USAO v. Legal Aid for summer - feedback upperclass students?

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USAO v. Legal Aid for summer - feedback upperclass students?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:38 pm

Hello:

Want to hear from TLS...a quick list of points or reflections from past interns at similar offices would be much appreciated.
I have to respond by the end of this week.

Details:
Both unpaid, 10 week positions in the geographical area I wish to live/work long term
Housing costs = zero,
transportation costs/ food costs covered by a summer grant from my law school
my long term goals include health care law litigation (admin-law, regulation compliance type stuff) and hopefully long term counsel for a major hospital


Offer 1: USAO
Offer 2: Legal Aid Civil(health-related)

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Re: USAO v. Legal Aid for summer - feedback upperclass students?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:46 pm

I worked at one of the major USAO offices this past summer. I would take it because your interests could change and having the USAO on your resume is conventionally looked at favorably across-the-board imo. Also, some USAO offices like to see USAO intern experience in the past, which could help if you decide to go after one of those "unicorn" jobs someday.

If none of that sounds interesting to you, then go legal aid, no wrong choice here. congrats on the options

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Re: USAO v. Legal Aid for summer - feedback upperclass students?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I worked at one of the major USAO offices this past summer. I would take it because your interests could change and having the USAO on your resume is conventionally looked at favorably across-the-board imo. Also, some USAO offices like to see USAO intern experience in the past, which could help if you decide to go after one of those "unicorn" jobs someday.

If none of that sounds interesting to you, then go legal aid, no wrong choice here. congrats on the options



Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate it. Will certainly take this into consideration.




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