Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships; NLRB Externship; Puget Soundkeeper Internship

Due February 26: Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships provide first-year law students from underrepresented backgrounds with awards of $10,000 each, to help cover expenses while working in a public interest law position during the summer after their first year of law school.

A guaranteed callback interview with a Goodwin office of their choice during the interview season after the student’s first year of law school, to allow the student to be considered for a position in our summer associate program during the summer after the student’s second year of law school;

·         As part of the callback interview process, fellows will also be considered for the Wayne A. Budd and Marian A. Tse Diversity Scholarships, providing selected recipients with a paid 2L summer position in one of Goodwin’s U.S. domestic offices during the 2019 summer associate program and an additional $10,000 toward tuition for the third year of law school, paid out upon completion of the summer program. In addition to the selection criteria listed below, those who have overcome obstacles in pursuing a legal career and have demonstrated the tenacity and talent to excel in the legal profession will be considered. Named in honor of diversity trailblazers and champions Wayne A. Budd and Marian A. Tse, these scholarships are designed to help make our workplace and profession more diverse.

The opportunity to participate in select summer associate events for 2Ls while working in their public interest law position during their first year summer; and
Attorney advisors to help fellows succeed in their public interest law position, and to help introduce them to Goodwin.

More info here.

Due March 16:  National Labor Relations Board, Law Student Extern PositionNLRB Seal

The purpose of this posting is to notify students of the Region’s decision to offer an extern position to a qualified law student for the 2018 (fall) – 2019 (spring) school year and to provide information regarding that position.

Aside from the extern position, the Board has not allocated, at this time, funding for a paid intern position in Region 19 for the summer of 2018. However, Region 19 will consider sponsoring a qualified law student who is awarded a grant (e.g., by a law school, bar association, and/or by other sponsoring entities) to work during the summer of 2018 with a governmental entity.

The extern will be trained in the Board’s administrative investigative and case handling techniques and procedures and then will be assigned primarily to investigate unfair labor practice charges. Following completion of the investigation, the extern will draft a report containing relevant and material evidence from the investigation, an analysis of applicable Board (labor) law, and a recommendation to Regional management regarding the appropriate disposition of the case (e.g., dismiss the charge, issue complaint absent settlement, etc.).

More info here.

Due May 4: Puget Soundkeeper, Summer 2018 Intern

Puget Soundkeeper seeks a motivated and passionate law student to serve as a summer legal intern in our enforcement program. The intern will perform in-depth legal research and analysis to support Soundkeeper’s Clean Water Act enforcement and assist with investigating potential litigation. Puget Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to this work as well as an interest in environmental law and policy and a desire to work in a small, close-knit and collaborative setting.

This is a full-time, unpaid position based in Seattle, WA for 10-12 weeks (duration negotiable) during summer 2018 (approximately June-August). Candidates are to work out of Puget Soundkeeper’s office with the potential to work remotely as needed. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and short writing sample with the subject “Summer 2018 Legal Intern” to Sophia Ressler at sophia@pugetsoundkeeper.org. We kindly ask that applicant refrain from calling for further details regarding their application; please email with any questions. Deadline is May 4, 2018 (although applications will be accepted on a rolling basis before then as well).