Jobs! Summer internships! Fellowships!

2018 Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program.

Application due date: Rolling basis

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program beginning in May 2018. In New Jersey, this has long been the premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved.Students placed in this summer program gain experience in a wide variety of public interest legal issues. Activities typically include client interviewing, legal and factual research, drafting legal documents, administrative agency appearances and, for students who have completed two years of law school, court appearances and more in-depth case involvement.Fellows interested in policy and research have participated in client needs assessment studies and other studies, helped to draft pleadings on major litigation, and conducted research in education, civil rights, welfare policy, child welfare, housing, and many other issues affecting the poor.  We expect that there will be at least 8 positions available at locations statewide.  Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.

For more information and to download an application click here.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

FASPE is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its 2018 summer legal ethics program. Summer Ethics Fellowship for Law Students and Recent Graduates FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Law program. FASPE Law is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive study of contemporary legal ethics. FASPE Law is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges they will face in their careers. In 2018, the program will take place from Monday, May 21 to Friday, June 1. (Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Sunday, May 20.) All program costs are covered, including the equivalent of round-trip travel from New York to Europe, as well as all European travel, lodging, and food. FASPE Law Fellows travel and share some seminars with Fellows in the FASPE Business and Journalism programs. FASPE Law is open to current JD and LLM students and those who received a JD or LLM between May 2016 and January 2018. It is designed to address ethical challenges in all fields of law, including the private sector, public interest organizations, and the government.

More info here.

Due November 5:  Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Internship

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, in cooperation with the Institute for International Law and Justice, administers a fellowship program for selected NYU School of Law students that combines academic and practical experience in international law and human rights. The International Law and Human Rights  Fellowship Program offers the opportunity to complete a specialized training program in international law, undertake a summer internship at a leading institution or organization, and complete a substantial research paper growing out of that work experience. Established in 2002, the Fellowship Program is undertaken with support from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC). A modest stipend is available for students selected for the Fellowship.

CHRGJ is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program. Download the program description, list of organizations, and application instructions and forms. The application deadline is Sunday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Complete application packets must be submitted to ilhr.fellows@gmail.com.

More info here.

New Orleans’s Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, 2Ls, 3Ls or Recent Grads Sponsor Fellows

The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) is a multi-disciplinary impact strategy center and “think and do tank” as well as a membership organization. We are dedicated to expanding democracy, winning a just economy, and transforming the country by transforming the South. The Workers’ Center is a critical architect of permanent progressive civil society infrastructure in the South. At the end of our first decade, we are gearing up to advance a long-term Southern agenda for an inclusive economy. NOWCRJ has been nationally recognized for direct worker organizing, strategic campaigns, policy advocacy, litigation, and coalition building to advance immigrant rights, racial justice, and economic equity.

For further information and how to apply: http://nowcrj.org/join-our-team/

Due December 1: Brooklyn Defender Services – Brooklyn, NY, Staff Attorney – Immigration Practice

Application Deadline: 12/01/2017

BDS is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. We represent nearly 40,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings in New York City, primarily indigent criminal, family, and immigration defense. BDS represents clients who have diverse, complex and multi-faceted needs in a high volume and very fast-paced setting.

For complete job description and to apply here.

Due January 31:  Center for Death Penalty Litigation, 2Ls with interest in Capital Post-Conviction Work

In recent summers, law student interns have visited clients, traveled across the state interviewing witnesses and jurors, worked on clemency cases, assisted with research and writing of direct appeal and post-conviction claims, attended capital trials, and assisted at evidentiary hearings.

We eagerly recruit 2Ls to fill our summer intern positions. Because of the nature of the work our students perform, we typically do not allow split summers and we prefer that all interns begin work on the same date. Further, we ask each intern to commit to a 10 week program, usually beginning the first work-day of June. Most summers, CDPL is able to offer interns monetary compensation for their work through the Weston Fenhagen Fellowship. Students interested in a summer internship should provide the following by January 31: 1) Cover letter clearly articulating the applicant’s interest in death penalty defense or criminal defense work 2) Current resume 3) Writing sample of 10 pages or less 4) Phone numbers and email addresses for three references, including at least one person familiar with your skills and abilities in a professional setting.

We prefer that applications be submitted electronically whenever possible. Applications should be submitted through our website. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with all hiring decisions made by Feb. 28th each year. Contact will@cdpl.org with specific questions.

CDPL complies with the letter and spirit of all federal, state, and local employment discrimination laws and does not discriminate based on race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibility, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.

More information here.

ACLU of Washington, Internship 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer full-time summer legal internships to interested law school students for the summer of 2018.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students can work in either the litigation department, or in the policy advocacy group. Students will work closely with staff attorneys on active litigation, case development, advocacy with community groups and government entities, and legal research.

Educational benefits include obtaining hands-on experience in applying constitutional theories and case law to legal problems and learning how to conduct factual investigation of complaints. Students become familiar with administrative regulations and agency protocols, while developing a practical understanding of constitutional law.

Prerequisites include academic standing as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year law student during the duration of the internship time period, an interest in civil liberties and civil rights, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.

Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and list of references with contact information via email. If interested in the litigation department, email legalprogramassistant@aclu-wa.org. If interested in the policy advocacy group, email field@aclu-wa.org. The subject line of your email should include your name and “Summer Intern”.

Because positions are filled on a rolling basis, we encourage interested students to apply early.

Due November 30: The People’s Law Office Summer 2018 Internship

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

People’s Law Office is accepting applications for our 2018 summer internship and educational program, which focuses on civil rights litigation rooted in social justice and radical legal work.

Interns will participate in a wide range of litigation-related work and will be exposed to a progressive law office that has been committed to being “people’s lawyers” since 1969. Our attorneys and legal workers have successfully fought for the civil and human rights of people who have been wrongfully convicted, falsely arrested and subjected to excessive force and torture at the hands of law enforcement officials and prosecutors. The office has also steadfastly represented political activists and individuals who have been targeted by governmental officials because of their political views or organizing work.

The program is open to law students. Candidates should demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to social justice, organizing and/or social movements.

More info here.