If your definition of public interest includes government, then I have such a post in my home state. It wasn't terribly hard to get -- I had a connection that I pursued over Christmas break, I interviewed in January, and they called me in February. An office like theirs typically wouldn't think to recruit at Texas, but I made the effort to seek them out, and they ended up picking me instead of their usual in-state 3L. That's what you have to do if you want an out-of-state public interest/non-federal-government job.charliebrownwn wrote:Can anyone speak to how hard it is to get a public interest job for 1L summer in California (bay area or LA)?
EDIT: I realize this is really specific. Looking for any word on someone who looked for a public interest job outside of Texas their 1L summer.
More generally, I've heard of plenty of people getting nonprofit/gov't spots in a bunch of states. The 1L summer jobs are out there. Just take the time to look for them.