Jobs & Other Opportunities

DC-Based Blog Seeking Interns for Fall 2011

 Are you a Law, Journalism, IT, Comp Sci, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Administration, or Accounting student or graduate?  Are you looking for an opportunity to gain substantive experience and training by working part-time for a dynamic blog and website?

If so, you are invited to apply for a “game-changing” experience.  One of DC’s top health and law blogs is seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, and flexible hard workers for part-time internships with flexible schedule.  Read below for more details.

Term: September – December 11, 2011

Position Descriptions:

Writing/Editing Internship: Ideal position for student or college grad with an interest in law and/or health seeking experience in researching, interviewing interesting people, writing, and editing.  The position involves aiding in production of weekly postings for the website.  In addition to the blogsite, interns may also have the opportunity to assist with the writing, researching, and editing of a book being written by the blog’s editor.  The position may also involve working with the blog’s technical team to post content and make design changes.

Blog Design/Admin Internship:  Seeking interns looking for experience with web design, database management, search engine optimization, and other web-based projects.  Interns have the chance to develop top credentials by contributing to the blog’s design and administration in consultation with an experienced web designer.

Syndication & Publishing Internship: Perfect position for people with good communications (phone and email) skills and backgrounds in sales, and/or promotions.  Interns in this post are responsible for assisting the blog in marketing its content to newspapers, magazines, other blogs, and video/radio media platforms.  Along with advancing the blog content, interns also have the opportunity to assist the publication of a book being published by the blog editor by identifying, contacting, and meeting with book agents and publishers.

Marketing/Promotions Internship:  These positions are ideal for hard workers seeking experience in promotions, marketing, and event management.  Interns on the marketing and promotions team are assigned projects designed to expand the brand, value, and popularity of the blog site.  Marketing projects may include designing and distributing promotional materials; posting promotional material via facebook, twitter, and other social networking platforms; and planning and managing special events.

Business Administration/Accounting Internship:  This is an opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of managing a start-up businesses and growing that business into a media powerhouse.  Tasks assigned to these interns may include establishing banking and investment accounts, managing bank accounts, managing accounts payables and receivables, preparation of tax returns, and developing spreadsheets to track income and expenditures.

Internship Benefits: While positions are unpaid, selected candidates can count on one-on-one training and mentoring from well-connected media and business professionals; chances to network with influential people by attending receptions, congressional briefings, and seminars of interest.  Interns are also reimbursed for approved expenses and have the opportunity for an end-of-the-semester bonus.  Moreover, all positions allow work from home and offer flexible work schedules (10 to 20+ hours per week).

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume ASAP to Talib@talibkarim.com. Interviews scheduled on an ongoing basis until positions filled.

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DC Law Practice Seeks 2L/3L/Recent Graduates for Civil Litigation Clerkship

Are you a 2nd or 3rd year law student or recent law school graduate interested in getting substantive civil litigation experience? If so, you are invited to apply for a “game-changing” clerkship this fall.

Position Description: Seeking 2L/3L law students or recent graduates looking to get solid training and experience with personal injury, child custody, contracts, and other civil law cases.  This assignment involves: (1) conducting research and interviews related to personal injury, tax, and debt collection cases; (2) drafting and editing court pleadings, correspondence, and other documents; and (3) attending settlement meetings, hearings, and other events.

Term: September – December 11, 2011

Clerkship Benefits: While this position is unpaid, selected candidates can count on substantive and practical work experiences; one-on-one training and mentoring from a seasoned and well-connected business lawyer; and chances to network with influential people by attending receptions, congressional briefings, and seminars of interest.  Law clerks are also reimbursed for approved expenses and have the opportunity for an end-of-the-semester bonus.  Moreover, the position allows work from home and offers a flexible work schedule (10 to 20+ hours per week).

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a resume ASAP to TECLawGroup@gmail.com.  Interviews scheduled on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

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The District of Columbia Bar Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Info: Low salaries coupled with high educational debt make it difficult or impossible for lawyers to accept or remain in positions with the District’s legal services providers.  As part of its efforts to increase access to justice, the Foundation launched in 2006 a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) for poverty lawyers working in the District.  At the same time, the Foundation was named to administer the newly-created publicly-funded LRAP.  The programs annually support roughly 50 poverty lawyers working in the District at eligible employers with interest-free, forgivable loans, based on law school educational debt, of up to $1,000 per month.

To learn more about the Loan Repayment Program, Information Sessions are scheduled!  For more info, visit the “Forms and Dates” page at “http://www.dcbarfoundation.org/program-guidelines”>Program Guidelines

Note, there are two sets of LRAP Program guidelines because there are two different programs, one for DC residents and another benefiting non-DC residents. The dates of the information sessions are listed below:

2012 LRAP Dates
September 27-Information Session at Children’s Law Center, 12:30-2pm
October 4-Information Session at Bread for the City’s SE Where, 12:30-2pm
October 6-Information Session at DCBF offices, 6-7pm
October 17, 2011-Eligible Employer Application
November 3, 2011-Applications are DUE by 5pm to DCBF.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Please click here to RSVP to an Information Session.

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