This week’s Weekly Docket includes job opportunities with Major League Baseball through their inaugural diversity fellowship program, with a libertarian or conservative non-profit through the Koch Associate program, and with the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center through a special Equal Justice Work’s fellowship. The Docket also features the Amaker Public Interest Retreat and a blog writing competition.
Job Opportunity: Major League Baseball Diversity Fellowship, Due TODAY, 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: Koch Associate Program, December Deadline
If you’re interested in working for a libertarian or conservative non-profit, the Koch Institute’s 10-month associate program offers professionals the opportunity to gain real-world experience and have a lasting impact on the issues that matter most through paid, full-time work experience. You’ll take your skills to the next level with leadership and professional training and their exclusive curriculum on Market-Based Management®, the philosophy that built Koch Industries into one of the most successful private companies in the world. Participants also engage with readings and discussions on the ideas of a free and open society that help people accomplish their full potential and maximize their social contribution.
This was my first job out of law school and I am happy to speak with you about it further. You can also read more and apply here. Your application will get priority review if you submit it by December.
Amaker Public Interest Retreat in Chicago Friday, February 2:
Who: Law students from around the Midwest are invited to attend the Amaker Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
When: Friday, February 2, 2018, noon to 5pm, the day before MPILCC
The retreat will start at noon with a box lunch and an inspirational keynote, followed by panels on a variety of public interest topics of interest to law students. It will end around 5 p.m. with pizza for all. Past panels and speakers have covered the topics of mass incarceration; environmental justice; hate speech; voter disenfranchisement; racism; and health, education, and housing disparities.
Where: Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson St.
Why: The retreat aims to capture the spirit of Loyola’s late professor, Norman Amaker, who fought alongside leaders like Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to transform the social justice landscape by challenging racial discrimination during the civil rights era. The goal of the retreat is to support the future generation of public interest lawyers. By increasing awareness of inequalities in the community, we hope to inspire students to embrace social justice values. The Amaker Retreat also helps build a network of resources by exposing students to local and national public interest leaders who have made a longtime commitment to serving people who face inequality and to bring law students committed to social justice together.
If you would like to RSVP for the Amaker Retreat and receive additional information, please complete the attached link: https://goo.gl/forms/mgMeoIzzofwJsuxS2
Job Opportunity: Special 2018 New Mexico Fellowship Competition – Application Deadline January 31
Equal Justice Works is now accepting applications for one immigration Fellow to be hosted at New Mexico Immigrant Law Center in Albuquerque, NM. The selected Fellow will begin September 2018. Candidates must be bilingual and have a passion for immigrant rights. Applications (personal statement, resume, and two letters of recommendation) are due online by January 31, 2018. Learn more and apply online here.
Equal Justice Works Blog Writing Competition
Law students are invited to submit a blog post on any public interest law topic! Winners will be highlighted as a guest blogger on EJW’s social media platforms and receive a gift card prize. More information can be found here and in the Student Justice Center.