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florentine
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Undergrad internships

Postby florentine » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:43 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions on how and where to look for these opportunities? Thank you!

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dood
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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby dood » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:47 pm

ur schools career services office. my UG used simplicity for both b-school and engineering students.

florentine
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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby florentine » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:49 pm

dood wrote:ur schools career services office. my UG used simplicity for both b-school and engineering students.


Unfortunately, there's not much so I'm trying to see if there is other ways... Thanks for the help though!

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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby upsided » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:00 am

if you're interested in non-profits, including public interest law, try idealist

ziggysmarley
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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby ziggysmarley » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:08 am

What area of law are you interested in? There are loads of non-profits (whether environmental, human rights, child services, etc) that welcome undergraduate volunteers. Search for organizations online, look at their websites (there are often "volunteer" or "career" tabs), and apply. State clearly in your cover letter that you're an undergraduate looking for an internship. It's really not that hard unless you live in the middle of nowhere...

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2Serious4Numbers
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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:21 am

I just talked to my dean of students and got 2 internships at local firms worth 12 credits during my undergrad

florentine
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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby florentine » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:19 pm

Wow you guys are awesome! Thanks so much and I will definitely be searching! So I should just search online in my target area for non-profit organizations? That's the best bet and there's probably no big firms that accept undergrads?

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Re: Undergrad internships

Postby ziggysmarley » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:26 pm

I've never heard of big firms accepting undergrad internships, except in HR, records, library, etc type positions. (Anyone else?) I have heard of interns in smaller firms. In such a case, you probably would have a better shot if you know a partner at a firm--parent, family friend, etc. In my experience non-profits generally are a better shot for internships, because they always seem to be short staffed and need help. Another avenue is to be a research assistant for a professor. You probably won't be able to do legal research for a law professor, but you may be helpful to professors that do quasi-legal work (e.g. government professors, professors who do policy research re: environment/child welfare/etc).




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