This week’s 1L Weekly Docket contains several job opportunities including opportunities with the Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program, tons of opportunities with the DOJ, paid and unpaid opportunities with the Air Force, and a paid opportunity in North Carolina.
Job Opportunity: Access to Justice Tech Fellows Summer Program, February 9 Deadline
Our program is seeking diverse and entrepreneurial-minded first and second-year law students who are passionate about social justice and want to spend the next summer learning new ways to leverage technology to a real-life legal service delivery and access problem.
During the 10-week paid experiential program, over 20 competitively-selected fellows will gain dynamic, hands-on experience, build skills, develop networks, and increased knowledge while embedded in legal services organizations throughout the nation while working at the intersection of law and technology to develop innovative solutions and programs to improve access to justice. You can learn more about each of the 2018 summer positions here.
Participating Fellows become capable of integrating multidisciplinary approaches to solving legal service delivery problems. Promoting skills such as human-centered design, fostering empathy, project management, data analysis, cultural competency, and the ability to develop, test, and implement new justice based technology solutions to more efficiently meet the legal needs of poor and marginalized communities. Last year’s inaugural class of Fellows worked on projects such as designing interactive online legal forms for self-represented litigants and creating an online portal to support greater pro bono attorney involvement.
The Fellowship application is open now. The Deadline to apply is February 9, 2018, at 8:00 pm EST. Law students must apply through the online application portal or download the application and email their completed application package to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opportunity: Unpaid Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Summer Internship, February 9 Deadline
If you’re looking for a great summer job where you will get hands-on experience and get the chance to work on legal issues in a variety of different practice areas, consider the Air Force. You can view the full job posting and instructions for applying below. The Air Force also has a paid summer program which you can read about below. I strongly encourage anyone interested in working for the Air Force this summer to apply for both the unpaid and paid summer positions.
Job Opportunity: PAID Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Summer Internship, February 9 Deadline
This opportunity with the Air Force is the same opportunity as the unpaid position described above except that it is paid. Please note that the application instructions are entirely different from the unpaid position.
How to apply:
Apply on USA Jobs and search for the following:
· 1Ls: Student Trainee (Law Clerk)
o Position: #9L-HAF-10095642-083549-AJT
o Compensation: GS-7, Step 1 compensation rates
o Application window: 5 Feb 18 – 9 Feb 18
Job Opportunity: Many DOJ offices still hiring for this summer
Many DOJ offices, including U.S. Attorney’s offices are still hiring for this summer. You can see a comprehensive list of offices that are hiring and apply here. Just a few of the offices listed include the United States Attorney’s office in Arizona, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Tax Division.
Paid Job Opportunity: Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s McMillan Fellowship Program, March 2 Deadline
This program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fellows. This program offers stipends of up to $3,500.00 for summer internships to law students interested in pursuing a law career in the nonprofit or public interest sector in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The student must first apply for and receive confirmation of their internship with one of our participating agencies and, in turn, that agency will submit an application to us on behalf of the student. The full list of participating agencies can be found in the application packet.