This week’s 2L Weekly Docket features job postings from several organizations including the DOJ, Bank of America, Michael Kors, NRDC, and Legal Aid Society of New York. It also features the latest DOJ webinar recording where attorneys from several different DOJ divisions speak about their work as well as an Equal Justice Works webinar on launching your public interest career. Lastly, it features an announcement that registration opens for the largest public interest career fair on August 12th and a debt repayment calculator.
Summer Job Opportunity: DOJ Summer Law Intern Program, September 8 Deadline
he SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice. Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.
Eligibility for the Summer Law Intern Program
Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern following graduation. Part-time law students are also eligible to apply. All applicants should review eligibility rules.
Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices hire students through the SLIP. Justice annually hires approximately 60-80 SLIP interns. Check out the list of the components participating this year along with the estimated number of positions available.
Justice takes pride in the fact that it considers the “whole candidate” when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Department.
How to Apply
To be considered for the SLIP, you must apply via an online application. For employment during summer 2020 the application opens on July 31, 2019, and closes on September 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. We highly recommend that applicants read the application checklist and assemble requested information before starting the application.
If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please contact Deana Willis (202) 514-3397 for assistance. For technical assistance in submitting your application, please contact the AVUE Help Desk via Live Chat at the top right of the application screen within the Avue Platform (available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time).
SLIP Deadlines & Key Dates
- July 31 – Application Opens
- Early September: Application Deadline
- Early October: Interview Candidates Selected
- Mid. Oct – early November: Telephone Interviews
- Late Nov. – January/ February: Offers Extended
Read more and apply here.
Job Opportunity: Bank of America Legal Department Internship
The Bank of America Legal Department is comprised of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff located across the globe that manage the bank’s legal affairs and legal risks. Our Legal Department provides professional legal services for Bank of America and its subsidiaries by addressing legal risks, identifying opportunities for and providing advice and counsel to our business partners. We understand the businesses we support and their ultimate customer, shareholder, and employee goals.
The Legal Department Summer Internship Program is designed to offer you an opportunity to perform meaningful legal work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to work with attorneys across the Department supporting and advising the array of bank businesses. You will also learn about the many business lines at Bank of America and have contact with senior leaders in the Department and the company.
Anticipated internship dates are from May 18 – July 24, 2020 in Charlotte, NC.
At the end of the summer, interns will have an in-depth understanding of what it is like to work in our Department. For some, the internship will provide a path to a full-time position upon graduation.
As a summer intern, your key tasks and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Legal research and writing
- Drafting of memoranda and contracts
- Participation as a member of one or more legal teams supporting ongoing business projects.
- College degree, required.
- Current second year law student at an accredited law school.
- Must work well in fast-paced, highly collaborative, team environment.
- Ability to interact effectively and work in partnership with a diverse group of colleagues.
- Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to tailor message appropriately to audience.
- Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
- Ability to balance and prioritize multiple assignments.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Works independently, takes initiative and is proactive.
- Works effectively as part of a team.
Read more and apply here.
Summer Job Opportunity: Natural Resources Defense Council
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a national nonprofit public health and environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all people and living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, and many of those laws’ implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases have also played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others work out of offices in New York; Washington, DC; Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Montana; and Beijing.
RECENT NRDC VICTORIES
- Successfully challenging numerous rollbacks of environmental protections by the Trump administration
- Advancing clean energy and climate change projects in India
- Safeguarding the people of Flint, Michigan, from continued exposure to lead in drinking water
- Successfully defending the protection of 128 million acres of ocean in the Arctic from oil and gas leasing
NRDC’s summer legal interns may participate in writing briefs, drafting complaints, preparing legal analyses, obtaining affidavits, investigating violations of environmental and health laws, developing policy advocacy campaigns, and drafting white papers and comments for submission to Congressional committees and administrative agencies. Our interns play an active role on the frontlines to protect our planet and the communities that depend upon it.
NRDC encourages successful applicants to secure funding from scholarships or their law schools, but such funding is not a factor in selecting interns. NRDC will supplement outside funding to ensure interns receive at least $7,500 for the 10-week internship.
This internship is designed for current law school students. In assessing candidates for the summer internship, we look for:
- Exceptional legal writing and analytical skills;
- Strong oral communication skills;
- Experience effectively working on a team;
- Creativity and resourcefulness;
- Commitment to public service, equity, or justice;
- Demonstrated ability to work with people across different social identities and backgrounds; and
- Record of academic and/or professional accomplishment.
All applications for 2020 Summer Legal Internships can now be submited online atwww.nrdc.org/careers. You will need to electronically submit a cover letter, transcript, resume, references, and a legal writing sample that does not reflect edits by anyone other than you. In your cover letter, please indicate all of the NRDC offices to which you are applying, as well as any order of preference among the offices. Internships are available in the following offices: New York, NY; Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica, CA; and Chicago, IL.
Summer Job Opportunity: Legal Aid Society of New York, Application Opens August 5
The Legal Aid Society has an extensive internship program for law students in the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Many staff attorneys at the Society are former law school interns.
In partnership with The Legal Aid Society and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys which represents the Society’s staff attorneys, the Attorneys of Color Caucus at Legal Aid (ACLA) is leading a new pilot mentoring project for law student interns of color. The goal of this project is to enhance our recruitment of diverse law student interns and staff attorneys. ACLA pairs law students with mentors who are staff attorneys of color, who can provide participating student interns with support during their internships at Legal Aid and in the recruitment process.
Read more and apply here starting August 5th.
Summer Job Opportunity: Michael Kors Summer 2020 Corporate Internship
During the summer semester students participate in our comprehensive program where they are able to receive training and develop their skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced professionals at Michael Kors.
Corporate Internships are Typically Offered in the Following Departments:
Creative Services: Fashion Office, Graphic, Print, Production, Editorial
Retail Corporate: Buying, Planning, Allocation, Operations
Retail Development: Accessories, RTW
Sales: Accessories, Men’s and Women’s Collection, MMK, Special Markets, Footwear
Store Design & Construction
Michael Kors does not offer travel, housing, or clothing stipends.
Students must be able to make a minimum commitment 4-5 days per week
The internship program’s hours are 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.
The program is based out of our Manhattan, NY office
Read more and apply here.
DOJ Webinar Recording
The recording of the last DOJ webinar featuring attorneys from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, and the United States Trustee Program can be accessed here: Wednesday Webinar Jul 10, 2019
Registration for Huge Public Interest Career Fair opens August 12th
|Student Registration for the 2019 Conference and Career Fair Opens August 12th
Student registration for the Equal Justice Works 2019 Conference and Career Fair opens Monday, August 12th. This year’s fair will take place October 19th and 20th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
Useful Resource: Debt Repayment Calculator
Tip of the Month: Use the repayment calculator to estimate your monthly loan payments. The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website provides a resourceful tool for borrowers to estimate payments under each repayment plan based on your eligible loans. When determining which repayment plan is best for you and your family, this is a useful resource that takes into account your eligible loan balance, income, family size, and projected loan forgiveness. Access the repayment estimator here.
Upcoming Webinar: Launching Your Public Interest Career with Equal Justice Works
Wednesday, July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET. Register here.