Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

US State Department on campus April 3

Plan to attend the information session at 12:30 on Wednesday, April 3 in ADK or also sign up for a personal 1:1 chat for 20 minutes. Click here. Only 2 spots left.

Or let us know you’re coming to the info session here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/246440

Philip Beekman, Diplomat in Residence for New England, will talk about opportunities for internships, exchange programs, fellowships and careers with the U.S. Department of State. During this information session, Phil will focus on opportunities for domestic and foreign internships with the State Department and will highlight opportunities in the Consular Fellows program. He will also touch on civil service career opportunities, the Pickering and Rangel Fellowship Programs, the Critical Language Scholarship, and the Foreign Service Officer selection process. Phil is based at Fletcher/Tufts University and is also available for individual consultations and can be reached at dirnewengland@state.gov. Further information on Department of State careers can be found at http://careers.state.gov.

CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

Law Alum on campus from Skadden on April 4

Hillary Hamilton ’95 will be on campus as part of the Film and Media Culture Field Guide on April 4 and 5.

Stay tuned for an opportunity in Handshake to sign up for a 1:1 chat with her on Friday morning April 5.

As a senior litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Hillary A. Hamilton represents a wide variety of clients in commercial litigation disputes in federal and state courts across the nation. Ms. Hamilton has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, particularly in consumer class actions.

In addition to her B.A. from Middlebury College, Hillary received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001 and an M.A. from the University of Southern California in 1997. 

Her full bio is here

Paid summer intern in town of Middlebury doing economic analysis and data collection

The Town of Middlebury Department of Planning & Zoning is looking for a summer intern to assist with collection and basic analysis of background data for use in a Downtown Market Study.

Student will perform research related to the following Sectors of Downtown Middlebury’s local economy: Housing, Retail & Service businesses, Housing, Office Space and Lodging. The internship project will be based on guidance developed by the University of Wisconsin-Extension for performing a Downtown Market Analysis. The internship project will draw upon several of these tools, scaling them to fit the size of our community and the hours available for this project. 

Click here to read more details about this exciting opportunity in Handshake

Business Immigration Analyst (Junior Paralegal) at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Based in Boston, MA, this position will be part of the firm’s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice. The Business Immigration Analyst will support the Business Immigration Group by preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. The individual will have some contact with our client base, which includes companies working across numerous industries such as financial services, information technology, construction and pharmaceuticals. As such, effective communication is an important aspect of this position.

At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.

Learn more and apply on Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1960458

Innocence Project seeks summer interns

The Innocence Network is an affiliation of 68 organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed in the United States and abroad.

The Innocence Project, a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate the innocent through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system, is one of the founding members of the Innocence Network and provides support for the Innocence Network Support Unit, a team of four employees who help facilitate the work of the Network.

The Innocence Network Support Unit is seeking an intern to support the operational activities of the Innocence Network. The Network Communications/Special Projects Intern will report to the Innocence Network Coordinator and will work with other members of the Network Support Unit. The intern can expect to gain direct exposure to various areas of non-profit management as well as exposure to a national coalition of criminal justice reform organizations.

The internship is based at the Innocence Project office in lower Manhattan and requires a minimum commitment of at least three full days a week; however, the time frame and schedule are flexible. Ideally, the internship will begin in June and conclude sometime in early to mid-August. Please note that this is not a legal internship and is better suited for individuals looking to pursue careers in the non-profit management sector.

Apply now on Handshake here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2501534

Do research this summer on forced labor and human trafficking

Verité interns work on a variety of research projects addressing forced labor, human trafficking, and human rights abuses worldwide. Interns perform desk research, draft reports, proofread texts, and occasionally support with various administrative tasks. Research interns read and analyze reports published by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) and become familiar with the work of these entities as well as the work of many different stakeholders. Interns support our work with brands and our large-scale federally-funded research projects across supply chains, sectors, and commodities.

Verité is an Amherst, MA based nonprofit and award-winning pioneer in the social auditing, training, research, and consulting field. The organization has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 corporations and their local suppliers through our global network of NGO partners. Verité works in over 70 countries to empower companies, factories, NGOs, governments, and workers to create sustainable workplace practices in the factories and communities where our consumer goods are made and the raw materials that go into them are sourced.

Read more and apply in Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2511056