About the Pro Bono Newsletter
The Office of Public Service Programs is here to serve students who are pursuing a career in public interest law and provide opportunities for all students to engage in the School of Law's tradition of public service. Look out for the Public Service Newsletter each Monday for information about public service career opportunities, events, resources, news, and more. View past newsletters.
Events at UNC Law
Grant Recipient Letter Writing Lunch
Thursday, November 29, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 4085
Student recipients of privately funded scholarships and summer grant are
invited to come by Classroom 4085 anytime between noon and 1 p.m. to complete your
scholarship/grant thank you letters, ask questions or turn in your letters.
Pizza, salad and dessert will be provided as well as all materials needed to
help you complete this task.
Questions? Please contact Dana Dubis in the Office of Advancement.
Women in Legal Leadership: Leaders in Public Interest
November 29, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Boardroom
What does it take to be a
leader? Is the game changing for women? Women in Law presents a series of
discussions around women in legal leadership and what it takes to get there.
Join us for an intimate discussion with female attorneys that call the shots
for various businesses and organizations. We'll discuss their path to
leadership and what obstacles they faced on the way. We will also discuss what
you can do now to prepare you to be a leader in the professional community. Please
RSVP online as space is limited.
The Endangered Red Wolf in North Carolina
Thursday, November 29, 12:00-12:50
p.m., Room 4004
Mittelstadt, the founder of Wildsides and one of the leading experts on the
reintroduction of the Red Wolf as an Endangered Species Recovery Experimental
Population, will make a presentation on the Endangered Species Act and how it
has and has not worked for the red wolf.
3L Public Interest Job Search Group
Wednesday, November 28, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room 5054
This is the second meeting of 3L Public Interest Job Search
Group. The group will be closed as of January 9, 2013. Contact Adrienne Allison or Samara Reynolds for further information.
Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Reminder: North Carolina State Government Internship Program Deadline
Monday, December 10
The prestigious and competitive North Carolina State Government Internship Program
is offering up to 75 paid summer internship opportunities in state government
agencies, for undergraduate and graduate students of many disciplines. Summer
interns work full-time (40 hours per week) for a 10-week period at a wage of
A variety of professional internship
opportunities are located in offices across NC, as well as a few in Washington,
DC. The 2013 NC State Government Internship Program booklet and application
form (Word or PDF) can be downloaded from
the NCYAIO website. Applications for Summer 2013 must be postmarked by Monday,
Upcoming Government Deadlines
Details on the opportunities listed
below, as well as postings for other summer and post-graduate positions with
state and/or federal government employers can be found in the Government Honors &
Internship Handbook (U: ranger, P: cookies). We
encourage you to check the Handbook
regularly for new opportunities and updated information.
- Dept. of
Defense (1L) -- Dec 2
- EPA Office
of Administrative Law Judges (2L) -- Dec 7
Medicare & Medicaid Internship (2L) -- Dec. 7
- NC State
Government Internship Program (1L & 2L) -- Dec 10
- Dept. of
Treasury (2L) -- Dec 15
Internship (2L) -- Dec 15 (1L deadline is Jan 15)
Internship (1L) -- Dec 16
- Dept. of
Commerce Internship: International Commerce (1L & 2L) -- Dec 28
Departmental Appeals Board Internship (1L & 2L) -- Dec 31
Office of the President: Office of Science & Technology Policy (1L) --
Post-Graduate Opportunities (3Ls)
Management Fellowship Program (3L) -- Nov 26
Other Public Interest Opportunities
Reminder: Early Decision Public Interest Summer Grant Deadline (2Ls)
The Early Decision Process for 2Ls
seeking summer funding for 2013 summer jobs closes on Friday, December 7 at
5:00 p.m. Applicants must submit an application, resume (without GPA
information), essay and an offer letter from their employer. All information
about the process and application can be found on My Carolina Law.
Other Public Interest Events
"In This Timeless Time: Living and Dying on Death Row in America"
Thursday, November 29, 4:30 p.m., 39
Graham Memorial Hall (main campus)
This Center for the Study of the
American South Hutchins Lecture is by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian in
conjunction with their photography exhibit on display at the Center this fall. Jackson, SUNY
Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture, and Christian,
SUNY Distinguished Teacher Professor of English, SUNY Buffalo, have worked
together for more than thirty years, documenting and writing about the complex
issues of the American prison system. Their new book,In This Timeless Time: Living and Dying
on Death Row in America, published by UNC Press in association with
the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, explores the life of death row
inmates in Texas and in other states. Jackson and Christian capture, through
words and pictures, the daily experiences of inmates, while also highlighting
arbitrary judicial processes related to capital punishment. Lecture attendees
are encouraged to visit the exhibition by November 29, as the lecture will
focus on the photographs on display (also collected in a new book of the same
title) and their work together.