From the MABLSA Blog:
Department of Justice: Applying for Paid Positions for Law Students & Entry-Level Attorneys
Dear NBLSA member,
I would like to share with you some information about the U.S. Department of Justice’s Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP) and the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP). A primary purpose of this email is to make you and your members aware of these programs and the applicable deadlines, which are early.
The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) is Justice's recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. It is the only way Justice hires graduating law students. Judicial law clerks, full-time graduate law program (LLM) students, and law school graduates in qualifying full-time legal fellowships are also eligible. The first opportunity for law students to apply for HP is the summer before their third year of law school. This year, the on-line centralized electronic application opens July 31, 2012, and closes September 4, 2012. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry-participants.html.
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is Justice's competitive recruitment program for compensatedsummer internships. Law students who have completed at least one full semester of law school by the application deadline are eligible to apply; however, the majority of SLIPs are second-year law students who work at Justice the summer between their second and third years of law school. But the SLIP is also open to recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship. This year, the on-line centralized electronicapplication opens July 31, 2012, and closes September 4, 2012. Thus, current 1Ls (i.e., rising 2Ls) who are interested in a paid internship for Summer 2013 should apply by September 4, 2012. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/slip-participants.html.
Please share this information with your classmates and the general NBLSA membership. I hope that you will encourage them to consider applying for these great opportunities, and also point out to them that both our HP and SLIP programs have early application deadlines.
More information about Justice’s hiring programs, including volunteer internship opportunities across the county, may be found at the Department’s legal careers website: http://www.justice.gov/legalcareers.
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