Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a boutique civil rights law firm that litigates public interest and social justice cases that add significant value to individuals and our communities. We have a community of lawyers and legal assistants who are all committed to using the law to help create and enforce a more just society.
Intake Specialists help our firm’s leadership identify new litigation opportunities by conducting interviews with our potential clients and summarizing their potential legal claims. Our firm’s leadership expects Intake Specialists to be thorough in their interviews and summaries. Our representation of a potential client is often determined by the Intake Specialist’s interview write-up. A well-written interview write-up helps our firm’s leadership reach the right decision and can help our attorneys navigate some of the legal challenges they will likely confront in the event we represent the potential client.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, two writing samples, and three references. These documents should be sent in Word or PDF to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org with “Prospective Intake Specialist: Baltimore/Nashville” in the email’s subject line.
Thank you to an alum for bringing these opportunities to our attention.
In partnership with the SGA, the CCI is continuing the “Life Beyond Middlebury” series that aims to equip students with the tools needed to succeed in life. Check out our upcoming events!
Salary Negotiation, Decision Making and What to do with The Offer
Wednesday, January 22 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229
We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position. National Life Group is a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later. RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229
Are you a saver or a spender? Do you want to learn more about personal finance and budgeting? Join us to hear from experts about strategies you can use to save money and spend wisely. RSVP here.
This is a great opportunity during J-term to use the added help and motivation to get you on track for exploring the opportunities out there.
- Are you looking for greater clarity and confidence about your interests, purpose and what matters most to you in finding and doing purposeful work?
- Are you unsure how to structure a strategic job search to maximize your time and energy?
- Are you clearly communicating your skills, assets and talents in a clear and succinct personal story?
If any of this resonates with you and where you are, join me with a group of like-minded peers for a 1.5 hour workshop to get you started. We’ll share techniques and tools to get you over the hump and on your way to learning how to activate our Middlebury network, identifying meaningful opportunities using targeted resources and learn how to translate your college experiences to tell the relevant stories to organizations and companies you’d LOVE to work for.
To attend the workshop
on Thursday, Jan. 16th at 4:30PM in Hillcrest
Major: English and American Literature
Minor: Math and History
Legal Intern with the United States Attorneys’ Office in Boston, MA
“This past summer I had the opportunity to live in Boston and work at the United States Attorneys’ Office as a legal intern. During my time there, I was able to assist on many hot button cases in the Major Crimes and Civil Rights Units, conducting investigative research for the attorneys I worked under. I was able to hone my researching skills through the analysis of confidential evidence and government databases and by the end of the summer, was selected to do field research for the Civil Rights Unit. In addition to the valuable professional experience gained, I was also able to enjoy summer in the Seaport of Boston and explore all of the cool places and fun events that the city had to offer. “
How did you find your internship? I did some digging online and found the right person to email and the rest is history!
How did CCI help you find this opportunity? CCI was integral in my acceptance of this opportunity. As a native of New Jersey, I knew that I was going to need to have a pretty thought out budget that would allow me to have housing, transportation, and necessities in a completely different state many miles away. Through the funding process, the CCI requires you to write up a budget and think about all of the possible expenditures you would make in a summer. With a budget already complete, my summer felt a lot more structured and possible. Additionally, my internship was unpaid, so upon receiving the First Year Explore Grant from the CCI, I also felt that I would be able to enjoy my time in Boston instead of being stressed about my budget the whole summer.
What advice do you have for Middlebury students looking for an internship? I would say reach out to anyone and everyone. If you are interested in working in a particular place, all it takes is one email to create an opportunity that you might not have otherwise thought possible.
What was the most rewarding aspect of your work? The people I met this summer were what truly made my experience. I loved working with other college students from different institutions and getting to know who they are and how their college experience is similar or different to mine. I also happened to make one friend who I became really close with and spent a majority of my time off of work with (I will be visiting her at UMich and will be seeing her in Boston over winter break!). I also really appreciated the bonds that my mentors and I created. They really took the time to get to know me and even bring in my favorite food on several occasions. I am still in contact with them and hope to continue and expand my network through them as I continue down that particular career path.
