2L 2018 summer internship postings are beginning to roll in. This week’s weekly docket features the largest public interest career fair and conference in the country and summer programs at Credit Suisse, the Legal Aid Society of New York, Department of Justice, Public Interest Law Initiative in Chicago, and Army JAG. If you are interested in applying to any of these, don’t hesitate to reach out to the CDO. We’re happy to talk through your applications with you and help you prepare great application materials.
Career Fair (the biggest public interest career conference in the country): 2017 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, October 27 & October 28 Washington DC, Registration Opens August 14
The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 165 public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time jobs and meet with students in informal “table talk” discussions of public interest legal opportunities. Over 1,200 students from nearly 150 law schools attend for interviews, workshops on public interest careers, networking, resume review, mock interviews, and more.
Registration opens on August 14 and closes on September 13 and you can read more about the conference here.
Summer Job Opportunity: Credit Suisse Investment Banking & Capital Markets Summer Associate Program, Application Deadline August 4
If you’re interested in getting experience that will prepare you for a position with a financial services firm or for transactional practice groups within a law firm, take at look at Credit Suisse’
Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM) assists clients in achieving their objectives by providing advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, as well as financing services in debt, equity and other capital raises. Investment Banking & Capital Markets is a leader in innovating new and creative ideas for clients, which help them access the best and most efficient capital sources.
IBCM coverage groups include Financial Institutions, Financial Sponsors, Global Energy: Power and Renewables, Global Industrials, Healthcare, Latin America – Emerging Markets Coverage, Retail and Consumer Products, Real Estate, and Technology, Media & Telecom. The product groups include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Leverage Finance Origination and Restructuring.
The Summer Associate program is 9 weeks in length and is designed to give participants a comparable experience to that of a First Year Associate. As a Summer Associate, you will work on a broad array of transactions with Credit Suisse professionals at all levels. You will also interact with our clients, including the highest level of management. A Summer Associate might work on 4 or 5 assignments, including 1 or 2 live transactions. Deal teams offer Summer Associates high visibility, impact and recognition on each transaction.
Summer Associates will be placed directly into a group within IBCM. As a summer program participant, you will have the opportunity to work on deals in your group, gaining hands-on experience and working on all aspects of advising and transacting business for our clients. You will prepare and analyze companies’ financial models, assess the impact of a transaction on a client’s financial results and capital structure, participate in due diligence sessions and client presentations. Summer Associates are formally reviewed at the mid and end points of the summer.
Summer Associates will be extremely qualified for Credit Suisse’s entry-level Analyst and Associate positions.
You can apply here.
Interested candidates must have completed their first year of a graduate degree program. Credit Suisse is noted for the diversity of its employees, but seeks candidates with a common set of abilities – highly motivated and creative individuals who have demonstrated academic achievement, and have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. We’ll be looking at your potential, your ability, your academic background and your extracurricular activities. We’re looking to build future leaders who add fresh perspectives to our business.
Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:
A leader who engenders loyalty, assumes responsibility and mobilizes others
A critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
A proactive self-starter who achieves significant results
A supportive and adaptable team member who can build strong relationships
An articulate communicator who also recognizes the importance of listening
Principled and committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior
Summer Job Opportunity: The Legal Aid Society of New York, Application open from August 1-February 15
The Legal Aid Society has an extensive internship program for law students in the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Many staff attorneys at the Society are former law school interns.
In partnership with The Legal Aid Society and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys which represents the Society’s staff attorneys, the Attorneys of Color Caucus at Legal Aid (ACLA) is leading a new pilot mentoring project for law student interns of color. The goal of this project is to enhance our recruitment of diverse law student interns and staff attorneys. ACLA pairs law students with mentors who are staff attorneys of color, who can provide participating student interns with support during their internships at Legal Aid and in the recruitment process.
Law students should apply for internships by following the instructions in the 2017-2018 Staff Attorney and Law Student Intern Hiring Season document.
Summer Job Opportunity: DOJ Summer Law Intern Program (Paid), Application Deadline September 5
In the flurry of law firm hiring and OCI, don’t forget about the DOJ SLIP program.
The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice. Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.
Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices hire students through the SLIP. Justice annually hires approximately 60-80 SLIP interns. Check out the list of the components participating this year along with the estimated number of positions available.
Justice takes pride in the fact that it considers the “whole candidate” when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Department.
To be considered for the SLIP, you must apply via an on-line application. For employment during summer 2018, the application opens on July 31, 2017, and closes on September 5, 2017. We highly recommend that applicants read the application checklist and assemble requested information before stating the application. Apply now(link is external).
Read more information about DOJ SLIP here.
Summer Job Opportunity: Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Law Student Internship (PAID), Application Opens on August 1 and is Rolling
Are you interested in pursuing a public interest career in Chicago or Illinois? The PILI Law Student Internship is an ideal opportunity for you.
PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with legal service agencies in Illinois such as Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Environmental Law & Policy Center, and many others. Interns work 400 hours full-time during the summer, with PILI ensuring quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities.
PILI offers Internships at 27 different legal service agencies in Illinois, and each applicant may apply to up to 10 agencies.
The application opens on August 1 and agencies make their decisions on a rolling basis, with applicants having a much better chance of getting selected the earlier they apply. Learn more and apply here.
Summer Job Opportunity: Army JAG Corps Summer Law Internship, Application Deadline November 1
Each summer, the Army JAG Corps hires 2L law students to work as legal interns in hundreds of offices across the United States, including in Hawaii. Interns also have the opportunity to complete their internships abroad in Germany, South Korea and Japan among several other countries. For 60 days, these summer interns work as temporary civil service employees performing a variety of legal tasks.
*Interns do not incur a military service obligation by participating in the JAG Corps 2L Summer Intern Program.
This internship gives opportunities for law students to work under the supervision of experienced Judge Advocates in a wide range of JAG Corps legal disciplines. You may be asked to draft motions, briefs, or legal opinions, conduct a claims investigation, interview witnesses, or assist in the preparation of a court-martial. Your Judge Advocate supervisor will assess your progress and review your work for completeness, soundness and proper application of legal methods and principles. Most importantly, your supervisor will provide you a Summer Intern Evaluation Report, with a detailed assessment of your overall duty performance.
The Army JAG Corps will give you the opportunity to test your skills at a number of legal disciplines. As a 2L summer intern, you will have the opportunity to observe and assist Judge Advocates as they represent the Army and the United States at local, state and Federal levels. Interns also assist Judge Advocates who counsel and represent Soldiers, their families, and retirees in personal legal matters such as civil law, estate planning, landlord/tenant law, tax, bankruptcy, immigration and naturalization law, and military administrative law. Apply here. Please note that you must interview before November 1.