This week’s weekly docket contains three job opportunities: one with Major League Baseball, one in big law, and one in public interest, a winter break immersion program in Chicago, a webinar on public service loan forgiveness, and a chance to work in public interest before starting your big firm job in Chicago. As always, if you wish to apply to any of these opportunities or want to talk through your job search, the CDO is here to help.
Job Opportunity: Major League Baseball Diversity Fellowship, Due November 17
MLB is launching its inaugural diversity fellowship program this year. There are two opportunities open to women and people of color: MLB Club Diversity Fellowship Program and the MLB Office of the Commissioner Diversity Fellowship Program.
The MLB Club Diversity Fellowship Program is a rewarding opportunity to start a career in baseball operations and be a part of building a world class sports franchise. Eligible candidates will be placed in one of our 30 Clubs in the United States or Canada and appointed to an entry-level role in either the front office or baseball operations department for a period of 18 to 24 months. The fellows will not have the option to choose a Club or location, so, applicants should have flexibility to relocate for any of the assignments. While all disciplines are eligible to apply, we strongly encourage candidates with degrees or knowledge in economics, analytics, computer science, law and business to submit applications. The Fellowship will begin post-graduation (if applicable) on a mutually agreed upon date between the Club and the chosen fellow.
MLB’s Office of the Commissioner Diversity Fellowship Program is a rewarding opportunity to start a career in baseball and be a part of growing a world class, global sports business. The chosen fellows will be located in MLB’s Office of the Commissioner in New York City for a minimum period of three years. During his or her tenure, each fellow will rotate through MLB’s baseball operations and labor economics departments under the supervision of respective department heads. While all disciplines are eligible to apply, we strongly encourage candidates with degrees or knowledge in economics, analytics, computer science, law and business to submit applications. The Fellowship will begin post-graduation (if applicable) on a mutually agreed upon date between the Office of the Commissioner and the chosen fellow.
- Open to people of color and female candidates.
- Minimum 3.2 GPA
- Candidates must be recent graduates (no more than 24 months post-graduation) with either a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degrees or related advanced degree.
- For those candidates interested in the Club Fellowship Program, a commitment of at least 18 months of employment is required at any participating Club in which you are placed.
- Exact locations are up to the discretion of Major League Baseball and participating Clubs.
- For those candidates interested in the Office of the Commissioner Fellowship Program, you must commit to at least three years of employment located in New York City.
- The deadline for application is FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. EST.
- Cover letter is optional
- A personal statement (500 words or less)
- Baseball essay (500 words or less
Job Opportunity: Morgan Lewis Entry-Level Corporate Associate in Boston
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly motivated entry-level associate to join their Corporate & Business Transactions Practice in their Boston office starting in the Fall of 2018. The associate would join the firm after completion of law school and sitting for the Massachusetts Bar exam.
Apply here. (The job was posted on 10/17 and as of 10/18 is the third job posting down).
Winter Break Opportunity: DVLC Winter Immersion Program, Apply by December 8
Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending a week over winter break helping self-represented litigants petition the court for orders of protection through the DVLC’s Emergency Protection Project. Provide hands-on brief legal services and work directly with the litigants, conducting interviews and creating the documents they need to file. Observe court and see how judges use your own work product in determining whether the petitioner will receive an Emergency Order of Protection in an ex-parte hearing. Support the litigant during a time of crisis, demystifying the court process and explaining outcomes.
Interested applicants should send a resume and brief statement of interest to Cheryl DeMichele Price (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications due by Friday, December 8, 2017. 711 License Not Required. Applicants must have a working laptop that can operate on a battery for at least one hour, and must be comfortable conducting sensitive legal interviews.
Three Sessions Available:
Week 1: December 18-22, 2017
Week 2: January 2-5, 2018
Week 3: January 8-12, 2018
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Training will occur on the first day of each session.
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
555 W. Harrison, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60607
Job Opportunity: Public Interest Environmental Law Fellow in DC, Due November 10
Since 1999, the Research and Policy Division of the Environmental Law Institute has awarded a prestigious annual fellowship for outstanding recent law school graduates.
The law fellow works closely with ELI attorneys and other professionals, including U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection by analyzing existing legal tools, developing new ones, and crafting innovative approaches. This may require considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society —e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and administration.
The fellowship hiring process is rigorous and highly competitive. Applicants must have a top academic record and exhibit superior legal research and writing skills. Law review experience is preferred; foreign language skills are a plus. The fellowship is awarded to a recent law school graduate (judicial law clerks are invited to apply). The one-year position begins in September of each year.
Read more and apply here.
Webinar: Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Equal Justice Works is hosting a webinar on earning and applying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness on Wednesday, October 25 at 1 eastern. Register here.
Work in public interest before starting your firm job in Chicago
PILI’s online application system for their Graduate Fellowship Program for 2018 opened on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. CT. To participate in this program, the graduating law student must have accepted an offer of employment from a firm that is willing to sponsor PILI Fellows. PILI has approved 122 Fellow positions at 60 public interest agencies across Illinois. For more information about how to apply for PILI’s Graduate Fellowship Program, visit www.pili.org/fellowships/how-to-apply.