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Opportunities for Law Students at the DOJ - SLIP/Honors Program Application Open Now through September 4

Applications for the DOJ’s Honors Attorney Program (for post-graduation positions) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) (for summer 2019 positions, open to rising 2Ls/3LEs) are open now through Sept. 4.

Trisha Fillbach from the DOJ will be on campus August 30 to speak with students about interning and working for the DOJ. Learn about the Department’s programs and get some practical advice on how to apply.



Register now for the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair!

The Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. Visit www.equaljusticeworks.org for more information.

2L and 3L students who want to apply for interviews with participating employers must register and apply to available positions no later than Thursday, September 14.

All students, including 1Ls, are encouraged to attend the “Table Talk” sessions with employers or other conference programming.


Diversity Opportunities for 1Ls

Many firms and employers offer scholarship or fellowship opportunities for students who self-identify as diverse as part of their diversity initiatives. The majority of opportunities for summer associate positions and other summer opportunities for 1Ls will have deadlines in December through March.
See the list of diversity opportunities here

Public Interest Job Search Preview: Government, Criminal Law, and OCI (webinar)

This webinar was designed to answer your questions regarding the 2L and 3L public interest job search. The webinar covers deadlines and opportunities in government and criminal law (prosecution and public defense), including employers who recruit through GW Law’s on-campus interview program. The webinar also includes a discussion of strategies and considerations regarding participation in the on-campus recruiting process for students who are interested in public interest/public sector careers. This live webinar was recorded on 5/31/18 and is available for viewing on the portal.
WATCH IT HERE (portal login required)

Funding Opportunities for Summer Internships

There are multiple opportunities to apply for funding for your summer public interest position! The law school awards subsidies for students who work during the summer for a broad range of public sector legal employers, including non-profit organizations and governmental entities (but not including judicial internships). Funding is also available from EJF, the KACIF program, and other sources. The deadline to apply for law school subsidies is March 26 at 5pm.
Visit our ``Funding Your Public Interest Career`` page

New Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan for the Class of 2020

On February 28, 2018, a new federal law clerk hiring plan was announced for students in the class of 2020. The new plan pushes back the date on which law students can apply to judicial clerkhips until after their 2L year. Please note, the new hiring plan does not affect students from the class of 2019 or earlier.
Visit our ``Judicial Clerkships and Internships`` page for more information

Fall 2018 Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) Applications Due August 1!

Students who will be interning in unpaid internships in the Fall of 2018 are encouraged to apply to the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) program.

GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) Fall 2018 Applications Accepted July 15–August 1, 2018

KACIF Information & Application