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German Chancellor Fellowship (2014) – Fantastic Opportunity!

The Office of Career and Professional Development welcomes students to apply for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Fellowship program, which offers prospective leaders the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany, spending a year concentrating on a project you have chosen yourself, and giving your career that crucial boost!

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship program. For more information,  or to apply to become a fellow, please visit this website.



Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. We are lucky in that the Career Fair will take place in Crystal City, a short metro ride away. The fair is Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Registration (which costs $25) is now open:

The EJW Career Fair is a must for public interest students and graduates. Learn more:

2013-14 Government Honors & Internship Handbook

The 2013-14 Government Honors & Internship Handbook is now live! This wonderful resource contains information about government internship and post-graduate opportunities and is a fairly comprehensive resource on federal and state hiring programs.

You can access the Handbook via the OCPD website.  Look under Resources -> Job Search Skills & Resources (  To access the Handbook, first you will input your my.american log-in information.  Next you will see a dialogue box that will include the Handbook’s username and password.  Do not click OK until you note the username and password.  Unfortunately, for security reasons, this needs to be a 2-step process.


Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellowship

Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellowship (Attention recent grads!)

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) is happy to announce a  newly created Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellowship beginning September 2013.  This fellowship may be extended for the next two years as well, provided there is funding.

The Application deadline is Monday August 26, 2013.


DOJ Applications—Essay Help

Here are a few tips for a successful application:

  • Before you start the on-line application, take a look at the application checklist.
  • Use the DOJ Guide to research components and offices within components.
  • Review  Sample DOJ essays
  • TAKE YOUR TIME ON THE ESSAYS!  Your essays are a critical component of your application, so give yourself plenty of time for revisions.
  • For additional insight into the process, watch the How We Hire: Working for the DOJ podcast.

 Submit near-final drafts of your essays for review and feedback to  no later than Sunday, August 18.