2L Weekly Docket

This week’s edition of the Weekly Docket features several job opportunities (most of them paid) with a wide variety of organizations including Major League Baseball, the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, an immigrants’ rights organization, a children’s rights organization, Neighborhood Legal Services Association of Pittsburgh, and the AFL-CIO. The CDO is here to help you with your application materials and maximizing your applications for any of these opportunities.

PAID 2L Job Opportunity: Major League Baseball Diversity Fellowship, Deadline November 30

The MLB Summer Internship Program is designed to provide exceptional students interested in a career in sports with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the diverse business operations of Major League Baseball. Those selected will gain invaluable work experience through challenging project assignments, information sessions hosted by MLB senior management, and various additional events organized by the Talent Acquisition department.

All internship positions are paid and based out of our New York City office. Please note that no housing, nor housing assistance, is provided.

All applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

  • Currently enrolled as 1L or 2L
  • Excellent academic standing
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some previous work experience (part-time, internship or volunteer) related to the department(s) of interest is strongly preferred

Prospective candidates must submit the following materials to receive full consideration. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter indicating the specific functional area(s) in which you are interested in.  Please list up to three.

Learn more and apply here.

Transactional Job Opportunity: Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund

NDLS alumnus, Jason Sethen, General Counsel of the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, is looking for summer interns interested in learning about and receiving mentorship in transactional practice.

Interns will work on contracts involving multiple issues, including real estate deals, will get the chance to sit in on board meetings and meetings with clients, and will get excellent mentorship from an energetic alumnus.

The Trust Fund began its first and largest program, the Rental Subsidy Program, in 1990. Its focus then and now is to provide annual subsidies to rental properties to reduce rents for citizens who make less than 30 percent of area median income (AMI). The program assists a wide array of household types, including low-income wage earners, homeless, seniors, single parent households, large families and people with disabilities.

Over the years, the Trust Fund has stayed true to its mission to provide affordable housing to Chicago’s low-income citizens. It strives to develop new partnerships and opportunities to create opportunities for affordable housing for those at-risk of homelessness.

If you’re interested in applying, contact me at katelynn.mcbride@nd.edu.

PAID Job Opportunity: 2018 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program, Deadline February

Since its inception in 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.

The Fellowship is a great opportunity for any law school student who is driven to raise awareness and fight for the underserved immigrant community.

The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project.  Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks.  The student’s proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2018 Fellowship is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Read more and apply here.

PAID Job Opportunity: 2018 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP), December 20 Deadline

Made possible by a grant from the Children’s Justice Act, ESCAP offers 10-week paid summer internships to law  students to work in child serving agencies and organizations that focus on child abuse and neglect.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: Neighborhood Legal Services Association of Pittsburgh 2018 Summer Legal Intern Program

Understand the causes and consequences and become part of the solution.  Eviction can lead to loss of a job and even the loss of custody of children.  Help tenants and help change their lives.  Want to practice your lawyer skills? Want to help people?  Do both! Work in downtown Pittsburgh at Neighborhood Legal Services.

Training for the real legal world:

 Start with four days of substantive and skills classes

 Hands-on experience interviewing and negotiating

 Regular feedback on your performance

 Begin advising clients your first week on the job

 Review of everything you write by a former English teacher

 Represent clients in court as a certified law student

 Community engagement—Gallery Crawl and Day of Caring

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume, & unofficial law school transcript to martinc@nlsa.us.

Read more about the Neighborhood Legal Services Association here.

PAID Job Opportunity: AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer 2018, December 18 Deadline


Approximately six students will be selected for Law Student Union Summer 2018. LSUS interns will not be placed in Washington, D.C., but in locations determined after the hiring process has been completed. Applicants must be willing to be placed in any location nationwide. 

The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided.

The program starts May 29, 2018, and runs through Aug. 3, 2018.

Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers. Work will vary from placement to placement, and interns may be based in an organizing office, local union, national union headquarters or law firm. Travel may be required.

In addition to legal research and writing, LSUS interns are involved in community outreach, member mobilization, corporate and other nonlegal research, legislative campaigns and general litigation.

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the practice of labor-related public interest law and may be first or second year students; students who have taken one or more labor law courses and who have experience in organizing and/or community activism are preferred.

Read more and apply here.


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