Jobs & Opportunities: Feb. 11, 2013
Professor King seeks research assistant
Professor Shani King is looking to hire a research assistant for a short-term project with the potential for more work in the future. Interdisciplinary work is a plus, as the project involves law, history, sociology, and political science. Of particular interest are individuals who have expertise in critical legal studies, organizational, structural and institutional discrimination, and LGBT legal studies. Submit a resume and cover letter and the name of two references (preferably one of whom is a UF law professor) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship program applications due March 8
The director of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship program was on campus last week to recruit UF Law students. UF Law students have been strongly represented in this selective and non-partisan program over the past few years. Whitney Smith, a 3L, is currently serving as a Gubernatorial Fellow, and over the past three years, four UF Law students have been selected as Gubernatorial Fellows.
In addition to the professional and networking opportunities, fellows receive a tuition waiver for the year they serve in Tallahassee.
Students can visit www.floridafellows.com to learn about the expectations and requirements of the program, as well as read testimonials from alumni. Interested students must apply online.
Applications are due by Friday, March 8. The fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2013 and ending in May 2014. The governor’s screening and selection committee will announce the program participants in June.
Applications now being accepted for summer externships
Externships offer students for-credit, semester-long opportunities to leave the traditional classroom setting and assist lawyers and judges in the practice of law and the administration of justice. Externs earn course credit while working for judges, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations.
Applications are now being accepted for summer externships. To apply go to the UF Gator Jobs homepage at https://jobs.ufl.edu. Applications for several externships are reviewed on a rolling basis so it is best to apply early. The application deadline for most externships is Feb. 22 at midnight. See the Summer Externship Program Guide, Part 2 on the UF Law Externship web page for more information.
Contact Julie Barnes in the Center for Career Development with questions.