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Paralegal Job at Children’s Rights

Children’s Rights is a leading national children’s advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children. Every day, children are harmed by America’s broken child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and health care systems. Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, Children’s Rights holds governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy.

We are seeking a full-time, entry-level paralegal to join our active litigation program and support our commitment to government accountability and social justice for children. Applicants should be able to start in the summer or sooner and must be prepared to make a two-year commitment to the position. Applicants with prior personal involvement in the systems we fight to improve and/or with other diverse life experiences and perspectives are especially encouraged to apply.

Special thanks to an alum who works there and called this to our attention.

CLICK HERE to apply in Handshake.  Deadline is February 10.

Legal Career Conversation with David Boyd ’03, Assistant Attorney General for State of Vermont

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.

Public Affairs Job and Internship in DC

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, federal & state lobbying, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development.

We are currently seeking energetic and proactive full-time or part-time interns to join our team and help support our rapidly growing public affairs practice. The FTP internship program offers students and recent graduates substantive, practical and hands-on experience working at the nexus between the public and private sectors. Our program exposes interns to the daily workings of a highly reputable government relations and public affairs firm and affords them the opportunity to work specifically with our Public Affairs team. Interns will conduct research, write analyses, draft media content (including social media posts), prepare memos for meetings, and assist principals with client-facing projects. Interns will also work with FTP’s Operations team and gain experience preparing for and attending events, answering phones, and delivering packages to clients and Capitol Hill offices on an as-needed basis.

Ideal applicants have experience in media, communications, federal government, or public policy. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional writing abilities and interpersonal skills. Political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in semester and/or quarter programs may apply.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (1-3 pages) to careers@forbes-tate.com, Attn: Intern Program Director. Let me know if you apply and I can connect you with the alum who shared the opportunity.

Brennan Center for Justice JOB

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!

Apply HERE

Deadline is February 14

Working on Political Campaigns

Thursday, January 23 from 7-8 pm in Davis Library 105 via Zoom

Working on a political campaign can offer you the opportunity to develop a range of skills within a fast-paced environment. Campaigns allow you an insider’s scoop on the electoral process, as well as the day-to-day schedule and concerns of elected officials and their constituents.

If you’ve ever thought of working on a campaign, be it full-time, part-time or volunteer, attend this virtual panel discussion with Middlebury alumni. Learn about their different roles on a campaign, current trends in their work and their own paths from campus to career. Bring your questions.

This event is for ALL students, and designed to be informal and nonpartisan to show you options available no matter your party affiliation, especially for the upcoming elections this fall.

RSVP here if interested

Panelists include:

Olivia Noble is the Digital Organizing Director at EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. At EMILY’s List, she oversees everything from online candidate training and recruitment to digital organizing via social media, email, design, and SMS. Prior to coming to EMILY’s List, Olivia was the digital director at the Climate Action Campaign, coordinating the digital teams of key environmental organizations and leading digital message development on climate change across the community. She lives in Washington D.C. and graduated from Middlebury in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in Policy 

Rick Ridder is an award-winning international political consultant. His clients include numerous heads of state, members of Congress, political parties and conservation groups. He is President and Co-Founder of RBI Strategies and Research. A former presidential campaign manager and a senior consultant for seven other presidential campaigns, Rick has consulted for numerous U.S. Congressional, gubernatorial, and state and local initiative campaigns. Rick holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.S. from Boston University, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies.

Roger Alan Stone is a political Internet pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur.   Working in politics and advocacy since the mid ‘80s and in the political Internet since 1998. He’s combined his knowledge of the practical needs of campaigns with cutting edge technology to invent many of the techniques used throughout now throughout our industry.

After working on seventeen elections in fourteen states, as well as on the Hill for two Representatives and a Senator he’d helped elect, Roger went to Law School at Columbia, clerked for the DC Court of Appeals and was an associate at James and Hoffman, specializing election law, non-profit organizations and unions and lobbying for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Ass and DE Shaw & Co.

By 2002 there were a number of ways to reach voters and constituents online, so to better serve his clients, Roger founded Advocacy Inc. to provided data, online advertising and consulting services.   Advocacy Data pioneered matching voter files for email addresses, doing the first national match of the voter file in 2003, as well as being the first to provide Members of Congress with emails for official communication.

Legal Summer Prep Program- for students from historically underrepresented groups

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.

Criminal Law Internship at DC Public Defender Service

The Criminal Law Internship Program (CLIP) is a fast paced, hands-on investigative internship program for undergraduate and graduate students.  Our Investigative Interns don’t just sit around the office copying files!  CLIP has been described by The Washington Post as one of the finest pre-law experiences available, and the Princeton Review ranked the program as one of the most hands-on internship programs in the nation, stating that the program is “a criminal law internship at its in-your-face best.”

Investigative Interns spend at least 12 weeks partnering directly with staff attorneys to complete various investigative tasks and advocate for their clients.

Spend your internship in the District of Columbia community, meeting with clients, and feeling the thrill of representing clients in court.  We offer a unique learning experience that can both prepare you for graduate-level work and provide you with the experience necessary for employment in any field.

Click here to apply now, deadline is Feb 9, 2020 but candidates are considered on a rolling basis.