Bristol-Myers Squibb – 2010 Diversity Law Department Internship Program

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company invites law students to submit applications for their 2010 Diversity Law Department Internship Program. Bristol-Myers Squibb is seeking qualified law students of diverse backgrounds (first-year preferred, but exceptional students at different stages of their legal education will be considered) who are interested in obtaining a unique experience within a world-class corporate law environment.  Please note that summer internships are not expected to lead to an offer for full-time employment. 

Since 1999, this summer internship program has consistently attracted outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in learning more about corporate practice at a global biopharmaceutical company.  In November, Bristol-Myers Squibb was honored by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association as a 2009 Employer of Choice for the Northeast Region.  This year, Bristol-Myers Squibb plans to host eight to ten (8-10) students in various areas of legal practice, including regulatory, corporate, intellectual property and litigation, mainly at their offices in central New Jersey.
If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume to Tamesha Keel in the Career Development Office no later than noon on January 15, 2010 at, or via fax at (305) 284-6213. Each resume should be accompanied by a law school transcript, a legal writing sample (no more than 3 pages long), and a cover letter from the student indicating assignment preferences (if any) and/or any geographical preferences or limitations.

The brochure and recruitment profile may be accessed on the Student Portal under “Corporate” opportunities in the Shared Documents file.

Timap for Justice is Seeking Law Students for Summer 2010 Internships in Sierra Leone

Timap for Justice is seeking law students who are energetic, creative, interested in grassroots social justice work, and willing to live simply while learning about and adapting to a West African culture. Interns will be based in a rural paralegal office in Sierra Leone and will work side-by-side with Timap for Justice paralegals to serve individual clients and address community-level problems. Interns will also be asked to train paralegals in certain areas of formal law. The program is the first of its kind in the country and continues to experiment with its methodology. Interns will therefore help evaluate Timap’s methods and think about how to improve their effectiveness. 

Applications should include: 

  • Cover letter describing your interest in Timap’s work and any experiences that would help prepare you for independent living in rural Sierra Leone.
  • Resume.
  • Send application materials and any inquiries to  Please submit all materials by January 31, 2010. 

Timap for Justice 

Timap for Justice is a pioneering effort to provide basic justice services in Sierra Leone. Because of a shortage of lawyers in the country and because of Sierra Leone’s dualist legal structure – most people are primarily governed by customary rather than formal legal institutions – Timap for Justice’s frontline is made up of community-based paralegals rather than lawyers. Timap is directed by two lawyers who train the paralegals in formal law and the workings of government and supervise the paralegals in their work. 

Working in the rural provinces and the capital Freetown, paralegals address a wide range of justice issues, including family disputes, violence, corruption, police abuse, wrongful detention, education, land and employment. For individual clients, the paralegals mediate conflicts, provide information on rights and procedures, and assist clients in dealing with government and chiefdom authorities. At the community level, paralegals engage in popular education, organize communities for collective action, and advocate for change with chiefs, government officials, and business and NGO leaders. In a small number of cases, selected either for their severity or for the possibility of legal impact, the coordinating lawyers provide direct legal representation in the courts.  

Timap strives to solve clients’ justice problems – thereby demonstrating that justice is possible   and to cultivate the agency of the communities among which they work. They adopt a synthetic orientation towards Sierra Leone’s dualist legal structure, engaging and seeking to improve both formal and customary institutions. Timap has been recognized by independent institutions including the World Bank and the International Crisis Group for developing a creative, effective methodology for providing justice services in the difficult and complex context of rural Sierra Leone.

HOPE Fellows Application for Summer 2010 is Now Available

HOPE Fellows work with local, national and international public interest agencies. Since 2000, the program has evolved from two local placements to include international placements in countries such as Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Lebanon, England, and China.

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center provides a $5000 stipend to law students who work in uncompensated public interest jobs in exchange for a year-long commitment to actively serve on the Public Interest Leadership Board and design and implement a program related to their field work. Students have the opportunity to apply for a dedicated HOPE Fellowship placement or propose a placement of their own design. 

