Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peggy Browning Fund 2014 Summer Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the Peggy Browning Fund's 2014 Summer Fellowship. These positions are open to 1L and 2L students, with a deadline of January 17th.

Please see Job #4729 on Symplicity.

About the Program:

Our core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country.  In 2014, we will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2014 - 2015.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights.  We routinely collaborate with 130 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowships description for details)

We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.   Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent of its kind.
Peggy Browning Fellows gain the practical skills required to represent workers.  They enjoy opportunities to network with their peers and leaders in the field of public interest labor law.  The mentor organizations and their clients benefit from the services provided by this talented and commited group.

Since our beginning in 1997, we have placed over 500 law students in highly competitive fellowship positions with unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and union-side law firms.  Peggy Browning Fellows have advocated for thousands of workers and their families nationwide.  More than 120 Peggy Browning Alumni are currently working in workers' rights labor law or public interest law.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Northwest Public Service Career Fair

Registration is now open for the 2014 Northwest Public Service Career Fair. This job fair takes place every year in Seattle and in Portland, and is a fantastic way to secure positions in public interest.

Check out the fair website to see which employers will be participating and holding interviews this year. Remember - the deadline to register and to apply for an interview is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 13th.

Table Talk registration will be open through the day of the actual event, but if you are interested in requesting a formal interview with any of the firms, you MUST submit all requested application materials by January 13th.

Registration information and application instructions can be found on the fair website.

DC Summer Internships

If you plan to take part in our Summer in DC Program sure to keep an eye on our DC page for summer internship options. New ones are being added regularly, so it's important to check back.

The program has an application deadline of January 31, 2014, but a few of the internships have earlier individual deadlines.

One to keep an eye on is the internship with the American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy (Job #4671 on Symplicity). It's a great position with a December 15th deadline.