursday.

That assessment is based on a review of thousands of student loan complaints submitted to the bureau between March 1, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2017. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) was the fourth most complained about issue among borrowers who submitted complaints about their federal student loans, the report released Thursday by the CFPB found.”

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Due July 9: The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 2017 Fall Legal Clerkship

Application Due: July 9, 2017White House Fellowship Seal

CEQ Law Clerkship Opportunity: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Executive Office of the President has a law clerkship opening for the fall of 2017 (12-16 weeks), and is accepting applications from highly motivated 2Ls and 3Ls. Clerks are supervised by CEQ’s Office of the General Counsel, and provide critical research and writing assistance to both legal and policy staff on a variety of matters pertinent to CEQ’s functions, including oversight of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Due July 9: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Fall 2017 Legal internship

Application Due: July 9, 2017

OSTP’s “small firm” environment gives law students the opportunity to work under the supervision of OSTP’s General Counsel and other supervising attorneys. OSTP Legal interns also work closely with senior White House officials on science and technology matters that cut across OSTP’s policy divisions. Topics can range from infectious disease and natural disasters to drones, internet policy, innovation, the environment, and more. Interns gain practical legal experience working with government attorneys on a wide diversity of challenging substantive matters, such as ethics, information disclosure, international agreements, litigation, legislative affairs, Congressional oversight, constitutional law, statutory interpretation, employment, appropriations, fiscal law, and government contracts.

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