1L Weekly Docket

This week’s Weekly Docket features many job opportunities, paid, unpaid, in public interest, for companies, and in many different cities. Notably, the Crime Victims Justice Corps summer internship program was just announced so if you’re looking for a great paid role that just posted new positions, take a close look. As always, the CDO is here to help you with any applications.

Paid ($3200) Job Opportunity: Announcing the Crime Victims Justice Corps Summer Internship!

The CVJC, a new initiative designed to increase access to civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims, will mobilize 62 Fellows and 34 law students over the two-year Fellowship period, from June 2018 to May 2020, was just announced. The organizations hiring summer interns are listed here. and you can find links to each of the organizations here. To apply for a CVLC summer internship, contact the organization directly. 

Please note that this is a brand new initiative that was just announced at the end of April so if you apply now, you will be in the first crop of applicants. This is a tremendous opportunity for any 2L seeking a summer position.

Hundreds of Summer Opportunities Available Nationwide through AmeriCorps JD- Deadline Extended to May 15

Equal Justice Works is still accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls to be part of a summer of service with AmeriCorps JD. While serving in communities across the nation, student AmeriCorps JD Service Members can apply their legal skills and knowledge to provide effective representation for low-income and underserved populations. This year, we’re looking for roughly 500 students to serve on projects focused on veterans, elder abuse, immigration (in NY only) and on civil legal aid generally.

All AmeriCorps JD service members will receive a $1,200 Segal AmeriCorps Education award upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to seek funding from the host or another source up to $4,422. The priority deadline has been extended through May 15, 2018There are two ways you can get involved:

Here are just a few of the sites still looking for additional applicants.

Catholic Migration Service

Contact: Magdalena Barbosa

Email: mbarbosa@catholicmigration.org

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Lawyers for Children

Contact: Glenn Metsch-Ampel

Email: info@lawyersforchildren.org

Location: New York, NY

Center for Disability and Elder Law

Contact: Tom Wendt

Email: twendt@cdelaw.org

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Emory University Clinic for Veterans

Contact: Charles Shanor

Email: cshanor@emory.edu

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Read more about Americorps JD here.

Job Opportunity: Save the Children, Washington, DC

Job Opportunity: First Defense Legal Aid, Recruitment and Research Intern, Chicago, May 11 Deadline

Interns will be responsible for managing attorney relations, answering hotline calls, and conducting legal research to support First Defense’s mission of promoting fairness and accountability in the justice system. To apply, submit resume and statement of interest to volunteer@first-defense.org

Job Opportunity: Legal Service Center of Harvard Law School Summer Internship

For program inquiries please contact: lscsummer@law.harvard.edu

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School seeks law students to serve as interns this coming summer.  Our summer program runs from Monday, May 21st  – Friday, July 27th, 2018.  (Note:  on a case-by-case basis, we will also consider split-summers and summer schedules that begin before May 21st and/or end after July 27th).

Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the Legal Services Center is Harvard Law School’s largest clinical placement, housing multiple clinics and providing direct legal services to hundreds of low-and-moderate income residents in the Greater Boston area each year. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical legal needs of the community.

Summer interns will work in one of the following clinical areas:

·      Federal Tax Clinic

·      Housing Law Clinic

·      Predatory Lending Clinic

·      Project on Predatory Student Lending

·      Safety Net Project

·      Veterans Legal Clinic – Veterans Justice Project

·      Veterans Legal Clinic – Estate Planning Project

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. To apply, please submit (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter which identifies your top three practice-area preferences from our clinical offerings list, and (3) a writing sample by clicking here.

Job Opportunity: National Legal Aid and Defender Association Summer Internship

Interns will work directly with DLS staff on projects to address the needs of the indigent defense community and influence national criminal justice policy.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample via e-mail to careers@nlada.org.

Job Opportunity: Advancement Project Legal Internship, Washington, DC.

Advancement Project is a civil rights organization that develops innovative strategies to dismantle systemic racism and achieve a just democracy. With offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA, we provide community-focused lawyering, policy research, and aggressive media strategies to grassroots organizations fighting to promote racial and social justice. Our efforts are primarily focused in these major areas: Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track, Voter Protection, Quality Education, Immigrant Justice, Policing/Mass Incarceration, and Right to Vote.


Advancement Project is currently seeking candidates for legal internships for Spring and Summer 2018 at our national Washington, DC office. Legal Interns will work closely with our staff of civil rights attorneys, organizers, and communication experts in creating and implementing strategies to support identified community-organizing efforts around racial justice issues. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: legal research and analysis across all program areas, policy research, engagement with community partners, and participation in strategy meetings and coalition convenings.


  • Candidates must be law students or recent law school graduates.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • Some experience in civil rights law, policy advocacy, or community organizing is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is also a plus.
  • Eligibility for public interest grants or work-study is not required, though welcome.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Advancement Project seeks a goal-oriented, creative, energetic, and committed Individual to occupy this role in our progressive, multi-racial non-profit environment. This position is based in Advancement Project’s National Office in Washington D.C. and operates under the direct supervision of Intern Coordinators.

Read more and apply here.

Paid Job Opportunity: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Summer Intern

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is a bi-state compact between Kansas and Missouri serving the transportation needs of the Kansas City metropolitan area. If your passion is to help others, you value education and continuous improvement, you enjoy participating in your community and you want to be valued for your contributions, come be a part of our successful team.

As a Legal Intern, you will work in our Legal Department. This position will also provide you with the opportunity to interact with the Authority’s General Counsel and learn how the Legal Department provides representation and legal guidance on a broad spectrum of legal matters for the Authority. The Legal Intern will report directly to the General Counsel.

Six-week internship will begin on June 18, 2018 and run through July 26, 2018; Monday through Friday; 9:00am-5:30pm.


As a Legal Intern, you will:

  • Research and analyze statutes, judicial decisions, arbitration decisions, codes, etc., to prepare memos, summaries, contracts, policies and legal documents for use by the Legal Department.
  • Work on accident liability, worker compensation and EEOC claims, real estate, compliance, labor relations and policy review.
  • Preparation of materials for mediation, arbitrations, and settlement conferences.
  • Have the potential to attend mediations, arbitrations and trials.
  • Learn how the Legal Department provides legal advice and manages the legal affairs of a transit organization.

Read more and apply here.

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