Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps and Americorps JD Program; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, State Policy Fellowship Program.

Due February 11: Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps EJW Logo

The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program connects public interest law students with civil aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Thirty students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.

The RSLC application is open now and closes February 11, 2018.
Apply here and direct questions to ruralcorps@equaljusticeworks.org.

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD ProgramEJW Logo

The AmeriCorps JD Program gives students the opportunity to join a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas. All participants will receive a $1,222 Segal AmeriCorps Education award with the successful completion of the program.

Program Issue Areas:

  • Veterans Legal Corps
  • Elder Justice AmeriCorps
  • New York State Family Security Project (immigration)

If you have already secured a position with a legal host organization for this summer, you can apply for the AmeriCorps JD program here. If you are seeking an organization to work with this summer, see a list of potential AmeriCorps JD host sites here.

Due February 9:  Cozen O’Connor 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

At Cozen O’Connor P.C., we understand the value of a diverse work environment and believe that such diversity adds to our firm’s successes and ability to provide better service to our clients. We seek to employ lawyers of diverse backgrounds, and also those committed to the furtherance of a more diverse and inclusive profession. Students in their first year of law school with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

  • Fellows will participate in the firm’s summer associate program beginning in May following their 1L year.
  • Fellows will spend two weeks during the summer associate program working on a pro bono project.
  • Fellows will participate in a diversity & inclusion mentorship program.
  • Fellows will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses, paid in two phases:
  • $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 1L summer associate position, to be used toward the Fellow’s 2L year; and
  • If the Fellow receives and accepts an offer to join Cozen O’Connor’s summer associate program following his/her 2L year, $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 2L summer associate position and acceptance of an offer to return to Cozen O’Connor as an entry level associate, to be used toward the Fellow’s 3L year.”

More info here. 

Due February 12:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, State Policy Fellowship Program.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading national policy institute, is hosting several State Policy Fellowships across its network of State Priorities Partnership (SPP) organizations. The fellowship program is a two-year paid opportunity that will give fellows the chance to start their careers in a well-respected state policy organization, learn from professionals in the field, and make real contributions to public policy.

While they can’t guarantee placement in Seattle, the Washington State Budget & Policy Center is one of the hosting sites for a State Policy Fellow. They hope to have a fellow join our team to help us in our efforts to advance shared prosperity in Washington!

Eligible candidates must have received a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, law, social work, public health, or a related field in the past two years, or expect to receive a degree before August 1, 2018. Candidates must also have a strong academic record and be eligible to work full-time in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Completed applications must be submitted online by February 12, 2018. The fellowship is designed to:

  • Bring diverse perspectives to state policy debates. To expand the voices that speak with authority in state policy debates, the program identifies highly qualified candidates with a track record of working on public policies affecting low-income and diverse communities and policies that advance racial equity.
  • Make a difference for low-income families and communities. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents, promote positive reforms, and collaborate with advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on local communities.
  • Launch careers. State Policy Fellows spend two years developing expertise in issues such as state budget and tax policies, health care, education finance, family economic security, and criminal justice. Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development, work with mentors, and have access to ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth.

For complete program information, please visit www.cbpp.org/fellowship.

Knobbe Martens, 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

“As part of our commitment to diversity in the workplace, Knobbe Martens is proud to offer a 1L Diversity Scholarship Program which is open to qualified first-year law students interested in Intellectual Property Law.  Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded a paid summer associate position following their first year of law school and a grant of up to $10,000.  After completing the 1L Summer Associate Program, recipients will receive a grant of $5,000 and may receive an offer to return for the 2L Summer Associate Program.  After completing the 2L Summer Associate Program, recipients may receive an offer to join the firm as an associate.  If the offer is accepted, an additional $5,000 will be awarded. Applications for the 1L Diversity Scholarship Program will be accepted starting December 1. For more information, please click on the “Apply Here” link to access our informational flier and application.”

More info here.

Due April 9:  Q-LAW SHER KUNG SUMMER FELLOWSHIP – 2018 TACOMA/PIERCE COUNTY OFFICETeam Child Logo

TeamChild is seeking a full-time Summer Fellow for our Tacoma, WA office, located at 715 Tacoma Ave. South.  The fellow will work in partnership with Oasis Youth Center and be co-located at Oasis and TeamChild.  Under the guidance of TeamChild attorneys and in consultation with Oasis Youth Center the fellow will advise LGBTQ youth about their legal rights.  The fellow will be asked to research various legal issues frequently affecting LGBTQ youth in the community and develop policy responses to those issues.  The fellow will also be asked to develop sustainable policy options to create an ongoing TeamChild/Oasis legal clinic partnership. Duties also include community education, outreach to clients and potential referral sources and collaboration on community based projects that serve TeamChild’s and Oasis Youth Center’s client base.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  $7,500 for 10 week fellowship.

More info here.