Summer is over, but summer internship applications are here! San Francisco Attorney’s Office, Queens Legal Services, Legal Services for Children, National Employment Law Project and more!

Due October 27: San Francisco City Attorney’s Office Internships

Application deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office’s Law School Internship Program offers students an opportunity to work in a large and award-winning municipal law office, which has been nationally recognized by the American Bar Association for outstanding excellence. Our internship program reflects an important priority for the City Attorney’s Office; to give back to the legal community in meaningful and important ways.  The program runs from January 8th, 2018 through March 16, 2018, with a mandatory orientation on Monday, January 8th.

Applications must include the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) brief legal writing sample. Please email your application to CATintern.Applications@sfgov.org or by U.S. Postal Service to:

Palek Sheth
Managing Director of the Affirmative Litigation Task Force
S.F. City Attorney’s Office City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Due November 30: Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Jackson Lewis Scholarship program is designed to provide support to law school students, pursuing a career in Labor or Employment Law, who are from underrepresented groups. All applicants will be considered but diversity is “a plus”.

As part of its on-going commitment to the advancement of a diverse legal community, Jackson Lewis hopes the scholarship program will encourage and reward law students from underrepresented social and economic background to pursue legal careers in the areas of Labor and Employment law. Through the Program, Jackson Lewis awards $5,000 to a second or third year law student from the University of Washington School of Law.

  1. Eligibility

1) Candidates must be enrolled at the University of Washington School of Law as a 2L or 3L student, as of September 1, 2017.

2) Candidates may not be current or past employees of Jackson Lewis.

  1. Application Requirement Checklist:

1) Current resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts.

2) A legal writing sample (maximum 10 pages).

3) Letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation from former employers or professors regarding the academic ability, character, or professional aptitude of the applicant.

4) A personal statement of no more than 500 words. The form and content of the personal statement are up to you. Successful applicants might describe their interest in labor and employment law; significant personal, academic, and professional experiences; meaningful intellectual interests and extracurricular activities; factors inspiring them to obtain a legal education, and/or significant obstacles, challenges, or disadvantages met and overcome.

III. Selection Criteria

1) A demonstrated desire to pursue a career in labor and/or employment law,

2) exceptional academic performance at the undergraduate, graduate (if applicable), and law school levels,

3) relevant work experience, community service, leadership skills and special accomplishments, and

4) belonging to a socially or economically underrepresented group in the legal profession preferred.

Please submit your completed application to martha.tanner@jacksonlewis.com by November 30, 2017.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Jackson Lewis. Rather, it is open to all second and third year UW School of Law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys practicing labor and employment law will benefit the entire profession.  The recipient will be announced by December 15, 2018

QUEENS LEGAL SERVICES (QLS), New York, NY, Summer 2018 Interns.

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Our neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs help more than 80,000 New Yorkers annually

For complete application here and further information here.

Due December 15: LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN (LSC) – SAN FRANCISCO SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

Application Due: December 15, 2017

Founded in 1975, Legal Services for Children (“LSC”) is one of the country’s first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children.  Our mission is to ensure that all children in the San Francisco Bay Area are raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and other services that are necessary to thrive and grow.  We believe that our youth deserve positive alternatives to unnecessary placement in foster care, juvenile justice facilities, and immigration detention.  LSC pioneered the interdisciplinary approach that is considered a best practice in juvenile law today.  We deploy attorney-social worker teams to assist at-risk children who need to access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives.  LSC’s attorneys represent children in legal matters that involve guardianship, dependency, school discipline, immigration, infraction defense, and other civil legal matters. Our social workers provide crisis intervention, case management, counseling, and psychosocial assessments.  LSC staff also engage in policy and advocacy projects aimed at advancing the rights of children.

For complete application and further information here.

Due November 10: Equal Justice Works, Post Graduation Fellowship Application Re-opened for Selected ProjectsEJW Logo

Application Due: November 10, 2017

Equal Justice Works has extended the Fellowship application deadline to November 10 for several specific project types. Equal Justice Works has confirmed funding in the following categories and highly encourages students to apply in these areas:

  • LGBTQIA candidates of color serving LGBTQIA communities of color in NYC
  • Immigration or Veterans projects in Seattle, WA
  • Agriculture or poverty alleviation projects in Davenport and Betendorf Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline Illinois

Students can learn more and begin their application online here. Students with questions should email Fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org

The Council on Environmental Quality, 2018 Spring Legal Clerkship

CEQ Law Clerkship Opportunity: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has a law clerkship opening for the spring of 2018 (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). Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, clerks have the opportunity to perform diverse, substantive legal work, including: (1) Drafting memoranda on environment, energy, natural resources, and general law issues; (2) Tracking Federal agency actions on environmental and infrastructure issues; (3) Attending interagency working group meetings; and (4) Assisting with responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and other inquiries regarding CEQ’s activities. Clerks also have the opportunity to analyze recent case law and to help advise CEQ’s policy teams on legal issues.

