Internships and Summer Programs of Interest
For further information about any opportunities, please speak with Pre-Law Advisor Nancy Gibson. To schedule an appointment with her, please call 207-786-6232. For recent job and internship postings, jump to the end of this page. See a complete list by logging on to Handshake.
The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for Summer 2016 (unpaid) internships. Applications are due October 16, 2015. Please visit http://careers.state.gov/
SUMMER PRELAW PROGRAMS ARE typically offered to students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and first generation college students. Some programs offer LSAT preparation, overview of first year of law school, field trips,and tips on preparing to be a competitive applicant. All of these programs are available at no cost to the students (usually first years and sophomores), most provide room and board and some provide a stipend and travel assistance. Summer 2016 programs will be posted here as they are announced.
ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS for current undergraduates will be offered by CLEO on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Fordham University Law School in New York City. CLEO’s Road to Law School provides first years an overview of the key components of the law school application process. Click here for more information. Sophomore Super Saturdays are offered to current sophomores and, if space permits, juniors. These seminars help students further develop the skills needed to become a competitive law school candidate. Click here for more information. Juniors Jumpstart the LSAT seminars are offered to current juniors to help them understand the importance of timely and systematic preparation for the LSAT. Click here for more information on the program.
The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, offers a funded (with benefits) two-year Justice Fellowship for recent college graduates and young professionals. Seniors only are eligible to apply. The fellowship is designed to enable a talented and committed professional or recent graduate to spend two years contributing to social justice and preparing for a career in nonprofit management. For a full description and application instructions, see http://www.eji.org/node/
Snell & Wilmer offers two FAR (Fellowship for Advancement and Resources) Fellowships which cover test prep course tuition, assistance with law school application fees, mentoring and advising through the application and admission process and assistance with the cost of law school books. Applications are usually due by July 1 of the year BEFORE the student intends to apply to law school (so, July 1, 2016 if you will apply in Fall 2017 to start law school in Fall 2018). Contact Ms. Kara Blakey at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.