Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities


EMPLOYMENT update:

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PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – DIVERSITY LAW STUDENT SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

[DEADLINE FOR 2LS: DEC. 11, 2020]

[DEADLINE FOR 1LS: JAN. 15, 2021]

The DIP was established in 2010 to provide diverse law students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in the legal profession and gain exposure to the Palm Beach County legal community while working with local law firms and government agencies. Prior to 2010, the program was known as the Minority Law Clerk Program and focused on providing students with historically disadvantaged backgrounds legal work experience. In expanding the program, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Committee for Diversity and Inclusion intend for DIP interns to gain valuable work experience, be able to network with local attorneys and members of the judiciary, have opportunities at future employment, and ultimately decide to begin their legal career in Palm Beach County—continuing our broader goal of creating a diverse Bar Association that reflects the diversity of Palm Beach County and the larger South Florida community. Since its creation, law firms from many different practice areas and many different sizes have participated in the DIP as employers. State and local government agencies also have participated and employed DIP interns. Previous DIP interns have been offered opportunities for future, permanent employment due to their participation in the program. However, future employment is not guaranteed. Many DIP interns, employed or not, choose to relocate to Palm Beach County upon graduation and are now active members of the Bar Association.

Requirements:

Submission components:

  • 1Ls: See Job ID# 11716 @ Symplicity
  • 2Ls: See Job ID# 11715 @ Symplicity

Complete details & Application: Available @ palmbeachbar.org/committee-for-diversity-inclusion

Contact: Co-Chairs Toni-Ann Brown @ tbrown@boydjen.com or Bryan Poulton @ Bpoulton@sa15.org

 

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL – VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP

SPRING 2021 [DEADLINE: DEC. 1, 2020]

SUMMER 2021 [DEADLINE: SEPT. 1, 2020 – JAN. 15, 2021]

*APPLICATIONS REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS – INTERESTED STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT EARLY WITHIN APPLICATION WINDOW

Smithsonian Institution’s Office of General Counsel is accepting applications for virtual internships/externships for Spring and Summer 2021. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research organization. Established in 1846 with a bequest from English Scientist James Smithson, the Institution currently encompasses nineteen museums and galleries, the National Zoo and nine research centers. The Smithsonian has facilities in seven states, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Panama supporting over 6,200 employees. The Smithsonian values and seeks a diverse workforce.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the entire Smithsonian. The mission of the Office of General Counsel is to provide legal advice and counseling to the Secretary and central administrators, as well as to the extensive cadre of directors and administrative staff who manage the Smithsonian’s museums and programs, and to represent the Smithsonian in adversary proceedings, in coordination with Department of Justice attorneys, in federal and state courts.

Since last Spring, the Office has successfully hosted students remotely, providing them with mentor relationships, exposure to the variety of legal issues the Institution faces, and the opportunity to engage with curators, exhibition specialists, and educators from across the Smithsonian’s museums and research centers.

Requirements:

Submission components:

  • Spring 2021: See Job ID# 11550 @ Symplicity
  • Summer 2021: See Job ID# 11621 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ si.edu/ogc/internships-office-general-counsel

 

NBCUNIVERSAL BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP – SPRING 2021 [DEADLINE: DEC. 13, 2020 – APPLY EARLY! APPLICATIONS BEING REVIEWED WHEN RECEIVED!]

NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands worldwide. The channel brands in the Latin America portfolio include Universal TV, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Studio Universal and Telemundo Internacional. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the region.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting attorneys with day to day matters with the different departments, including but not limited to, Advertising Sales, Marketing, Programming, Original Productions, Research and Digital
  • Researching relevant laws, including regulatory matters, throughout Latin America and preparing memorandums
  • Assisting attorneys with structuring and drafting various agreements and releases, related to programming acquisitions, advertising sales, vendors, events, productions, barters and talent
  • Assisting attorneys with rights clearance process for original productions
  • Evaluating copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned and not all responsibilities listed may be assigned

Who: Must be in pursuit of a JD or JD/LLM degree at an accredited institution and able to provide documentation to confirm degree progress; must have completed at least one year of JD or JD/LLM program; recent graduates will not be eligible for this program

Where: Must be able to work on-site in Miami, FL

When: Start date of Jan. 11, 2021

Requirements: (1) Previous work experience in an office environment; (2) Previous internship experience in the entertainment industry and/or intellectual property related matters; (3) Coursework related to intellectual property, entertainment and business ethics/corporate transactions

  • GPA: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (transcript must be provided)
  • Skills: (1) Proficient in Microsoft Office; (2) Analytical Thinking; (3) Effective communication skills; (4) Organization skills; (5) Must be fluent in English and Spanish; Portuguese a plus

Submission components: See Job ID# 11616 @ Symplicity

 

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT & COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE (OECA) – LAW CLERK HONORS PROGRAM SUMMER 2021 [DEADLINE: OCT. 26, 2020]

Who: They are looking for students who have an interest in the environment, and would like to consider a public interest internship, as it introduces them to regulatory and policy work. Along with 2Ls, they will consider talented 1Ls.

