THE RONALD E. MCNAIR POST-BACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM (Rolling Deadline)

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The Ronald E. McNair program aims to provide a pathway for students from underrepresented backgrounds that are passionate about pursuing graduate level education. McNair scholars will take part in workshops and activities as well as be provided with research and mentorship opportunities in their fields of interest. McNair Scholars finish the program with a competitive and marketable resume as they begin the graduate school application process. 

Eligibility:

  • Genuine interest in pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency.
  • 3.0 or better grade point average.
  • Upper Sophomore or Junior rank (i.e., 60-75 credits* completed).
  • Low-income background, first generation college student and/or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education (especially African American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander).

Additional Requirements:

  • Schedule meetings to actively engage in research with a faculty mentor.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above and advance towards your degree at John Jay College.
  • Attend McNair activities.
  • Schedule regular meetings with the McNair Associate Director to discuss any concerns you may have.
  • Take a GRE prep course and exam as scheduled.
  • Apply to graduate schools and apply for financial aid early in the senior year.

Application: Pick up an application in room 9.62 NB.

Learn more HERE

Contact Dr. Lee for further information elee@jjay.cuny.edu | 212.237.8760

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10th Annual FPOC Law School Admissions Conference at Columbia Law School (4/13/19)

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The law school application process can be very intimidating without guidance. The Latinx Law Association of Columbia is presenting their 10th Annual For People of Color Law School Admissions Conference at Columbia Law School. The conference will consist of an admissions workshop, various panels, and will end with the opportunity to have a current law student review your personal statement.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Event Info:

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm  
  • Columbia Law School
  • Jerome L. Greene Hall
  • 435 West 116th Street   
  • New York, NY 10027

RSVP Link: https://forpeopleofcolor.wufoo.com/forms/2019-columbia-law-school-admissions-conference/

Contact: administrator@forpeopleofcolor.org for further questions.

JOHN JAY FALL 2019 JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP (04/04/19)

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If you’re looking for a chance to become a judicial intern, the Pre Law Institute (PLI) is providing a rare opportunity to John Jay’s undergrads! Interns will engage in a wide range of activities including courtroom observations and mock trials as well as drafting memos, decisions, orders, and summaries. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be mentored by judges and their staff as well as gain hands on experience in a legal profession.

Application Requirements:

  • A current resume stating your cumulative GPA.  A GPA above 3.0 is preferred
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A writing sample on any topic totaling 3 to 8 pages

Internship Requirements:

  • Students selected for the internships must register for Law and Society (LWS) 378, which is a 6-credit internship course
  • The internship will encompass 2 full days each week in the judge’s office, class meetings, assigned readings, and written assignments which encourage integration of the experiential activities and readings
  • Students must work in the Judge’s chambers 2 full days each week. No exceptions will be made to this requirement.

Application link:
https://doitapps2.jjay.cuny.edu/pli-judicial-intern/

Contact: pli@jjay.cuny.edu for any further questions

**DEADLINE THURSDAY APRIL 4TH**

Donald J. Weidner Undergraduate Summer Law Program @ Florida State University College of Law (04/01/19)

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The 2019 Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program is looking for students highly interested in learning the aspects of law school application process, important writing and communications skills, and gain knowledge about various legal professions. Starting June 12 until July 10th, 2019, the four-week program will focus on Classroom Experience, Law school Admissions Process, and Careers in Law. This amazing program is fully funded which includes room and board, along with a $500 stipend!

Requirements:

  • Complete an application for admission
  • Submit a recent resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendation
  • Provide current college transcript

*Please note* There are additional requirements. For more information, please visit:

http://law.fsu.edu/academics/summer-for-undergraduates

To access the application, please click here: https://fsu.forms-db.com/view.php?id=593954\

Application Deadline: Friday, April 1st, 2019

Product Management Intern @ Buzzfeed (rolling deadline)

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Have you ever wanted to work for a company like Buzzfeed and work on designing solutions alongside product managers, data scientists, and engineers? The Product Design Internship for Summer 2019 at Buzzfeed is an internship that will allow you to join a team of product designers, obtain a dedicated mentor to help you through your internship, have brainstorming ideas with the other interns, and getting feedback from other designers in a bi-weekly feedback session.

Candidates for The Product Design Intern for Summer 2019 at Buzzfeed will:

  • Design flows and experiences to be used by a large audience
  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, and data scientists to help shape BuzzFeed’s products
  • Take ownership over a project that solves a real problem for BuzzFeed
  • Attend weekly design critiques, giving and getting feedback from other BuzzFeed product designers

Candidates for The Product Design Intern for Summer 2019 at Buzzfeed must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must be legally eligible to work in the US. You must be legally eligible to work in the US.
  • You must be graduating in 2019 or later.
  • You must be onsite in NYC June 3rd – August 23rd 2019
  • You’ll be paid fairly, online with tech industry standards.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.

To find out more about this fellowship and amazing opportunity, click HERE

Posted by: Christian Narvaez

 

 

ACLU Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship: Women’s Rights Project (rolling deadline until position isfilled)

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Do you have an interest in working alongside an organization that has a commitment in fighting for civil liberties, civil rights, social justice, and women’s rights? The Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship: Women’s Rights Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Liberty, which is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Women’s Rights Project team. Their Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship is full-time and requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks.

Candidates for The Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship: Women’s Rights Project will be:

  • Researching policy issues and other matters as requested for litigation and advocacy
  • Researching and drafting materials for public education
  • Compiling news/media clippings
  • Legislative bill tracking
  • Other projects as assigned

Candidates for The Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship: Women’s Rights Project must meet the following qualifications:

  • Excellent research skills, including conducting internet research
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizing and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, social justice, and women’s rights
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.

To find out more about this fellowship and amazing opportunity, go to: https://www.aclu.org/careers/summer-2019-undergraduate-internship-womens-rights-project

Posted by: Christian Narvaez

Illinois Institute of Technology, ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law: Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program (PLUS) (03/01/19)

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The Illinois Institute of Technology, ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law is sponsoring a Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program for students interested in a legal profession! Designed to prepare students with competitive skills to succeed in the legal field, the PLUS Program enhances students’ education with an explicit expertly legal-based curriculum and experience. The three-week program (from June 2nd through June 21st, 2019) covers tuition cost, housing, course materials and offers stipends for meals and other expenses. Become a competitive applicant for your legal profession and apply now!

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior currently enrolled in undergraduate institution. (Preference is given to those who completed their first or second year of college).
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Demonstrate interest in law school, legal profession, professional and work skills.
  • Write and submit a 2-3-page personal statement explaining why you would like to participate in this program and discuss any circumstance(s) the committee should consider in reviewing your application.
  • Submit an official college transcript from your current undergraduate institution and Two letters of recommendation. We strongly recommend that at least one letter come from a college dean or professor.

*Note* Please submit your transcript to:

  • Professor Marsha Ross-Jackson, PLUS Program Director, by email or postal mail.
  • Email — Electronic Version: plus@kentlaw.iit.edu (Subject Line: 2019 PLUS – Transcript)
  • Postal — Paper Mail Version: 
    • Chicago-Kent College of Law
      Illinois Institute of Technology
      565 W. Adams Street, Room 807
      Chicago, Illinois 60661

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 11:59PM CST.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/pre-law-undergraduate-scholars-program/student-eligibility-and-application-process

To access the application, please visit:

https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/pre-law-undergraduate-scholars-program/PLUS-application

Posted by: Henry Cruz