Job Requirements 

Requirements: CEQ seeks second and third year law students and recent law school graduates who are highly motivated, willing to contribute where needed, and able to exercise professional judgment and maturity. In addition, applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

Application

Prepare the materials in the checklist below and combine them into a single PDF file addressed to the CEQ Attorney Advisor, Howard Sun. Name the PDF file following our convention: Last Name, First Name – 2018 Spring Clerkship Application Date Submitted; e.g., “Smith, Jane – 2018 Spring Clerkship Application 11-01-17.” Email the PDF file to internships@ceq.eop.gov, indicating in the email subject line that you are applying for a Spring Law Clerkship; e.g., “Spring 2018 Law Clerkship Application.”

CEQ will contact selected applicants to interview. Should you need to hear from CEQ sooner, please advise us of this fact by emailing internships@ceq.eop.gov or calling the CEQ mainline at (202) 395-5750 and asking for Howard Sun.

Document Requirements

  1. Application form (see below)
  2. Cover letter (see instructions below)
  3. Resume (1 page maximum)
  4. References (see instructions below)
  5. Law school transcript (most recent; an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  6. Writing sample (3-5 pages maximum)
  7. The application form can be downloaded here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ceq/ceq_LEGAL_clerkship_application_new.pdf

Due October 27: UW Student Legal Services

Application Deadline: 10/27/2017

This is your chance to receive hands on training working on real-world cases.

Student Legal Services has two openings for Rule 9 eligible third-year law students for positions starting immediately through the end of the school year. Rule 9 Legal Interns advise and represent UW students in a wide range of legal issues including landlord/tenant, estate planning, debt collection, family law, immigration, contracts, and other issues. Legal Interns are expected to work 10 to 12 hours per week, but the hours are flexible.

As a Rule 9, you will manage your own case load and collaborate with other interns and the Director/Staff Attorney and your cases.

Apply via Symplicity Job Requisition #15434

Due November 10:  Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Bilingual Staff Attorney Position in Wenatchee, WA

Application Deadline: 11/10/2017

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington. Fluency in Spanish is required.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief); and 3). representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

The attorney will also work closely with other staff members and community partners in the Eastern and Central Washington regions in conducting outreach and community education, and providing individual consultations to persons who may be eligible for immigration benefits

To apply and complete job description here.

Due November 22:  Brennan Center for Justice: Counsel, Liberty and National Security Program

Application Due: November 22, 2017

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part cutting-edge communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies and we fight for them — in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

The Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program works to advance effective national security policies that respect the rule of law and constitutional values. Our current program priorities include protecting against abuses of emergency powers and surveillance authorities, reining in excessive government secrecy, and countering Islamophobic policies and rhetoric.

Position: The Brennan Center seeks an attorney for its Liberty and National Security Program. The position is based in the Brennan Center’s Washington, D.C. office and requires occasional travel to New York City and other locations. The position is funded for a two-year period; an extension of this period is possible but not guaranteed.

The attorney will focus primarily on the Program’s efforts to protect against the abuse of emergency powers and to ensure that domestic security activities are conducted in accordance with the rule of law.

Applications:  Applications are due by November 22, but earlier applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/njyOv7EqhF/Counsel-Liberty-And-National-Security-Program and upload the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with “Counsel Position (Liberty and National Security)” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.

National Employment Law Project 2018 Summer Legal Internships

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is seeking law students for our 2018 summer legal internship program in New York City and Washington D.C.

The National Employment Law Project (www.nelp.org) is a non‐profit research and advocacy organization that fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed. We collaborate with national, state and local allies–including worker centers, community groups, immigrant advocacy organizations, unions, faith-based organizations, policy makers and think tanks–to create good jobs and enforce hard-won worker rights. NELP is one of the country’s leading workers’ rights organizations, developing innovative policy models, conducting research and education, supporting worker organizing, and engaging in strategic communications.

More information here.