Who is eligible to apply? 

  • All rising UM 2Ls and 3Ls who are in good standing
  • Due to limited resources, priority may be given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to public service and financial need
  • Students may not receive credit or compensation (from the host agency) for their work. If additional funding is being sought, students must list the source and amount of funding 

Requirements of the HOPE Fellowship: 

  • Over the course of the summer, fellows must complete a minimum of 320 hours of work over a period of no less than 8 weeks
  • Serve on the Public Interest Leadership Board during the 2010-2011 academic year
  • During the 2010-2011 academic year, Fellows must implement a legal advocacy project related to their placement and area of expertise
  • Students will have an ongoing reporting and feedback commitment throughout the duration of the placement. Specifically, students must provide no less then two journal entries, one final article about their fellowship and document their experience using a variety of different multimedia formats 

HOPE Fellowship Application: 

  • Applicants must submit (3) copies of completed applications to the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, B-446, by Feb. 19th at 5:00 p.m. – email applications will not be accepted
  • Interviews will take place from February 22nd – March 5th
  • Offers will be extended no later than March 12th with student commitments required within one week of notification
  • All Fellowship applications must demonstrate how you, as a Fellow, will contribute uniquely to the agency and provide new or augment existing services
  • A traditional placement as a summer intern will not, in and of itself, make one eligible for a HOPE Fellowship 

All HOPE Fellows must work under the direct supervision of an attorney licensed in the jurisdiction of the placement. The HOPE Office has established relationships with some domestic and international organizations that are interested in hosting HOPE Fellows. Preference may be given to students applying for a fellowship with one of these organizations. A list of the organizations will be available shortly. 

For information regarding preparing a Fellows application, students should attend the Summer Public Interest Opportunities meeting on January 20th at 12:30 p.m. in room 209. A subsequent online chat will be scheduled for early February. For additional information, please visit and the CDO Student Portal.

Upcoming Government Honors Handbook Deadlines

Upcoming 1L Government Honors Deadlines:

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Due 12/20/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R2 Legal Internships Program (Unpaid, Not yet established, was 12/31/08 last year)
  • Dept. of Treasury – OGC Summer Honors Program (Unpaid, Due 12/31/09)

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines:

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Due 12/20/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R2 Legal Internships Program (Unpaid, Not yet established, was 12/31/08 last year)
  • Dept. of Treasury – OGC Summer Honors Program (Unpaid, Due 12/31/09) 

Details of these programs are provided in the 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at  (the username and password is cookie/dough respectively).

The Olin Searle Fellows in Law for 2010 – 2011

The Program

The Olin/Searle Fellows in Law program will offer top young legal thinkers the opportunity to spend a year working full-time on writing and developing their scholarship with the goal of entering the legal academy. Up to three fellowships will be offered for the 2010-2011 academic year.

A distinguished group of academics will select the Fellows. Criteria include:

  • Dedication to teaching and scholarship
  • A J.D. and extremely strong academic qualifications (such as significant clerkship or law review experience)
  • Commitment to the rule of law and intellectual diversity in legal academia
  • The promise of a distinguished career as a legal scholar and teacher 


Stipends will include $50,000 plus benefits. While details will be worked out with the specific host school for the Fellow, in general the Fellow will be provided with an office and will be included in the life of the school. Fellows are not expected to hold other employment during the term of their fellowships.


All those who feel they fit the criteria are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit the following: 

  • A resume and law school transcript;
  • Academic writing sample(s) with an approximately 50-page limit on the total number of pages submitted (i.e. two 25-page pieces are fine, two 50-page pieces are not);
  • A brief discussion of their areas of intellectual interest (approximately 2 pages);
  • A statement of their commitment to teaching law; and
  • At least two and generally no more than three letters of support. These should come from people who can speak to your academic potential and should generally include at least two letters from law professors. If you are doing interdisciplinary work a letter from someone who can speak to your work in that area is also helpful. You may also include additional references with phone numbers.

Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2010. Applicants will be notified in early May 2010.

Please submit applications to:

Olin/Searle Fellows in Law Program
ATTN: Barrett Young
c/o The Federalist Society
1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 425
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 822-8138

Or send an email to with “Olin/Searle Fellowship” in the subject line.

Knowledge Community on Children in India Internship Program


UNICEF India Country Office invites applications for a full-time Internship program from May 31st to August 3rd 2010. Conceived as part of a broader initiative to build a Knowledge Community on Children in India (“KCCI”), UNICEF India partners with research and academic institutions to encourage young students and scholars from around the world to engage in development issues pertaining to India’s children and women. The internship offers an opportunity to explore issues related to child rights in India across a variety of areas: child protection, health, nutrition, education, HIV/AIDS and water and sanitation. The assignment involves a combination of desk and field work at the district or village level, with interns being grouped into teams that are based in field offices, and work under the supervision of selected research institutions/non-governmental organizations.

Expected Outputs:

The expected output from each team is a 30-page research paper along a pre-determined thematic research framework.


Applicants should be enrolled in a Masters-level graduate program or a higher degree program, in one of the following disciplines: anthropology, child psychology, demography, economics, education, engineering, human rights, international development, journalism, legal studies, public health, sociology, statistics, rural development, social work or any other relevant area. Those who have completed their Masters level graduate programs in 2009 are also eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships with individuals from different backgrounds. Applicants should have excellent command of English, both written and spoken. Short-listed applicants whose English is not the first language may be subject to a telephone interview.


Selected interns will be placed in research institutions across states where UNICEF has a presence. Possible locations include Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Ranchi (Jharkand), Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bhubhaneswar (Orissa), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Kolkata (West Bengal), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and New Delhi. Selected interns must be willing to go to any of the locations mentioned. Interns will report to New Delhi for an initial orientation before traveling to their assigned duty stations where they will be based and from where they will be expected to travel to village / district field sites. Applicants need to bear in mind that the fieldwork of 10-15 days will entail time spent in challenging situations such as remote villages with basic amenities.


All interns are expected to cover costs such as travel from home to duty station and back, as well as accommodation and food for the entire duration of the internship program. However, UNICEF will provide Rs. 20,000 as partial support to all interns for the two-month period. UNICEF India will also meet the expenses incurred on the following: (a) travel from Delhi to the assigned state capital after the orientation workshop; (b) field trips from the state capital to the field; and, (c) travel from state capital to Delhi for the closing workshop at the end of the internship program.


UNICEF does not accept responsibility for medical insurance. Interns must ensure that they carry appropriate medical and life insurance coverage for the entire period of the internship, and provide proof of this prior to the start of the program, without which they will not be able to participate.


Interested and eligible students should submit the following:

  • A completed application form (To be downloaded from
  • A ‘Statement of Purpose’ indicating your area of interest, relevant skills, experience and motivation for applying to this programme. This should not be more than 500 words.
  • An up-to-date official university transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation that assess your suitability for research and fieldwork
  • A writing sample of no more than 5 pages
  • The dates of this program are non-negotiable; interns are expected to attend the entire duration of the program and to work full-time on the internship.  

Due Date:

Completed applications should be sent to by January 22, 2010. Please write “KCCI Internship Application 2010/DevNetJobs” in the subject of your email. UNICEF India will contact only short-listed candidates. Final selection will take place by 15 March 2010.

American Health Lawyers Association Summer Diversity Internship

Duration of Internship:         

June through Mid-August, 2010. Preferred start date early June, 2010.  


Nominal monetary stipend will be provided throughout the eight week period (paid bi-monthly). This payment is based on an approximate 30 hour work week.  


