PT (paid) summer position for current students

May 9, 2014


Date Posted: 03/13/2014
Job Type: INTERNSHIP – Paid
Schedule Type: Internship

Practice Areas: Legal Technology, Non-Profit, Nonprofit Management/Administration

Job Description Project Assistants

Temporary, part-time positions

Position Description: The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) seeks summer project assistants to help update and maintain database content on its PSJD website. This is an ideal opportunity for law or graduate students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC in the summer of 2014.

PSJD is an online public interest/public sector jobs database for law students and lawyers seeking internships, fellowships, or permanent positions. Over 200 law schools in the US and Canada subscribe to PSJD, which contains profiles of over 11,000 public sector employer organizations and over 3,000 job listings. PSJD offers law students and lawyers the most extensive listing of legal and law-related public service opportunities available anywhere. During the summer of 2014, PSJD will continue its work toward a complete verification and update of content in its database. We are seeking students with an interest in public interest law and the nonprofit world to assist us. Hours are flexible within the parameters of normal business hours, and can be arranged around an internship or other activity.

Program Assistants will report directly to the PSJD Fellow, and through the Fellow, to the Director of Public Service Initiatives and Fellowships. Work must be performed in our offices; telecommuting is not possible for these positions.

Since 2003, NALP has housed and administered PSJD. Founded in 1971 as the National Association for Law Placement, NALP is a nonprofit educational association of law schools and legal employers. NALP is dedicated to facilitating legal career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students and lawyers.


  • Perform internet searches and make phone calls to verify and update information currently in the PSJD database.
  • Use PSJD database software, MS Excel, and MS Word to track progress and record information updates.
  • Post positions on the PSJD database and update positions as requested.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

This at-will opportunity requires a minimum commitment of 9 weeks, to begin in late May, and conclude in early to mid-August 2014.


  • Law students or other graduate students;
  • Familiarity with legal public interest/public service organizations strongly preferred;
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent telephone and email communication skills; comfort with telephone outreach;
  • Fully proficient with office technology (Excel, Internet Explorer, MS Outlook, MS Word);
  • Ability to carry out delegated assignments and maintain friendly working relationships with colleagues.

NALP is a leading advocate for diversity in the legal profession and an organization committed to the diversity of its membership and staff. NALP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of diverse groups and persons of varied backgrounds. NALP will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age (as defined by applicable law), sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other protected class.


Hourly rate is $11-$13 per hour, depending on experience. A minimum of 8-10 hours per week will be required during office hours (Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM). No benefits accompany this position.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to PSJD Fellow Ashley Matthews (please designate “ATTN: Summer 2014 Project Assistant Opening” in subject line) at Selected candidates will be expected to begin on or about May 28th. Worksite location is the NALP office in Washington, DC.

If selected for further consideration, candidates will be asked to submit contact information for at least two professional references.


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