Happy November (and apparently winter)! This edition of the 1L Weekly Docket features several job postings with companies, in government, and for non-profit organizations. It also features a great post-graduate job opportunity with the Air Force, which is one of Katelynn’s favorite job opportunities for students and especially 1Ls. The CDO is here to help you with application materials for any of these positions. We’re just an email away.
Post-Graduate Job Opportunity: Air Force ROTC, January 10 Deadline
These are not internship positions, but selection programs for full-time post-graduation JAG Corps positions. Students selected to these programs complete AFROTC throughout law school and enter as an Air Force JAG after graduating law school and passing the bar exam. These programs are a great way for your students to secure a post-graduation Air Force JAG Corps position DURING THEIR 1L YEAR!
If you’re interested in exploring Air Force ROTC, email Katelynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid Summer Job Opportunity: American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, 1L Application Opens December 1
JIOP’s mission is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, women, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify as LGBT.
Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas, as well as in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA and Seattle, WA. Students may indicate geographic preferences on their applications but may not request specific judges or courts. Interns elect to receive a one-time $2,000 stipend or coordinate with their law school to receive academic credit.
Internships for students with an Intellectual Property law focus will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. Students may indicate interest on their application. These specialized spots are limited and any student applying to the program with a request for specialization will also be considered for general internships.
Paid Summer Job Opportunity: Salesforce Summer 2020 Legal Intern, NY, SF, Indy
The Salesforce legal department is uniquely technology-driven, fast-paced, and dynamic. As a legal summer intern, you will gain incomparable insight into the legal issues affecting a leading cloud computing company. During the 10-week program, you will be an active member of the legal team and counted on to assist with both complex projects and day-to-day responsibilities. You will be assist with actual attorney work. Projects you can expect may include: participating in negotiations, collaborating with senior counsel on global strategies, evaluating critical legal issues related to contract, privacy, litigation, and corporate matters (among others), and helping to develop and enforce the company’s intellectual property portfolios.
- First-year law student pursuing a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school (Top 20 law school/strong academic performer) interested in joining a technology company’s legal department after graduating from law school
- Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent oral and written communications and analytical skills
- Ability to collaborate effectively across diverse internal legal and business groups
- Ability to research legal and business issues and learn new concepts quickly
- Positive and professional attitude, including dependability, timeliness, good judgment and a penchant for discretion
Job Opportunity: DOJ Volunteer Law Clerk
Different DOJ divisions post job opportunities with their individual offices and postings go up daily. You can see a list of daily postings here. Some recent postings to go up include:
Civil Rights Division in DC, Posted November 9
United State’s Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan, Posted November 8
Executive Office for Immigration Review in New York, Posted November 8
Job Opportunity: EarthRights International in Washington DC, Rolling with final January 15 Deadline
EarthRights International, a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, is seeking U.S. law school students to work with its legal team in Washington, DC for summer 2020. The internship is a minimum 10-week commitment. Law students may be J.D. or L.L.M. students, but must have at least one year of U.S. legal training by the time of the internship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. The final application deadline is January 15, 2019.
Roles and Responsibilities may include
- Legal research on U.S. law, international law, and other legal regimes.
- Preparation of legal memorandums, court briefs and filings for U.S. and other legal systems.
- Work in collaboration with other NGOs and communities to assist in the development of legal and advocacy strategies.
- Research on new legal strategies to defend the human and environmental rights of frontline communities.
- Communication of EarthRights’ work through web content and media contacts.
- Policy advocacy with the U.S. legislative and executive branches.
Job Opportunity: California Attorney General’s Office, Most sections currently accepting resumes
If you’re interested in spending your summer in California, few opportunities are as good as the California Attorney General. The variety of experiences is wide, the experience is great, and there are opportunities in multiple cities including Los Angeles, Oakland, Fresno, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento. The office has multiple divisions and you can read up on individual divisions on the website but I want to list some here to give you an idea of how vast the opportunities are:
Paid ($5700) Job Opportunity: Summer 2020 Emory Child Advocacy Program, December 19 Deadline
Students work in a juvenile court or advocacy organization in Georgia under the supervision of child advocacy professionals on child deprivation issues.
The Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP) is a partnership between Emory University and the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to (1) provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity in the field of child advocacy, and (2) to provide child advocacy professionals with the benefits of student interns during the summer months. ESCAP began in 1992 under the leadership of Jan Pratt and Anita Mann as a program for Emory University students. In 2000, the program expanded to include students from around the country and moved under the auspices of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center.
Students receive a summer stipend to work with judges, lawyers, DFCS professionals, or nonprofit organizations for ten weeks. Ten to fifteen students are selected from law and other graduate programs around the country. Barton Center faculty members and community partners provide an initial week of intensive training for ESCAP students. An additional 20-35 interns and professionals working in the child advocacy field participate in the training each year through a special arrangement between the Barton Center and the partner organizations.
Application period will open in November 2019. A list of available metro Atlanta placements and outside metro Atlanta placements are available for review. We encourage you to review the lists, then return here to complete the application form below. Deadline to apply: December 19, 2019, 12:00 noon.
May 26-29, 2020 – attend mandatory training on Emory campus.
June 1-August 10, 2020 – 10-week internship (400 hours in placement) or research project.
Job Opportunity: Corporate Accountability Lab Chicago Summer Internship
The interns will assist the organization in pursuing international supply chain transparency, exploring innovative civil litigation ideas, and developing new strategies for human rights and environmental accountability across the globe.
This internship is full-time. Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of 35 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. Although the timing is flexible, the student will ideally begin in late May 2020 and intern through early August 2020.
Interns will be given assignments related to Corporate Accountability Lab’s research areas and will be expected to conduct legal and factual research and to produce memos in a timely manner. Interns will be oriented to Corporate Accountability Lab’s research methods and expectations, and will receive assistance in legal writing and the development of writing samples. Students will be given opportunities to explore pressing global human rights issues through local events and direct engagement with advocates in the field.