What do you wish you knew before interning that you would like to share with Middlebury students? Don’t be nervous! Well… it’s hard to not be nervous at all, but try to remind yourself that you deserve to be there just like everyone else who is interning there. You made it through the interview process and they chose you, so be proud and arrive with confidence rather than timidity.
Interested in getting help with summer internships? Come meet with one of the Peer Career Advisors (go/pcas) to learn more about how to search for internships, and how to apply for funding.
Are YOU interested in being in the Internship Highlights? Tell us about your internship experience here.
Great short project during J-Term!
Did you know that a completed Handshake profile makes applying for summer internships MUCH easier? It is super easy to complete and makes your profile more appealing to employers. A completed profile allows Handshake to share relevant opportunities to your feed based on your activity and interests.
Follow these steps to drive that Profile Level up to green!
- Login at middlebury.joinhandshake.com/login.
- Verify/update your MAJOR.
- Fill out your WORK EXPERIENCE.
- Add an ORGANIZATION and EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
- Add SKILLS, DOCUMENTS, COURSES, PROJECTS.
- Add a PROFILE PICTURE.
- Add at least 1 INDUSTRY.
- Add at least 1 JOB FUNCTION.
- Have your RESUME approved at CCI!
Our Peer Career Advisors are available to approve your resumes and help with Handshake questions at the following times:
- Monday-Friday in the CCI – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
- Wednesdays in the Squash Lobby – 1:00-4:00 PM.
Join us Wednesday, January 15 from 3-4 pm in Adirondack House
Mr. Boyd will be on campus arguing a case in front of the Vermont Supreme Court in Wilson Hall on January 15. This is part of the court’s attempt to travel around the state. After his arguments, David has agreed to meet with students and talk about his legal career.
A little about David: He studied Economics and Political Science at Midd and graduated in 2003. He went to NYU Law School. He has practiced at Gravel & Shea PC in Burlington, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York City, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
As an Assistant Attorney General he represents state agencies and employees in all types of civil litigation. He has tried cases to completion in federal and state courts and before an American Arbitration Association panel and has represented clients in appeals before the Vermont Supreme Court and the Second Circuit.
This event is open to all students, all majors, all class years. Bring your questions and curiosity and engage in a friendly, casual conversation about his career path and lean tips and advice about working in the legal field.
If you are a First Year or Sophomore trying to navigate the decision-making process while at college and need a bit more clarity and validation, join us for a 1 ½ hour workshop based on the NYT-bestselling book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Joyful, Well-Lived Life. We will introduce you to design thinking tools that will help you creatively bring balance and focus to big life decisions (i.e summer internships, majors, career exploration, study abroad, etc). Leave with a personal strategy for planning out your time at Middlebury, and beginning to envision a meaningful life beyond.
Please RSVP on Handshake for the event HERE
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center seeks a full-time Research & Program Associate to work in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, in our New York City office. This position will report directly to the attorneys in charge of the relevant project area.
Thanks to an alum for sending this opportunity our way!
Deadline is February 14
Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer internship!
Join us at this information session on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Coltrane Lounge to learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.
At this session, we will:
- Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done
- Highlight top resources to use in the search process
- Discuss strategies for finding/creating your own experience
- Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships
- And more!
We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions!
|An award-winning pipeline initiative of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights, the 2020 summer program serves college students from historically underrepresented groups who want to pursue a career in the law. The 2020 summer program takes place at St. John’s Law in Queens (8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439) and begins in June 2020. |
We offer two distinct programs:
• Summer Prep Program Foundations – an all-male program for undergraduates
• Summer LSAT Boot Camp – a co-ed program for rising seniors
Our Foundations students learn the fundamentals of legal analysis, writing, and advocacy in courses taught by St. John’s faculty and through internships with lawyers and judges in the New York City area. They also participate in workshops on professionalism and career/networking events.
The LSAT Boot Camp students take a comprehensive, customized LSAT prep course, and participate in essay workshops and admissions counseling. The boot camp culminates in October 2020 with an event for LSAT Boot Camp students, where participants meet one on one with admissions officers from law schools across the country.
See our 2020 brochure for more details!
The Summer 2020 application period is open now! The deadline for applications is February 14th, 2020. The applications and instructions are available at our website.