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Internship Highlight: Nicky Johnson ’22, Legal Intern at United States Attorneys’ Office

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.

Using a Foreign Language in Your Post-Midd Career – Thursday, January 17

Are you interested in using your foreign language skills in your career?  Hear ideas and opportunities on how to use your language ability to maximize your potential and stand out from the competition — from finding the right prospect, to nailing the interview to making the most of your language skills as an employee.

The talk will be given by Brian Burke, Midd ’97, who majored in Chinese at Middlebury and is currently a partner at Shearman & Sterling, an international law firm.

Date: Thursday, January 17

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Location: CCI (Adirondack House)

Click here to RSVP! (Lunch will be served)

Featured Opportunities in Handshake

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Fall Fellow, Federal Government Relations, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) – DUE 7/23

PCI is hiring an undergraduate or graduate fellow for Fall 2018. The Fall fellow will provide support for the Federal Government Relations team, track and review relevant legislation, and shadow lobbyists.

Healthcare Paralegal, Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC – DUE 7/27

Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC, is a healthcare collections firm that provides denial management, consulting, and corporate collections services to hospitals and health systems.

Associate, Strategic Planning and Implementation, United Nations Foundation – DUE 7/28

The Associate is an integral member of the Strategic Planning and Implementation team and will support organizational strategy development, resource allocation, strategy execution, and operational effectiveness for the UN Foundation.

Project Assistant (Entry Level Paralegal) – International Trade Practice Group, Wiley Rein LLP – DUE 7/31

The Project Assistant position in the International Trade Group is an entry-level paralegal position in the firm’s Legal Support program working directly on client matters.

Conflicts Analyst, Jenner & Block LLP – DUE 8/01

The Conflicts Analyst is responsible for reviewing new client and matter search requests and gathering the information for verification of entity and party information, and will perform corporate affiliate research using a variety of reference materials.

Career Conversation with Alex Alben P ’18

Thursday, April 26 at 12:30 in ADK Library

Alex Alben is Washington State’s first Chief Privacy Officer, an office created by the state legislature in March of 2015. He coordinates privacy and data policy for the state and consults with the Governor and Legislature on technology issues impacting citizen privacy.

As a technology executive, Alex helped launch ESPN.com and ABCNews.com, and served for six years in senior management at RealNetworks. At the outset of his career, Alben served as a researcher for CBS News covering the 1980 Presidential campaign and went on to work for Mike Wallace at CBS Reports. In the 1990’s, Alben worked as an entertainment lawyer for Orion Pictures and Warner Bros. He was a candidate for the U.S. Congress from Washington State’s 8th Congressional District in 2004.

Alex Alben and John Kerry 2004 campaign

A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, Alben writes for The Seattle Times and other publications on the intersection of media, technology and politics. He is the author of Analog Days—How Technology Rewrote Our Future.

As one of only five Chief Privacy Officers in the country, Alex has initiated state-wide programs for enhanced privacy training, consumer education and “Privacy Modeling.” In March of 2017, Gov Tech Magazine named him one of the country’s top “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” in state government.

Join us in the ADK Library for a small group career conversation. He’s available to talk to students about digital privacy, net neutrality, and exciting opportunities for both tech and non-tech students interested in careers in tech fields!

Yale Law School video webinar on Friday, 12/8

Please join Yale Law School Admissions for a video webinar with other prospective law school applicants from Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University.  Craig Janecek, Director of Admissions, will be available to answer your questions about legal education, the application process, and life at Yale Law School.

Join us on:

Friday, December 8, 3:00–4:00 PM ET

Advance registration is required.  To register for this event, please visit:  law-yale.adobeconnect.com/yls17-5/event/event_info.html.

This event is open to current students, alumni, and staff of Conn College, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, and Wesleyan.  No specialized computer hardware or software is required to attend the webinar—just a modern web browser and a recent version of the Adobe Flash or Adobe Connect plug-ins.  After you register, you will be sent a link through which you can test your computer and Internet connection prior to the event.  If you are not able to join us at the above date and time, this webinar will be recorded and made available to individuals who registered for the event.

We look forward to talking with you!

Yale Law School Admissions