Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events
(2/11/12 – 2/17/12)
Top 5 Jobs
|Job ID#||Employer||Location||Job Title||Preferred Class|
|2787||Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center||Bloomington, IN||Summer Extern||1L, 2L|
|2808||Office of General Counsel, IL Governor’s Office||Chicago, IL||Summer Intern||1L, 2L|
|2813||DuPage County Public Defender’s Office||Wheaton, IL||Summer Extern or Intern||1L, 2L|
|2815||NiSource Corporate Services||Merrillville, IN||Law Clerk||1L,
|2817||Legal Studies Institute||Washington DC||Summer Intern||1L, 2L|
To view these and other opportunities, please login to your Strategy recruiting account. If you would like to discuss your job search with a Career Advisor, please contact the Career Planning Center at: 219-465-7814 or visit the CPC in Suite 131.
3rd Annual Externship Expo
Law School Atrium
February 12, 2013 | 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chicago Board of Education | City of South Bend Legal Dept.
Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Hoosier Environmental Council | Indiana State Police
Juvenile Justice Center | U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Valparaiso University Department of Human Resources
12 Externship Expo (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Atrium/Hall)
25 What you need to know about Pro Bono as a 1L? (3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Ulbricht)
25 Etiquette Dinner (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Harre Union)
Feb. 12 (Tues) – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Job #2804
Feb. 12 (Tues) – Michael Bolde, Burke Costanza & Carberry – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm – New Job #2814
Feb. 13 (Wed.) – Karyn Boswell, Lake County Prosecutor’s Office – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Job #2803
Kenya Jones, Robert L. Lewis & Assoc. – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Job #2802
Feb. 20 (Wed.) – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Job # 2805
All mock interviews take place in the Career Planning Suite.
*Important Note – In order to participate in resume collects or Spring 2013 on-campus interviews for Summer, Fall or Spring externships, all students must participate in a mock interview first.
What do these terms really mean?
Law students have to consider a number of factors in deciding how to structure their summer positions. Financial concerns and the desire to earn summer academic credit in an externship are two of these factors. Before making definitive summer plans, it is helpful to have an understanding of some terms and policies. Here is an overview of the ways that Valpo law students typically structure summer positions:
Paid law clerk or summer associate –
While many types of employers may use the term “law clerk” or “summer associate,” this term is generally reserved for paid positions in law firms or corporations
Externship for academic credit at a school approved site –
• These positions are usually with public interest employers including judges, courts, federal and state government agencies, and legal aid organizations
• Students who secure positions with approved externships sites are not eligible for Summer Public Interest Stipends. Moreover, students participating in a summer externship for academic credit must pay for the externship credits they earn.
Pro Bono Internship –
Students work under the supervision of an attorney and provide legal services for low income clients or assist judges and government agencies. Students cannot earn income or academic credit in a pro bono internship. However, they can fulfill their pro bono service hour’s requirement for graduation. Also, with the approval of the Director of Experiential Learning and the employer involved, some students selected for a summer externship may be able to convert their externship positions to a pro bono internship.
Public Interest Internship with Summer Public Interest Stipend Funding –
If a student is selected for a public interest position, the student can apply for Summer Public Interest Stipend funding provided the summer public interest employer is not one of Valpo’s approved externship employers. Students may not count the paid hours of the public interest position towards the pro bono requirement. However, after the paid hours have been completed, students may use remaining hours to earn pro bono service credit towards graduation.
If you have any questions about these terms and policies or what type of position is best for you, please contact the Career Planning Center.