  • 1L or 2L at an ABA-accredited law school
  • U.S. citizen
  • Law student is of diverse racial/ethnic background
  • Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills 


  • Assist (80%) the Vice President and Managing Editor of Professional Resources by:
    • Editing the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, including cite-checking
    • Editing the Health Lawyers Weekly
    • Editing Practice Group newsletters and member briefings
    • Writing case summaries for the Health Law Digest
    • Interviewing leaders and writing special profiles for the Health Lawyers Weekly
    • Monitoring and identifying legal developments in health law
    • Attending Professional Resources staff meetings
  • Assist (20%) the Manager of Public Interest by:
    • Editing documents in the Public Information Series
    • Researching topics for the Conversations with Policymakers series
    • Assisting in the marketing of Public Interest resources
    • Researching various fundraising initiatives
    • Attending public interest staff meetings
    • Assisting with efforts and initiatives of the Association’s Diversity Council


Aside from writing, researching and editing, the law student intern will also:

  • Attend networking lunches with local health attorneys from small and large firms, solo practitioners, government attorneys, in-house counsel, etc.
  • Attend the AHLA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA (June 27 – June 30, 2010), a major networking opportunity with health lawyers from around the country while attending select CLE programs and other programs related to the conference.

To apply for this internship, please send a formal cover letter and resume to Cynthia Conner,, or fax to her attention at 202-833-1105. 

Deadline for submission: 

Friday, February 5, 2010. 

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.

Policy Counsel – Washington, DC

The Constitution Project promotes and defends constitutional safeguards. Through its Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Programs, the Project promotes dialogue across ideological and partisan lines, bringing together prominent Americans from a variety of experiences to achieve long-term consensus. Working with these influential and unlikely allies, the Project conducts strategic public education campaigns and helps create the political majorities needed to transform this consensus into sound public policy.

The Criminal Justice Program seeks to counter a broad-based effort to deny fundamental day-in-court rights and due process protections to those accused of crimes. Its scope covers criminal sentencing, federal criminal code reform, preservation of habeas corpus in state criminal cases, capital punishment, and indigent defense. It includes Death Penalty, Right to Counsel, and Sentencing Committees. 

About the Job 

The policy counsel will create a clearinghouse for new voices and coordinate the Project’s public education and advocacy activities in support of efforts to achieve criminal justice reforms in a wide variety of areas. He or she will work with high-level experts to develop consensus reports and recommendations for policy reforms and promote them to policymakers, litigators, and allies on the national, state and local levels. He or she will also work with major law firms on amicus briefs supporting these reforms in the courts. A competitive salary and benefits are available. 


The position presents the opportunity to work on issues in the headlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Applicants should have: 

• A law degree from an accredited law school

• Experience with policymaking and policy analysis

• Outstanding research and writing skills

• A proven ability to work as a member of a team

• The ability to manage competing demands

 Ideal candidates will have some combination of:

• Experience working on constitutional or criminal justice issues

• Experience in bipartisan environments

• Experience on Capitol Hill or a state legislature, or as a public policy advocate, and with organizing diverse coalitions

• Experience with public speaking

 More information about the Constitution Project is available at

 Please submit a resume, the names of at least two references, and a non-legal writing sample to the attention of Kristen Carson-Owens via email at (including “Criminal Justice Policy Counsel” in the subject line) or via mail at 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036.

*No phone calls please.

U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Criminal Enforcement Sections in Washington, DC, Seeking Experienced Trial Attorneys/GS-13 to GS-15

The Tax Division is seeking experienced trial attorneys with superior academic and professional qualifications for positions in its Criminal Enforcement Sections.

Trial attorneys in the Criminal Enforcement Sections work with federal agents to investigate and prosecute offenses arising under the internal revenue laws and related federal statutes. Our attorneys’ responsibilities encompass the investigative use of the grand jury and all facets of criminal litigation, including indictment, motions practice, trial and sentencing. The candidate must be willing to travel. Cases involve traditional violations of criminal tax laws by taxpayers having legal sources of income, which includes, for example, tax evasion and the filing of false tax returns, as well as cases involving financial institution fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, organized crime activities and narcotics trafficking.

