Paid public internship opportunities for 1Ls in California, New York, and more

Due Feb. 1: Bilingual Staff Attorney position with NWIRP

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The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual attorney (with a preference for a Spanish-speaking attorney) to provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance in immigration matters. 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 provide legal representation in various immigration matters, but will focus on assisting individuals facing removal proceedings.

Learn more here

Due Feb. 9: NASA at Kennedy Space Center Office of Chief Counsel

nasaApplication Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

The Office of the Chief Counsel at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is a dynamic, interesting, and spirited law practice comprising 20 legal professionals who, as a cohesive and collegial organization, provide the full range of legal advice and legal services for NASA’s programs and operations at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. We are an industrious team of public servants who are focused on results while embracing camaraderie, cooperation, mutual respect, diversity, sound perspective, a sense of humor, passion for the practice of law, and compassion for each other. As an added benefit, you would be joining an agency ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic law school interns. If you want an internship in a dynamic environment that is both exceptionally challenging and rewarding, then come join the NASA legal team at Kennedy Space Center where you will have an opportunity to use your current skills, build new ones, and make valuable contributions to the Office of the Chief Counsel.

Learn more and get application instructions here

Due Feb. 16: Open Society Foundations needs legal research intern

OSF LogoApplication Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

The Open Society Justice Initiative uses the law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, we strive to secure legal remedies for human rights abuses, and promote effective enforcement of the rule of law. Our efforts focus on accountability for international crimes, racial discrimination and statelessness, criminal justice reform, abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, the promotion of freedom of information and expression, and combating natural resource–related corruption.

The Open Society Justice Initiative invites current law school and other advanced degree graduate students to apply to join our team as Legal Research Interns in our New York, Washington, D.C. and Budapest offices. With close supervision by an assigned mentor, interns will learn about the various tools available for researching issues, engaging in oral and written persuasive techniques, and drafting reports and legal memoranda related to human rights related advocacy in the areas of focus of the Justice Initiative.

Apply here

Due Feb. 17, paid: Summer Associate position with the Alliance for Justice

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The Alliance for Justice is seeking law school student applicants for paid and self-funded positions in the summer of 2017.  Summer Associates are expected to work full time (40 hours) over the course of a ten week period.
 
Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy.  For more than 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voice heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives.
 
Apply and learn more here. 

Due Feb. 28, paid: California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. seeks summer law fellow

crlaApplication Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) is seeking a law school fellow for a 10- week summer position with CRLA’s LGBT Program. The LGBT Program addresses the intersections of race, immigration status, and poverty within the framework of advancing rural LGBT rights. The program engages in direct legal representation and other innovative forms of legal advocacy that leverage collaborations with a range of rural stakeholders. The LGBT Program Summer Law fellow will work under the supervision of the LGBT Program Director to provide direct legal services and support litigation and other systemic advocacy. Priority types of legal cases include petitions for U, T, and VAWA non-immigrant status, employment discrimination cases, education rights cases, and legal name and gender petitions. The law clerk may request to be placed in any one of CRLA’s office locations, and the LGBT program will strive to accommodate the law clerk’s preferred location.

Learn more and apply here.  

Rolling Deadline: Summer internship position with Team Child

Team Child LogoApplication Deadline: Open until filled

Every day, thousands of youth face profound legal and social barriers that increase their chances of dropping out of school, being homeless or ending up in the juvenile justice system. TeamChild uses its legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system.

TeamChild is a member of the Alliance for Equal Justice, Washington’s network of organizations providing civil legal aid to people in need. TeamChild is also a member of the Washington Defender Association (WDA), a statewide membership organization for public defenders, and of the National Juvenile Justice Network, which enhances the capacity of juvenile justice coalitions and organizations to promote practices that are fair, equitable and developmentally appropriate for all children, youth and families involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the justice system.

Apply and learn more here

Due March 3: Attention 3Ls! Apply for a Stoneleigh Fellowship

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The Stoneleigh Foundation provides a unique opportunity for leading practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to advance reforms in the systems that serve vulnerable young people – such as juvenile justice, child welfare, education, and health.  Over the past ten years, our Fellows have developed new approaches to program design and delivery, changed how systems work together to better meet the needs of youth, and generated new knowledge through action-oriented research.

Apply and learn more here

Rolling Deadline: Policy Manager position with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration

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The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is a racial justice and migrant rights organization which engages in education, advocacy, and cross-cultural alliance-building in order to strengthen a national movement to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement in African American and Black immigrant communities. BAJI’s headquarters are in Brooklyn, NY and we have additional offices in Oakland, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA. Position Summary: The Policy Manager will engage elected officials, policy advocates, and other stakeholders in challenging mass criminalization and unjust enforcement of immigration laws as well as rules and regulations that undermine the welfare of immigrants.

Learn more and apply here. 

Rolling Deadline, paid: Internship opportunity with Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

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The newly established Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University is looking for its inaugural class of summer legal interns. We want creative, motivated, and committed law students to join us in the defense of the freedoms of speech and the press. You’ll get to do ground-breaking First Amendment litigation and to help us in the early stages of building an exciting new free-speech advocacy and research organization.

Your primary responsibility as a legal intern will be to support our litigation. You’ll work alongside the Institute’s attorneys on all aspects of our litigation, including the exploration of new lawsuits, the research and analysis of legal questions, the development of litigation strategy, and the drafting of factual and legal memoranda, affidavits, and briefs.

Apply and learn more here

Post Grad Opportunities Abound and US District Court Judge Seeks UW Law Externs

Community Alliance for Global Justice Seeking Part-Time Director of Organizing

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CAGJ is a volunteer led, membership-based organization founded in 2001 by Seattle-area activists who helped to organize the historic shutdown of the World Trade Organization meeting in 1999.  We strive to carry on the protests’ legacy of effective and creative collective action for global justice, working in solidarity with the powerful social movements of the Global South who continue to inspire us with their growing resistance to the corporate-driven economic model.  Our mission is to educate and mobilize with individuals and organizations to strengthen local economies everywhere. We are grassroots, community-based and committed to anti-oppressive organizing as we build solidarity across diverse movements. Focusing on the food system, we seek to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments and other institutions while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy.

About the position:

CAGJ’s Organizing Director will lead two areas: organizational development (through member and volunteer recruitment and engagement) and communications. Responsibilities will be shared with the Executive Director in the areas of fundraising, partner relations, strategic planning and administration.  The Organizing Director will also provide program support in the area suited to their experience and interests.

Applications due by November 15. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law Seeking Policy Associate

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law seeks a candidate to serve as an O’Neill Institute Associate to work on domestic and global health law and policy projects. The O’Neill Institute is housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

Associates are based at the Law Center and report to the O’Neill Institute Executive Director and Deputy Director. Associates work on legal policy projects including researching and drafting white papers, organizing research colloquia, expert meetings, coordinating interdisciplinary research teams, and grant writing.  Associate positions are for one year with possible renewal.  Associates will receive a competitive salary with outstanding benefits.

Candidates should have a J.D. degree and outstanding research and writing skills.  Candidates with advanced training in public health and economics are preferred.  They should also have experience in areas such as public health law and financing, health reform and healthcare systems (U.S. and comparative), and food and drug law.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Complete the online application here. The application should include: resumé, cover letter, writing sample, professional references (list and contact information only, no letters of recommendation please), official law school transcript, and other graduate school transcripts (if applicable).

The application deadline is November 30, 2013. Any questions about the position should be directed to oneillinstitute@law.georgetown.edu.

Alliance for Justice Announces Post Grad Fellowship

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Alliance for Justice is offering a public interest fellowship to a recent law school graduate. The term of the fellowship will be from September 2014 through August 2015.

The 2014-2015 Dorot Fellow will work on our Justice Programs, including our Judicial Selection Project, our Supreme Court campaign, and other access to justice issues.

Through our Judicial Selection Project, Alliance for Justice vets nominees to the federal judiciary, working closely with Senate offices, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The Judicial Selection Project also educates the public and the press to ensure that only fair, qualified, individuals committed to social justice are confirmed.

Through our Supreme Court campaign, Alliance for Justice analyzes and comments on Supreme Court decisions that benefit powerful corporate interests at the expense of everyday Americans.  Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court has radically rewritten laws in order to shield big business from liability, insulate corporate interests from environmental and antitrust regulation, make it easier for companies to discriminate, and enable powerful interests to flood our election process with special interest dollars.

Don’t delay! Applications due no later than November 1. For complete description and application instructions please click here.

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Announces Post Grad State Policy Fellowship

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The Fellowship is sponsored the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a national policy institute, and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of public policy organizations in over 40 states that participate in debates over budget and tax issues and other issues in their states that affect disadvantaged communities and families.

Below are key details on the program:

  • Fellows will spend two years as entry-level analysts working with a state policy organization belonging to the nationwide SFAI network.
  • Fellows will research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups.
  • These are paid, full time positions with benefits.
  • Fellows will participate in a professional development program that includes a week-long seminar in Washington, D.C. and additional training opportunities, including national policy conferences.  Additionally, fellows will be partnered with mentors who are leaders in their field.
  • To be eligible for the program, candidates must 1) have a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, social work, public health, law, or a related field by August 2014, 2) have a strong academic record, and 3) be eligible to work in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Application requirements include a personal essay, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.  Completed applications must be submitted by January 24, 2014, but we encourage applicants to apply earlier.  The fellowship will begin in the latter part of August 2014.

For complete info please click here.

US District Court Judge in Portland Seeking UW Law Judicial Externs

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The Hon. Marco Hernandez, U.S. District Court, Portland, is accepting applications for full-time judicial externships.  Apply for summer and fall quarters by February 28.  Learn more about Judge Hernandez here.

Be sure to meet with your career coach before applying. Submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and names of three references to Honorable Marco Hernandez, U.S. District Court, 1427 U.S. Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.