Passing along an interesting email from one of our esteemed international law professors. I'm guessing the link works for admitted students.
And vapula: don't know about the civil engineering sector in Nashville but contact the school and see if they can help. Vanderbilt is the second largest employer in the city behind HCA, and the law school also has good ties with the mayor and city government in general. Admissions are very sincere about helping out SO's and I'd imagine they'd put you in touch with the right folks if they can swing it.
To all – I do hope that you are having a great experience wherever you may be this summer.
This email is just to remind you that the deadline for submitting applications to the Department of State for externships during the spring semester 2010 [roughly Jan to mid-late May] is July1, 2009. The process is at this link -- http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.html
[you want the student internships section].. The Vanderbilt International Legal Studies Program has already arranged a tentative spring externship with the Office of the War Crimes Ambassador in Washington, which will be restricted to a student who excels in the International Criminal Law offering during the fall semester. That office will be listed under the Secretary’s Bureau [S] – each applicant will be required to list three preferred offices, embassies in order, and I am available to assist/advise students over email …
The link above is for the range of offerings around the world and in Washington, to include the Embassy Hague, and Embassy Geneva [which have exceptional opportunities available in the Legal offices]. All other State Department Legal externships must be applied for at a separate link [deadlines for permanent jobs are September 30, and for externships March 31 for the fall semester and May 31 for following spring [NOTE è the L process is a completely independent process – hence some students may want to submit applications at both locations] –
As a courtesy, and to facilitate my efforts to assist your placements – if you choose to apply, or have applied, I would appreciate receiving an email with your three preferences listed in order … GOOD LUCK !!!