About the Criminal Enforcement Sections: The mission of the Tax Division is to enforce the nation’s tax laws fully, fairly and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law. The Criminal Enforcement Sections’ trial attorneys investigate and prosecute criminal violations of the United States Code in District Courts throughout the United States. For more information about the Tax Division, visit our website at

The Tax Division seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the diversity of American society and that foster the success of every employee by appreciating and building upon the skills, experiences and uniqueness that each employee brings to the workplace.

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered: The work environment is extremely collegial and professional. The DOJ seeks candidates who have significant experience in the courtroom, a passion for litigation, a deep interest in public service, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and a willingness to travel. Any attorney who enjoys the challenges of criminal litigation and complex, business-related trial work and wishes to litigate cases in federal court on behalf of the United States should consider a trial attorney position with the Tax Division.

Attorneys hired by the Tax Division are required to serve a minimum of four years. Prospective attorneys will be asked to sign a document committing to this period service.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. litigation experience. The applicant’s litigation experience should include criminal or civil trial experience, including significant in-court experience. Candidates should possess exceptional research, writing, and oral communication skills and must be willing to travel as will be required in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal tax cases.

The work of the Criminal Enforcement Sections requires the application of analytical, legal research and writing skills to complex and significant issues. Persuasiveness, judgment and a collaborative orientation are also highly valued. Typically, individuals who join this office as lateral attorneys have excellent academic records and previous litigation experience. Applicants with prosecution experience and/or an accounting, tax or business background are encouraged to apply.

Travel: Substantial travel is required.

Salary & Benefits: The Tax Division is hiring at GS-13 ($86,927 – $113,007); GS-14 ($102,721- $133,543); or GS-15 ($120,830 – $153,200). (Salaries listed are the 2009 salaries.) Years and quality of experience will be considered in determining the appropriate salary level.

Employee benefits include health, supplemental dental, vision, life and long care term insurance; flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care needs; retirement coverage; a deferred retirement savings account with employer contribution (the Thrift Savings Plan); and ten paid federal holidays. Attorneys accrue both sick and annual (vacation) leave and have access to an on-site fitness center and health unit.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience including a specific description of their prior courtroom experience. Applicants should also submit a resume, law school and any advanced degree transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample that is no longer than seven pages in length.

Applicants with veterans’ preference are encouraged to submit a DD-214 and any other appropriate documentation concerning the preference. Please see below for more information.

Application materials should be sent to Application materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.

No telephone calls please. Applications should not be sent at government expense.

Candidates who have submitted applications within the past year should not reapply.

The positions will remain open until filled. Please submit applications by January 18, 2010.

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at

U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Civil Trial Sections in Washington, DC, Seeking Litigators

The Tax Division is hiring civil trial lawyers with at least one year of litigation experience and top academic credentials.  The Tax Division represents the United States in tax-related litigation in federal and state courts across the country.  These cases involve a wide variety of substantive legal areas, including federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, commercial law and state property law, as well as a panoply of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues.

Tax Division trial attorneys have a significant amount of responsibility and work in a collegial environment with experienced litigators.  The DOJ seeks candidates who have a passion for litigation, a deep interest in public service, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and a willingness to travel.  Complex civil litigation experience is preferred.  Expertise in tax law is not required; strong writing and oral-advocacy skills are required.

The Tax Division seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the diversity of American society and that foster the success of every employee by appreciating and building upon the skills, experiences, and uniqueness that each employee brings to the workplace.

The salary range is $73,000 – $153,200.  (Salaries listed are 2009 salary ranges).  Attorneys hired by the Tax Division are required to serve a minimum of four years.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter (or cover email), resume, law school and any advanced degree transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample to  Application materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted no later than January 11, 2010.

More information about the Civil Trial Sections is available at: