Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

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bkthunder
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Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

Postby bkthunder » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:34 pm

I accepted an internship with a federal judge but I'm not sure when I should start work. On the phone and in the letter he sent me the judge said I can start whenever I want in the summer and to just let him know. Is there any sort of standard protocol for this? Finals end in mid-May so I was thinking of taking 1 week off after finals and then starting the next Monday...this seems like the logical move right?

legends159
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Re: Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

Postby legends159 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:11 pm

sounds fine. does he want a 10 week commitment? just budget in the time so it doesn't conflict with OCI

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Re: Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:19 pm

I was in the same situation. I chose to start 2 weeks after finals, to leave 1 week for the writing competition, and 1 week to chill out. That should leave you 10 weeks of work, then a week off before OCI.

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Re: Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

Postby bkthunder » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:59 pm

No mention of how long a commitment he wants. Assuming 10 weeks, If I started May 24, I would be done July 30, which should leave some time to prepare for OCI, and I'm sure I could take a day off or something for interviews

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Re: Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:19 am

I think 10 weeks is a pretty safe assumption. Some judges might want as little as 8 or 9, but virtually nobody will ask for over 10.

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Re: Judicial Internship with "flexible" start date?

Postby kings84_wr » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:53 pm

bkthunder wrote:No mention of how long a commitment he wants. Assuming 10 weeks, If I started May 24, I would be done July 30, which should leave some time to prepare for OCI, and I'm sure I could take a day off or something for interviews


This is the dates I chose for my fed judge.




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