Requesting Start and End Dates

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Requesting Start and End Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:17 pm

I have a full-summer, unpaid 1L internship in DC this summer. They asked for my start and end dates and said they are flexible. Would it be alright to request June 1- July 31 (8.5 weeks)?

I thought doing two calendar months would make subletting easier/cheaper. I wanted to spend the rest of the summer with family and do some pro bono in my hometown. I am T14 with biglaw goals.

Is there an unwritten understanding that I need to request a full 10 weeks? Is there an etiquette here?

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Re: Requesting Start and End Dates

Postby jessuf » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:19 pm

Well, 8.5 weeks is generally not full summer. 10-12 weeks is. Why don't you just ask them instead of TLS?

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Re: Requesting Start and End Dates

Postby goldeneye » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:05 pm

It's unpaid. Just put summer 2013 on your resume and nobody cares.

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Re: Requesting Start and End Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:21 pm

I'm in a similar situation - 1L externing for COA judge who gave me my choice of start and end dates. I chose exactly 8 weeks for housing reasons (June 3 - July 26), and no one has seemed to think it matters at all. Just put 'Summer 2013' on your resume and you should be fine.

ETA: I suppose it might matter that in my offer letter, the judge said I could choose to do anywhere from 6-11 weeks. Perhaps that's why I felt fine going for 8, but I think you should still be fine.




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