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11548 @ Symplicity

 

IMMIGRATION JUSTICE CORPS (IJC) – JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: OCT. 28, 2020]

Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants.

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs.

Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including:

  • Removal defense
  • Affirmative asylum applications
  • Relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking

Who:

  • Applicants may be 3Ls, graduating law school by the Spring of 2021
  • Applicants may be 2020 law school graduates
  • Applicants may be 2019 law school graduates if they will be completing another fellowship or clerkship by August of 2021

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11558 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ ijc.smapply.io/prog/justice_fellowship

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) – LEGAL HONORS PROGRAM [DEADLINE: NOV. 2, 2020]

HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Legal Honors Program is HUD’s only hiring program for entry-level attorneys.

Legal Honors are assigned either to Headquarters or a Regional Office. During the program, all Legal Honors are given the opportunity to complete rotations across OGC functions and within other Federal agencies if elected. Rotations may include:  Assisted Housing, Community Development, Fair Housing, Insured Housing, Legislations and Regulations, Litigation, Mortgage Backed Securities, Personnel and Ethics, Procurement Law, Program Enforcement, and Real Estate and transactional work. Legal Honors will receive their permanent work placement upon successful completion of the 14-month appointment and bar admission. Legal Honors are assigned mentors, receive training, and participate in monthly discussions to enhance their experience and professional development. The target position upon conversion is a GS-12 Trial Attorney or Attorney Advisor with a full performance level of GS-14.

Who: U.S. citizen

  • Third-year law students who will earn their J.D. by June 2021; OR
  • Graduate law (LL.M) students in their last year of study who will graduate by June 2021; OR
  • A law school graduate holding a current judicial law clerk position whose clerkship ends no later than September 2021

Where: This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). There are 10 vacancies open that can be filled in the following locations:

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL

Kansas City, KS
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

Requirements: The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection considerations include many factors such as: academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history; and participation in activities related to HUD’s mission.

  • GPA: Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a scale of 4.0 or Academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class

Submission components: See Job ID# 11638 @ Symplicity

Complete details & Application: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581386200

Additional information: Available @ hud.gov/program_offices/general_counsel/legalhonorsprogram

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact, Josh Kupfner, joshua.kupfner@fiscal.treasury.gov, 304.480.8385

 

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE – SPRING 2021 PROGRAM FOR LAW CLERKS (INTERNSHIP)

The United States Copyright Office provides expert leadership and advice on copyright law and policy to the United States Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and the general public. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.

The Copyright Office has Fall 2020 positions available for unpaid law clerks in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of Public Information and Education, and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice. These units interpret the U.S. Copyright Act and advise Congress, executive branch agencies, and others on domestic and international policy matters. In addition, Copyright Office attorneys support work on critical projects and priorities of the Register of Copyrights, including legislative and policy initiatives, operational enhancements, and public outreach efforts.

Projects of law clerks include:

  • Attending congressional hearings, industry events, and roundtables
  • Drafting portions of Copyright Office communications and reports
  • Joining in meetings with stakeholders or domestic and foreign officials
  • Conducting legal research and drafting memoranda

Who: Candidates for a law clerk position must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited law school; have a demonstrated interest or background in copyright law as shown by relevant coursework or otherwise; and possess excellent research, writing, and editing abilities

Where: Washington, DC*

  • *The Copyright Office’s operating status for the Spring has not yet been determined – there is a possibility that Spring internships may be conducted remotely

Requirements:

Submission components & Application process: See Job ID# 11603 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html

Contact: CopyrightLawClerks@copyright.gov

 

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2021 PMF PROGRAM [DEADLINE: OCT. 14, 2020]

The PMF Program is a highly selective, 2-Year fellowship and leadership development program that recruits recent and soon-to-be graduates with advanced degrees. It is the Federal Government’s flagship leadership development program and is an excellent way for students with management potential and public service motivation to start a career in the Federal Government and be developed into tomorrow’s leaders. Approximately six weeks after the application closes, we expect to announce PMF Class of 2021 Finalists.

Who: To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website @ pmf.gov

  • This section also provides a “PMF Applicant Handbook,” which details the annual application process, and explains eligibility requirements and required documentation, and the “Assessment Preparation Guide,” which prepares applicants for the on-line assessment.
  • Both of these resources and a number of others can be found on the Become a PMF\Resources section of the website.

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11604 @ Symplicity

Complete details & Application: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580264600

 

U.S. CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS) – SPRING 2021 LEGAL INTERN WITH ASSOCIATE COUNSELS IN THE MIAMI FIELD OFFICE [DEADLINE: OCT. 23, 2020 @ CLOSE OF BUSINESS]

At USCIS, the agency oversees legal immigration to the United States. USCIS employees help people build better lives while defending the integrity of our nation’s immigration system. USCIS is ranked as one of the Best Places to Work. At the Office of the Chief Counsel within USCIS, lawyers review and research laws, policies, and procedures; support the agency and other governmental organizations in litigation matters; and provide legal education and advice to USCIS staff and leadership on legislative, regulatory, and national security issues. USCIS employs law school grads in many parts of the agency in addition to the Chief Counsel’s Office, including as asylum officers and immigration service officers.

