Dear BLSA Students,
We are very excited to announce an incredible opportunity for two first or second year law students. The Center for Constitutional Rights is providing two law student fellowships at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux through its Ella Baker Summer Internship Program. This is an excellent opportunity for students to contribute to exciting, cutting-edge human rights work while learning how to use the law for progressive social change. Applications are due November 11 (2Ls) and December 15 (1Ls). You can find information on the program and the application process attached.
The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux is the leading human rights legal organization in Haiti. Since 1995, they have helped victims prosecute important human rights cases, trained Haitian lawyers and spoken out on social justice issues. Ella Baker interns will be working closely alongside the BAI and assisting in their various advocacy and legal projects. Attached is a letter from one of BAI's former interns, Lindsey Laveaux, discussing her experience with BAI and encouraging students to apply for this opportunity.
We greatly encourage law students with a passion for Haiti and social justice to apply for this internship. To apply, please visit http://ccrjustice.org/ella-baker-fellowship for the application and further information on the internship.
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
The CIA Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Clerkship Program allows a small number of qualified law students to obtain broad exposure to the practice of intelligence law. Although the Office makes no commitment with respect to future employment beyond an individual's summer clerkship, each participant may be evaluated for future employment at the conclusion of the program.
Applications are accepted from June 1 through September 15 each year for employment the following summer.
Click here to learn more about applying.
From the MABLSA Blog
NRDC is a leading nonprofit membership organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and public health since 1970. Our more than 1.3 million members and activists reside in each of the United States and in the District of Columbia. NRDC employs over 400 scientists, lawyers, economists, media specialists, policy analysts, and administrators in its six offices, including a new office in China. Within each of the organization’s program areas – air, water, coastal, oceans, public health, climate change, energy, public land, smart growth, international, urban, environmental justice, and nuclear non-proliferation – NRDC’s experts pursue cutting-edge litigation, sophisticated lobbying, hard-hitting scientific research, and broad-reaching public education. For over 40 years, NRDC has played a central role in crafting, implementing, enforcing, and defending virtually all of the nation’s environmental laws.
LANDMARK NRDC VICTORIES
- litigation that led to the phasing-out of lead in U.S. gasoline;
- a litigation settlement with the Port of Los Angeles for massive reductions in harmful air pollution;
- a court order overturning the Department of Energy’s attempt to avoid cleaning up high-level radioactive waste; - groundbreaking civil action against the nation’s biggest air polluters for their contributions to climate change;
- enjoining construction of a salt mine near the last pristine Gray Whale breeding ground;
- helping to create far-reaching new energy efficiency standards in China; and
- aiding in implementing new federal rules to dramatically reduce air pollution from diesel engines.
SUMMER LEGAL INTERN EXPERIENCE AT NRDC
NRDC’s summer legal interns write briefs, draft complaints, prepare legal analyses, obtain affidavits, investigate corporate and government malfeasance, participate in policy advocacy campaigns, and draft white papers and comments for submission to Congressional committees and administrative agencies. NRDC hires passionate students who possess the intelligence, skill, self- confidence, and maturity to take on enormous responsibility. Our interns receive an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement. Over the course of a summer, an NRDC intern will typically work on a variety of projects and amass experience that he/she could not obtain anywhere else.
HOW TO APPLY: All applications for 2013 Summer Legal Internships can now be submitted on-line at www.nrdc.org/jobs. 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, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica, CA; and Chicago, IL.
Applications are due October 26, 2012 (2L’s) and January 18, 2013 (1L’s).
Offers will be made on a rolling basis; we strongly encourage you to apply early.
NRDC is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, NRDC:
For more information, please visit http://www.nrdc.org.
Robinson & Cole has an opening for a 2012 summer intern in their Boston office. Please see attached job description and apply directly via email to Marnie Rubin, Director of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development.
Please include your Fall transcript if you are a 1L and three semesters if you are a 2L. In your cover email, please mention that you were referred to this position by the BLG.
Robinson & Cole LLP seeks a first- or second-year law student for an eight-week paid internship during the summer of 2012 in our Boston office. The R&C Summer Fellow will work closely with Robinson & Cole attorneys on a variety of matters as well as participate in client conferences, observe court proceedings, and other activities as available throughout the eight-week summer program. The start date of the program is flexible, depending upon the availability of the student.
For consideration, please submit the following:
Marnie J. Rubin
Director of Legal Recruiting
Employment Opportunities/ Scholarships