By Natalie Molz • April 10, 2014•Ms. JD, Careers, Nonprofits and the Public Interest
Ms. JD is proud to announce its 2014 Summer Public Interest Scholarships!
Five winners will receive a $500 scholarship to support their continued commitment to public interest work this summer. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our annual support of women pursuing public interest careers, as part of our ongoing efforts to support mentoring and career development at home and abroad. Winners will post on the blog each month this summer to start a discussion about the unique role of women public interest attorneys in the profession.
Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2014 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify for these scholarships. Students need not have a placement at the time of their application, but must send an offer letter to Ms. JD by the beginning of the summer.
This year, applicants are asked to post their essays directly to the Ms. JD blog. In 1000 words or less, please respond to the following prompt:
“What's the best advice you never got when it comes to law school, lawyering, or public interest law? Choose a situation and provide 2-3 concrete tips that would have made the biggest difference in how you tackled it.”
The winning essays will be those that tackle a relatable situation and provide concrete advice.
Use your Ms. JD account to post your essay and if you don’t yet have an account, register here: http://ms-jd.org/profile/register.
In addition to posting your response, please send a resume, your anticipated employer, and any other sources of summer funding you will be receiving to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your Ms. JD user ID in either a cover letter or in the plain text of your email. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.