Subject: Fwd: Summer internship: African Amer. law or collegestudent...FYI: If you know of anyone interested, please pass it on.I'm working for the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee onCapitol Hill.I'm trying to solicit some internship applications for this summer fromAfrican Americans - law students or college students. If you know anystudents who might be interested for this summer (I know its super latein the game for this) please have them contact me. Of course we takeapplications from anyone. But we have 7 black lawyers on staff and havehardly had a single black intern over the last 3 years so we've raisedthat concern with our boss and we're trying to find some candidates.We would also welcome any law graduates of course.Our work involves writing letters, speeches, legal/policy memos andmanaging legislation on a wide range of issues including: telecom,antitrust, civil rights, immigration, refugees and asylum, tort reform(medical malpractice), federal courts (administrative and legislationstripping courts of jurisdiction), constitutional issues (abortion, stemcell research, church and state issues), bankruptcy, homeland security,border security, terrorism, torture and detention, intellectualproperty, internet law and regulation, crime, and oversight of DOJ, FBI,DHS among other things. There is no pay, of course, this being CapitolHill. Interns can basically make their own schedule. We take internsyear round.I appreciate any help you can offer. And please go ahead and send thisto anyone you think appropriate.Thank you!Kristin Wells (Columbia '96)Minority CounselHouse Judiciary CommitteeRayburn HOB B-351-CWashington, DC 20515ph: 202-225-6906fx: 202-225-7680Ruth J. BeardConsultant, Coach, Trainer<file://www.leadershipedge.com> www.leadershipedge.com404 315-7625404 771-1950 (cell)
my suspicion is that some people troll on that site and make those types of (fake) accounts to rile up people who are against affirmative action, or turn people against it who arent otherwise. this isnt to say theyre all fake, but i wouldnt take it too seriously, if i were you. aim where you want, and do the best with what you have. good luck.
Okay. I read some post and articles about writing a personal statement and not solely relying on and over doing your minority status. When you guys wrote your statements how did you handle that? I figured anyone can write on traditional stereotypical hardships facing minorities statement even if they don't necessarily apply to them. Did any of you not even mention the fact the you are a minority?
Quote from: jassulli on June 28, 2005, 10:44:41 AMmy suspicion is that some people troll on that site and make those types of (fake) accounts to rile up people who are against affirmative action, or turn people against it who arent otherwise. this isnt to say theyre all fake, but i wouldnt take it too seriously, if i were you. aim where you want, and do the best with what you have. good luck.(S)he is right about this. Even the names - "Shaquan", "LuckyBlackMan" - sound like a vicious anti-AA person came up with them.