RocksnSurf wrote:unc0mm0n1 wrote:RocksnSurf wrote:I was accepted for the Army 2L Summer Internship - Stoked! Has anyone else on this board done the internship (or been accepted for this summer)?
Does anyone know how long it takes the JARO office to send out the final assignment list for the summer interns? I returned the required forms, etc - but haven't really gotten any communication from JARO since early February. Is this normal? Has anyone else gotten their assignments and been told to call in for conferences?
I never did but I worked for the Army JAG office in Wiesbaden, Germany and we had a couple of interns. I have no idea what they were there for (well other than to travel around europe). They really did nothing all day, they'd sit in on meetings and stuff but they spent more time on the computer or the phone more than anything and they were always out at 5. If you're internship is anything like there it'll be cake.
Were the interns just lazy or was this because there wasn't anything for them to do? I think it would be awesome to be placed at a base in Europe but wouldn't want to just sit around on the phone and facebook all summer. Were the interns well liked around the office? I'm interested in Army JAG as a career, not just as a paid summer / vacation.
Well I think a little bit of both. There are five main specialities in JAG as I'm sure you know. Crim law (MJ), Legal assistance (CS), TDS, Op law, and and Ad law. The bread and butter is MJ though. The truth is they have get a little for all the specialities but if you don't know about the UCMJ you're goign to have a hard time figuring out what to do. I don't think they teach the UCMJ in law school (I could be wrong). Basically when you go through each discipline so quickly you can't really get a feel for anything,the only one where you can get some work done is in AD law which is basically just issue spotting. Now of course you can put in some extra effort find one particular issue and research the heck out of it. Recheck the work of the other attorney's. They didn't really have any interest in doing that stuff so that's why I say it was a little bit laziness. But they were extremely well liked. Esp the female she would go out with the other attorney's on the weekend and everyone seemed to have a great time. The guy ws more interested in travelling so he didn't hang out as much but he did get his social face time in and I think he left a favorable impression. Although I will say if you're already in the military it's a bit different, we had a flep guy and he actually did a separation board during his summer. Which is pretty substanial work (he was terrible though).