Exposure to immigration law is encouraged, but training will be provided.  The candidate will be called upon to assist with family immigration benefit cases, including appeals, as well as other immigration matters.  Remote work is available although some presence in the office at 8801 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, 33150 is required.

Who: 2Ls or 3Ls; must be a U.S. citizen; must be able to pass a background check, including a drug screening

When: Ideally the candidate will begin Jan. 11, 2021 and work through Apr. 30, 2021

  • The position requires 12-15 hrs./wk. with flexible hours
  • If a 2L is selected for the position, they may stay on for a full-time summer internship

Requirements:

  • Skills: Strong legal research and writing base; organization skills; attention to detail

Submission components: See Job ID# 11582 @ Symplicity

Contact: With any questions, please email Jill.T.Swartz@uscis.dhs.gov

 

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EVISORT LEGAL TECH & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: SEPT. 9, 2020]

Evisort is on a mission to change how companies interact with their most important legal documents, their incoming and outgoing contracts. The company was founded in 2016 out of Harvard Law and MIT research to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to help companies rapidly and accurately mine contracts for data. Evisort’s AI understands meaning and context in legal language, virtually eliminating the need to screen contracts. Evisort helps companies to organize, understand, and extract data from their contracts. With Evisort, information locked away in documents becomes searchable, and key contract terms and important dates can be surfaced to the right people at the right time to accelerate legal review, reduce costs/risks and improve business compliance.

We are backed by some of the most prominent VC’s with Microsoft being a leading investor in our last round of financing. Come join us and help us revolutionize a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Evisort is searching for members of our 2020 Legal Tech & Business Development Fellowship. Fellows will develop skills in business development, marketing, and legal technology and are meant for candidates who have a strong interest in business. This is not a traditional legal internship. Fellowships can be extended through the summer on a case-by-case-basis. The role:

  • Partner with prospective clients at enterprises to evangelize Evisort’s AI solutions
  • Proficiently work remotely, joining client calls and internal meetings
  • Participate in deal making activities, like outreach and negotiation
  • Provide legal analysis in support of AI & new feature development

Who: Must be a 2L at an ABA-accredited law school

Requirements: Must be able to dedicate at least 5-10 hours a week with option to do more. Opportunity available to extend fellowship over the Summer and receive a full-time offer.

  • Skills:
    • Ability to explain complicated concepts succinctly and effectively
    • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and working professionally with C-level executives of client organizations
    • Previous experiences in consulting, banking, venture capital, sales, or technology helpful, but not necessary

Submission components: (1) Resume and (2) include a cover sheet describing the following:

  • Do you have interest in a business side role?
  • Do you have interest in customer facing role?
  • Do you have interest working with the technology directly?
  • What do you hope to get out of the fellowship, and your motivation?

Complete details & Application: Available @ jobs.lever.co/evisort-2/ebdb5214-05cd-4a83-89f8-d840d7a3c1ea

 

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & CAREER FAIR [OCT. 22-24, 2020]

[REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPT. 18, 2020 BY 11:59 P.M. EDT]

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair, bringing together more than 200 public interest employers to conduct interviews for full-time positions and internships.

More than 1,400 law students from over 150 law schools attend the conference to participate in workshops and informal “table talk” discussions, receive résumé advice, and network with fellow law students and legal professionals.

For law students & recent graduates: Just starting out in public interest law? The Conference and Career Fair is a one-stop shop for career growth, boasting prescheduled and informal interviews with 200+ employers, résumé reviews, workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

Our detailed guides to registering for the event and applying for prescheduled interviews are now available. Successful applicants will be permitted to sign up for interview times beginning on September 30.

Complete details: Available @ equaljusticeworks.org/conference-and-career-fair/about/

Additional information: Available @ equaljusticeworks.org/conference-and-career-fair/for-attendees/law-students-graduates/

Contact: Please email careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org with any questions

 

FBI SUMMER 2021 HONORS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM [DEADLINE: AUG. 21 – SEPT. 30, 2020]

The FBI HIP is a highly competitive internship in which current students are selected based on their resume, area of study, and transcript. Selected students are placed in the field office of their selection and will work with FBI Special Agents and Professional Staff employees on cases involving criminal and national security investigations.

When: 10-week paid internship in the summer

Requirements:

  • GPA: 3.0
  • Skills: All majors are considered, although the following areas of study include critical needs of the FBI:
    • Cyber
    • STEM
    • Law
    • Accounting

Complete details: Available @ fbijobs.gov/students/undergrad (disregard that the link states undergrad – open to undergraduate, graduate, law and PhD students)

 

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