General Upcoming and Postgraduate Government Opportunities Available to Students for 2011 and 2012

The Career Development Office (“CDO”) would like to provide you with an update on some of the government opportunities available to students for the upcoming summer (2L students) and after graduation (3L students).  Many prestigious government agencies hire at the same time as private sector employers so your government job search should be conducted concurrently with a private sector job search.  Comprehensive information about government opportunities for the summer of 2012 is available in the Government Honors and Internship Handbook published by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. University of Miami School of Law students and graduates may access the handbook online or obtain a hard copy from the CDO. The site is password protected. Please contact the CDO for the login information.  

The “Government Opportunities” section of the Fall Recruiting 2011 Handbook has information on some of the more popular government opportunities with summer or early fall deadlines. This information is available on the CDO Symplicity Document Library and has been updated with new information on the following opportunities:

1. U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Summer Law Intern Program (2Ls) and Honors Program (3Ls). Deadline to apply is September 6th at midnight. Students interested in these programs should attend the DOJ presentation on the application process. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 30th at 12:30 p.m. in F108.

2. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Law Internship Program (2Ls) and Honors Program (3Ls). Deadline to apply is October 1st. The Honors Program was recently reinstated.

3. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Summer Honors Program (2Ls). Deadline to apply is October 14th, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting September 16th. Opportunities are available in WashingtonDC and regional offices nationwide, including Miami.

4. Presidential Management Intern Program, Office of Personnel Management (3Ls). Online application must be completed between September 15th and September 25th, and other paperwork must be submitted to Karen Warren  in the CDO by September 26th.

More information about these and other opportunities is available on the Document Library.  Please check your emails regularly for additional information and contact your CDO advisor with any questions regarding a government job search.