Internships and Summer Programs of Interest
For further information about any of these opportunities, please speak with Pre-Law Advisor Nancy Gibson. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, most provide room and board and some provide a stipend and travel assistance. Please visit the links below for more information. For questions about programs or your application, please contact Pre-Law Advisor Nancy Gibson in BCDC at email@example.com.
Deadline: March 3, 2014. University of Missouri Kansas City Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program. June 6 – July 18, 2014. Program is intended but not restricted to college students from racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the legal profession. The 4-week intensive academic and lawyering skills program familiarizes students with academic and professional expectations for law students. Students are placed in a 2-week legal internship at the end of the program, in the Kansas City metro region. Information available here: http://law.umkc.edu/prospective-students/discoverplus.asp
Deadline: March 28, 2014. Florida State University College of Law (Tallahassee) Summer for Undergraduates program will take place May 19- June 12, 2014. Engage in classroom experience, law school admissions process and careers in the law program. Current first-years, sophomores and juniors from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession are eligible to apply. For more information visit: http://www.jmls.edu/diversity/programs/legal-education-access-program.php
Deadline: April 1, 2014. The University of Arkansas School of Law (Little Rock) offers a four week (June 7 – July3, 2014) summer program for students entering their sophomore or junior year. Open to first generation college students, students expieriencing significant financial challenges and student populations which are historically underrepresetned in law school. Preference given to www.discoverlaw.org registrants (a diversity pipeline program run by the ABA–free to join). Program provides a $900 stipend and up to $200 in financial assistance for travel to the program. Information can be found here: http://law.uark.edu/academics/plusprogram/
Deadline: April 1, 2014: SUNY Buffalo, NY Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program. May 31 – June 28, 2014. This programs provides an immersive experience for undergrads interested in pursuing a legal career; exposes students to academic skills needed to study law and provides an in-depth experience in a four week summer residency program. Participants receive a $900 stipend. Intended for students who have completed their first year or sophomore year. Underrepresented and first generation college students are eligible. http://www.law.buffalo.edu/scholarsProgram/about.html
Deadline – rolling–may close in April. John Marshall Law School (Chicago)Summer 2014 Legal Education Access Program (LEAP) Prelaw Summer Institute. Juniors, Seniors and recent Graduates are eligible. Program runs July 27-August 1, 2014. For information, visit http://www.jmls.edu/diversity/programs/legal-education-access-program.php .
Deadline TBA (typically mid-June) LatinoJustice LawBound program provides targeted services that address some of the most common barriers to admission to law school and helps students effectively navigate the law school admissions process. There is a summer academy, mentoring and networking and wraparound programming that improves access from law school to bar admission. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and a first year or sophomore at the time of application. The program is typically conducted for one week in early August and takes place in New York City. Metrocards, meals, books and materials are provided. The 2014 application is not yet avaialable. More information here: http://latinojustice.org/legal_education/lawbound/
THE FOLLOWING JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS ARE POSTED ON JOBCAT:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, DC has an unpaid internship for a sophomore, junior, or senior to work on challenging projects involving issues of disability and diversity and inclusion work in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer. Some of the work may include statistical and economic based analyses so students with majors in these areas are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with advanced functions of Word and Excel are a plus. See posting for “EEOC OCHCO Policy and Research Internship” on JobCat.
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program seeks interns in Washington, DC or overseas. Unpaid internships offer the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, DC and at Department offices around the U.S. Must be a U.S. citizen, sucessfully complete a background investigation, be able to receive a Secret or Top Secret clearance, and you may be subject to random drug testing. Juniors or Seniors. Deadline is March 3, 2014. Visit http://careers.stategov/students/programs#nogo
The Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC, the federal courts agency for research and continuing education, offers an internship in its Education Division to a first year, sophomore, junior or senior. Deadline is February 28, 2014. Note: requires resume, cover letter, writing sample and a letter of recommendation. Log on to JobCat and search “Education Division Internship” for more inforation.
Are you a first-year or sophomore residing in New York City looking for a future in civic leadership in the non-profit sector? If so you may be interested in applying for the Hope Riechbach Fund to fund an internship you have found or help you find a paid summer internship in a Brooklyn-based organization. Applicants have the option of applying with a confirmed internship in place, or having the Fund place them at one. Each students will receive $3500 for 10 weeks of full-time work plus unlimited New York MetroCard. Application deadline is February 28, 2014. Requires resume, two references, short essays and a FAFSA worksheet or letter from the financial aid office. Please visit www.hopeforbrooklyn.com for application and information.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is offering an internship for a first-year, sophomore junior or senior to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology policy analysts. This position is unpaid. Open to students from all majors. Must be a U.S. Citizen. visit. www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/about/student. Deadline is March 7, 2014. Decisions will be announced at the end of March 2014.
THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME JOBS ARE LISTED ON JOBCAT AND AVAILABLE TO 2014 GRADUATES AS WELL AS ALUMNI:
Maine House of Representatives House Majority Office Legislative Aide
U.S. Attorney’s Office Paralegal, Portland, ME
and many other postings…