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Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Summer Internships

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By Jonathan R. Tung, Esq. on May 06, 2016 12:58 PM

If you're still in law school, you may tend to find our weekly "Cool Jobs" posts somewhat less than helpful. After all, what good is a job to a law student if it requires ten years of experience in the legal field?

Well, law students, this post is for you! Everybody needs to start somewhere and not everyone can start making $125,000 right out the gate. If you're between years (and between jobs) maybe you want to look at the list of internships we have for you below. As part of out affiliate program with Indeed, we present this week's offering of Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs.

EarthRights International: Summer Legal Internship

This internship seems to be geared for public interest-minded graduates with at least one year of some legal training and experience. EarthRights will also have you working on the fringes of "quasi-legal mechanisms to obtain remedies for communities affected by environmental and human rights abuses." And based off the testimonials of past interns who have gone through the experience, it looks to be a life-changing experience to an almost scary degree. Within the space of a summer, you might be exposed to human conditions that will break your callow and naive world-view. Not all of us would be so brave. What about you?

Sesame Workshop: Summer 2016 Legal Intern

When we saw that there was an internship opportunity with the folks behind Sesame Street, we just had to present the link. Sesame Street hardly needs an introduction so we won't even describe the outfit. But we will describe this awesome internship's projected duties. First, you'll need to demonstrate an interest in IP, licensing, and entertainment and corporate law. Sounds a little cynical for such a happy place like Sesame Street, right? Also, you'll need to draft memoranda and support the on-base legal team with legal research. Who ever wanted to believe that one of their beloved childhood institutions could ever be so corporate?

DLA Piper: Intern

DLA Piper. It's one of the most celebrated multi-national firms in the biz. And they could be looking for you.

DLA is looking for three summer interns for the litigation group in its New York office. You'll need to do the usual basic research and reporting to the higher ups, but you probably knew that already. We're not entirely sure how much legal experience you will be getting with this position, though. A quick review of the requirements shows that only a high school diploma is necessary for the job and that you'll mostly be doing administrative stuff. Still, having the name DLA Piper on your resume might be worth it.

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