Legal Opportunities: February 6th, 2012


Investigator Internships, New Hampshire Public Defender
New Hampshire Public Defender seeks undergraduates in their junior or senior year and first-year law students or non-law graduate students for its investigator intern program. Investigator interns conduct investigation for, and provide litigation support to, attorneys defending clients in criminal cases. They regularly participate in interviewing witnesses and clients, visiting crime scenes and making diagrams or taking photographs, preparing comprehensive reports for staff attorneys, testifying in court, serving subpoenas, coordinating the appearance of defense witnesses in court and assisting clients in accessing substance abuse or mental health treatment


Legal Internships, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
Since 1980 SEO has provided underrepresented students of color with paid summer internships leading to full-time jobs. More than 30 years later, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are still underrepresented in many top entry level jobs.

  • -Gain legal experience at a major law firm before entering law school
  • -Attend Corporate Law Institute (2-week prep program)
  • -For College Seniors and Graduates planning to enroll in law school Fall 2012

Apply online:

TRIALS-Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools
Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.
This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals. Deadline: January 31
Apply online by visiting:

General Projects Intern, Juvenile Law Center; Philadelphia, PA
Juvenile Law Center’s volunteer internship program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work. Summer interns will have the opportunity to participate in court observation sessions, visit local juvenile detention facilities, and tour an organization that provides independent living services to older youth from the child welfare system. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy. Deadline: February 10

Center on Sentencing and Corrections Intern, Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.; New York, NY
Vera runs an annual summer internship program for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) provides technical assistance and research support to state and local government officials to help them develop cost-effective strategies for protecting public safety. Current projects include: Los Angeles County Jail Overcrowding Project and Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Deadline: February 15, 2012


Diversity Day at New England Law
Interested in law school?  Have you been considering a career as an attorney?  Are you curious about what lawyers do?
Join New England Law|Boston on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The day focuses on celebrating our diverse community and introducing you to the excitement of being a lawyer and the challenges of law school. Activities include an interactive mock class, a panel of our current law students, tours of the school, and a panel of our alumni.
RSVP by February 22 at

Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law
The PLUS program is a unique and rigorous four-week experience for current college freshmen, sophomores or juniors interested in the legal profession.  Their goal is to provide students with a “taste” of the law school experience and introduce them to the admissions process.  You will attend classes taught by Chicago-Kent law professors, recognized as some of the most productive and accomplished law professors in the nation.  The program will cover the cost of tuition, room in a residence hall, required course materials and other expenses.  Participants are paid a stipend to offset some of their meal and other expenses.  Deadline: March 16

Georgetown Law Investigator Internship Program
Interns do all the pretrial defense investigation for defendants charged with criminal cases in DC Superior Court. They primarily investigate criminal misdemeanor cases on behalf of indigent clients. Typical investigative tasks include interviewing and taking statements from witnesses, subpoenaing documents, maintaining client-attorney relations, photographing and diagramming crime scenes, and helping the attorney prepare for trial. Deadline: April 1

For more info and to apply:


Scholarship Advising Office:

Sampling of Law Specific Scholarships:

Fred C. Scribner Fellowship: Approximately $10,000- U.S. and International students; Deadline: April  2

Charles H. Woodbury Memorial Law Prize: Woodbury Fellowship approximately $3,000; Deadline: April 2

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. The application can be downloaded from the ABA website:  Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
$10,000 award given to an incoming first-year law student.  Deadline: June 1
To find out more information and to view the application go to

Watch “Paying for Law School” videos on the LSAC site. Topics include: Investing in a Law School Education,
Funding Your Law School Education, Applying for Financial Aid, and Minimizing Your Debt.
Go to:




International Specialty Bulletin – January 4, 2012


  1. TRADE – U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council Internship
  2. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – POST GRAD 
  5. USAID – Internships in the Bureau for Africa
  6. SWITZERLAND – ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
  9. GERMANY – $$ for Study, Research, Internship – DAAD
  10. ISRAEL – 10) ISRAEL – Birthright Israel Excel – Summer Fellowship


1. TRADE – U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council Internship (USSABC) – DC:

For students interested in enhancing their understanding of the U.S.-Saudi business dynamic and promoting bilateral trade relations. interns will receive a $1,000 grant.


2. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – POST GRAD  DEADLINE:  JAN. 13

For college graduates to spend 6-9 months working for a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC on a range of issues involving nuclear and conventional arms control and disarmament, international security, and related issues.



Spain:  Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) – EU Traineeships (5 mos)  DEADLINE:   MARCH 31 (for a Sept. experience)

Belgium:  European Commission “Blue Book” Traineeships (5 mos.) DEADLINE:  JAN. 31  (for Oct. experience). Gain first-hand experience of the workings of the Commission of the European Union

Belgium:  European Economic and Social Committee Traineeships (5 mos.)  DEADLINE:  APRIL 1 (for Sept. experience).



*Reynolds Scholarship (approx. $20,000) for 1 yr. Project or Study Abroad  DEADLINE:   FEB 15

*H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship (approx. $10,000). DEADLINE:  FEB. 15. (architecture, urban planning, land conservation, historic preservation, architectural and urban history, and art history).

*Lombard Public Service Fellowship DEADLINE:   FEB. 15.  Up to $15,000 for 6-12 month volunteer service projects in the U.S. or abroad.

*Dartmouth General – Project or Study Abroad  DEADLINE:   MARCH 1. For one year.  Up to $5,500.  For projects or graduate study in the U.S. or abroad.

*McGorrian – Project or Study Abroad  DEADLINE:  – MARCH 1. Up to $3,500.  For students who plan careers in some aspect of foreign affairs and cultures, including areas such as arts, journalism, education, diplomacy, preservation of indigenous cultures, environmental work,  humanitarian relief and economic development.


5. USAID – Internships in the Bureau for Africa  DEADLINE:  Jan. 31

Intern from June  – August  at USAID headquarters in Washington D.C. and in select overseas missions. All interns must be U.S. citizens and a junior, senior, or graduate student at the time of their application. Interns placed in missions in Africa must be proficient in a foreign language (French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or a local language depending on the country where they are placed).


6. SWITZERLAND – ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship DEADLINE: March 2012

Conduct research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2-3 months. Must have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins.



*Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship DEADLINE:   MARCH 1  (for Summer or Fall).  Up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduates of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad.

*Boren/ National Security Education Program (NSEP) Scholarship DEADLINE:  JAN. 20 (campus deadline)



Provides financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study will be provided. The funding is toward tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the senior year of college and  the first year of graduate study. Fellows must commit to pursuing a graduate degree at one of the graduate schools participating in the program, in fields such as international studies, international affairs, public policy, administration, economics, political science or foreign languages. Includes one ten-week overseas and one ten-week domestic summer internship within the U.S. Department of State. Fellows are obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.  Click Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship   link  at bottom of page to actually apply


9. GERMANY – $$ for Study, Research, Internship – DAAD   DEADLINE:   JAN. 31

U.S. and Canadian undergraduate students can apply for scholarships to fund study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.  Looking for sophomores and juniors seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany.


10. ISRAEL – Birthright Israel Excel – Summer Fellowship DEADLINE:  JAN. 15

10-week summer for sophomores and juniors as well as graduating seniors who plan to attend graduate programs in September 2012 from the United States who are pursuing careers in business, technology, biotech, marketing and social media. Fellows intern at a prominent Israeli company with global reach, tour Israeli historic and cultural sites, and meet with prominent members of the business, political and academic communities. After 10 weeks in Israel, the fellowship continues in the U.S. with mentorship and programming focused on leadership skills, business acumen and global economic awareness.



JAN. 23 (Mon.)  – 5 PM at  Career Services – Workshop Room     

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Outcome:  Understand the fundamentals for launching your internship/job search