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Category: Non-Government Public Interest Positions

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AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer 10 week internship program for law students that combines front-line legal work with grassroots organizing in real, on-going campaigns for AFL-CIO unions in various regions of the country. Various locations throughout the U.S. Weekly stipend of $600. Transportation and housing costs are also covered. 10 weeks October 25, 2010 for 2Ls; January 24, 2011 for 1Ls.Submit an application, cover letter [see application for requirements], résumé, writing sample, law school transcript and three references [include current contact information].Web Site
California Women's Law Center The Harry A. Blackmun Memorial Public Interest Grant will be awared to a candidate who has demonstrated a commitment to public interest work and, in particular, to legal and policy issues affecting the civil rights of women and girls. Los Angeles, CA$5,000 10 weeks minimum TBA, 2010 deadline was March 1Applicants must submit an application, resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and an essay. (see application for details)Web Site
Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Summer Internship An intern will be selected to be an intern at the Seattle Community Law Center. SCLC provides accessible legal advocacy to people with physical and mental disabilities who seek necessary resources toward medical and financial stability.The intern will have significant interaction with both clients and Social Security personnel and will conduct interviews, work with interpreters, build the record for each case, and draft letters and briefs. The intern may also represent clients at formal and informal hearings.The internship is open to law students who have completed their second year prior to the summer of 2011 and to recent law school graduates.Seattle, WA$8,000 10 weeks October 15, 2010, 5 p.m.Resume, unofficial transcript, application letter of 500 words.Web Site
Human Rights Campagin McCleary Law Fellows Program Law Fellows work with HRC attorneys, outside counsel with major national law firms, lobbyists, and organizational allies and congressional and White House staff members on legislative, regulatory and internal corporate matters. Practice areas include constitutional, contract, criminal, education, employment, disability, family, benefits, tax, health care, immigration, intellectual property, media, military and real estate law. Fellows undertake projects involving sophisticated legal research and writing, analysis and drafting of legislation and administrative regulations, legislative and regulatory advocacy and national coalition work.Washington, D.C.Stipends may be avaliable and HRC will cooperate in Law Fellow’s application for additional remuneration, including public interest grants and academic credit. 11 weeks 2L-First Tuesday in January; 1L-First Tuesday in February Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, brief legal writing sample (five pages or less), the names of two references and a law school transcript to Sarah Warbelow, State Legislative Director, at lawfellowship@hrc.org. Please direct all question to the same email. Hard-copy applications are strongly discouraged. Web Site
New York City Law Department The Summer Honors Program is a nine-week paid summer associate program for outstanding law students with a strong interest in municipal issues and a desire to work in the public sector. While preference is given to law students who have completed their second year of law school, a limited number of positions are available for first-year law students. New York $4,500 (free housing is available) 9 weeks Rolling application with most offers being extended by March 31 (1Ls should wait to submit application until after first semester grades are received) Submit resume and transcript, call back interviews will require writing sample and referencesWeb Site
Political Economy Research Center (PERC) Graduate Fellowship Program PERC is seeking graduate or law students who are interested in natural resources and environmental issues and who show potential for research and writing in these areas. Preference is given to those who are working on a research paper, thesis, or dissertation on a natural resource or environmental topic. Successful graduate student candidates typically are working on a master's or PhD thesis on their proposed topic; law candidates most often are hoping to transform a paper they wrote for a class into a law review article. Montana A monthly stipend of $1,600 + reasonable domestic round trip travel expenses to Montana. 3 months Early decision: February 15, 2011 Regular decision: March 15, 2011Complete the on-line application, which will require the following: Cover letter, Resume/Vita, Description of the proposed research project (2-5 pages double-spaced), Writing sample, preferably in the applicant's area of expertise, One letter of reference, Undergraduate and graduate transcripts Web Site
Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) PERC is seeking graduate or law students who are interested in natural resources and environmental issues and who show potential for research and writing in these areas. Preference is given to those who are working on a research paper, thesis, or dissertation on a natural resource or environmental topic.Bozeman, MT$1,600 per monthly + reasonable travel expenses 3 months Summer - Feb 15 (Early Decision); Summer - March 15; Fall - June 15; Spring - Oct 15Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, research proposal, one letter of reference and undergraduate/graduate transcripts.Web Site

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