Anonymous User wrote:Question: if you get an offer for DoJ SLIP (specifically ATR) for your 2L summer, can this translate into an offer for employment post-LS? if so, how?
(is there a separate process?)
Not sure whether ATR has a unique process; in theory, working as a SLIP intern makes you eligible to receive a "funnel" offer:
The Department permits components to issue offers for permanent employment following law school graduation to interns hired under the SLIP through a “funnel offer” directly into the Attorney General’s Honors Program for the following year. Unlike the practice in private law firms, funnel offers are issued sparingly to a relatively small number of SLIP participants. Interns working at the Department through student programs other than the formal SLIP are not eligible for funnel offers.
Components may, at their discretion, issue funnel offers to SLIP participants at the end of the summer with a response deadline of November 1st. SLIP participants who receive a funnel offer and intend to accept it must still apply to the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
If you have already received a funnel offer at the time you complete your Honors Program application, you must list that component as an employment preference on your application. If you were an intern hired through the Summer Law Intern Program who has not received a funnel offer by the Honors Program application deadline, but think that you may receive a funnel offer, we strongly recommend you list the component as an employment preference. You may list other components as employment preferences also. If you receive a funnel offer, you must respond by November 1st, even if you were selected for an Honors Program interview by another component. The Department will not automatically extend the decision deadline on the funnel offer. If you elect to continue through the interview process, there is no guarantee that you will receive an offer from the component(s) that selected you for an interview or a second offer from the component that issued the funnel offer. If you accept a funnel offer, you will no longer be eligible to interview with any other component.
I don't know how frequently this actually happens, but it's a possibility.