Summer fellowships, clerkships and internships: Peggy Browning Fund, KCPA, Institute for Justice, Pacific Legal Foundation, Legal Voice, ACLU, and more!

Due January 12:  Peggy Browning Fund 2018 Summer FellowshipsPeggy Browning Fund

Funded positions for 1Ls & 2Ls in labor-related organizations throughout the United States and 1 funded part-time position in Chicago.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers’ rights.  We routinely collaborate with over 150 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $6,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowship description for details)

We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.   Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent one of its kind.

More info here.

Due January 12:  King County Prosecuting Attorney Summer 2018 externships

This is a 10-week program for students during the summer between their first and second years of law school.  Externs must be able to work full time, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a minimum of ten weeks.

The externship program is designed to give students a meaningful experience and exposure to our law practice. It is an excellent way to become acquainted with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, pursue an interest in criminal law, and determine whether trial practice is a future career path. The extern positions are unpaid, but many law schools offer credit for externship programs.

More info here. 

Due January 12: Institute for Justice Summer 2018 Clerkships

The Institute for Justice’s summer clerkship program provides an unparalleled opportunity for select law students to substantively contribute to IJ’s cutting-edge civil-rights litigation. Clerks conduct legal research; help develop litigation strategies for active and potential cases; and draft discovery requests, motions, and briefs filed in both state and federal court.  Clerks have been involved in projects as diverse as:

  • Researching and preparing a United States Supreme Court cert. petition regarding just compensation in an eminent domain action.
  • Participating in moots for dispositive-motion hearings in a challenge to protectionist mobile vending regulations.
  • Analyzing discovery objections in a civil forfeiture class action lawsuit.
  • Assessing how to certify a new class and add new plaintiffs to an existing class action.
  • Developing litigation strategies for potential challenges to licensing requirements in several states across the country.
  • Helping prepare motions to exclude expert witness testimony and reports.
  • Drafting portions of opposition briefs to motions to dismiss and for summary judgment in both state and federal court.

More info here.

Due January 30:  Summer 2018 Pacific Legal Foundation’s Liberty Clerkships

As Pacific Legal Foundation marches toward its 45th anniversary next year, we are redefining what it means to be a public interest law firm. Our attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

PLF attorneys continue to bring and win cases in the United States Supreme Court. Again this year, PLF will be arguing an important First Amendment case before the nation’s highest court. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win. Sound like the reason you went to law school? Then you ought to apply for our clerkship program.

We seek highly motivated, principled, and liberty-minded law students for paid, full-time summer clerkships, June through August 2018, in each of our offices: Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bellevue, Washington; and Washington, DC.

More info here.

Rolling:  Legal Voice’s Legal Internship ProgramLegal Voice Logo

Legal Voice’s Legal Internship Program gives law students a unique opportunity to work in a non-profit legal setting while making a contribution to women’s rights! As an intern, you will work closely with staff attorneys on current issues in women’s rights law by researching legal issues, working on case development, investigating policy questions, and assisting in the preparation of written materials.

Summer Internships: 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Applications must be submitted by January 31 of the year in which you would like to intern.

School-year Internships: Legal Voice accepts interns year-round, with a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. Please submit your application 5 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or quarter during which you would like to intern.

Please submit a detailed cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample to CPhalan@LegalVoice.org or by mail.

More info here.

Rolling: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific District North, Labor and Employment Law Summer InternVA Seal

Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
North Las Vegas, NV

The Office of General Counsel, Pacific District North, of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks students for a volunteer internship this summer 2018. Interns will receive assignments in the area of LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. There are internship opportunities in our Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Portland, Oregon offices.

The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, and other facilities. It also administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to service members, veterans, their dependents, and survivors.

More info here on PSJD.

Rolling:  2018-19 ACLU of Washington Legal FellowshipACLU of WA

The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from third-year law students and recent law school graduates for its Legal Fellowship.  The Fellowship will begin in the late summer/fall of 2018 and is a full-time position in ACLU of Washington’s Seattle office.  It provides recent graduates with a unique opportunity to participate in our organization’s legal work supporting the civil rights of all Washington citizens.

More info here.

Rolling: ACLU-WA Summer Legal Internships

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.

More info here. 

Open Until Filled: National Center for Youth Law – Law Clerk, Summer 2018

National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is a non-profit law firm that has transformed how public agencies support our country’s most vulnerable children, including foster youth, youth with disabilities, child sex trafficking victims, youth in the juvenile justice system, and youth of color. NCYL leads multiyear campaigns to change laws and regulations, redesign government services, and hold public agencies accountable for the well-being of children in their care through litigation and other approaches.

NCYL is currently seeking 7-10 Summer Law Clerks to volunteer for ten weeks in Summer 2018 in their Oakland, CA and Washington, DC offices.  Applications for the summer program are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications from rising 3Ls are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible.

NCYL is interested in applicants with a strong commitment to social justice. In particular, applicants should demonstrate interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth.

Oakland office, more info here; DC office, more info here.