Sunday, October 26, 2014

Internship Opportunity at the Supreme Court

POSITION:  Internship in Justice Sotomayor's Chambers at the Supreme Court of the United States

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 7th (for January - March Session)
                                                    January 30th  (for April - June Session)

DESCRIPTION:  Selected candidates will have an opportunity to work as an intern in the Chambers of the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  It is a 3-month internship during either January-March or April-June that will involve working directly with the Justice and with her staff.  While this internship in unpaid, the student may be eligible to receive academic credit, if their university offers this kind of program.  The selected interns will be responsible for their own living arrangements and transportation to and from the Court.

·         A recent college graduate or college senior is preferred  
·         Legal training is not required
·         Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments under pressure in an efficient and timely manner
·         Excellent keyboarding skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
·         Impeccable judgment and professionalism
·         Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with others at all levels of the Court
·         Ability to deal with the public effectively
·         Must be assertive, self-motivated, and detail-oriented
·         Must work well with others and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Aspirations to attend law school and/or a commitment to public service are preferred
·         All candidates must have a driver’s license

RESPONSIBILITIES (list is not exhaustive):
·         Assisting Justice Sotomayor and Justice Sotomayor’s Conference Secretary, Scheduler/Personal Assistant, Law Clerks, and Chambers’ Aide, as needed
·         Escorting the Justice’s guests around the Court and Chambers, including national and international high level officials
·         Assisting with basic secretarial duties, including filing, photocopying, answering the phone, and taking messages
·         Prepare and distribute correspondence between Chambers and Court offices
·         Drafting, editing and filing of correspondence
·         Filing and cataloguing petitions and memos
·         Run errands outside of the Courthouse (a driver’s license is a must)
·         Preparation of lunch and meals for the Justice

To apply for this position, please send the following materials to
1.       1. Updated resume
2.       2. Unofficial academic transcripts
3.       3. Writing sample

4.       4. Two letters of recommendation