I'll try to give as much info in as short amount of space. I'm a 1L, top %30 at a second tier law school. I have a pretty good resume, which I think is helping me. Anyways, I was granted and interview and ultimately accepted a judicial internship with a federal district judge. Today, before I withdrew any "applications," I received a letter in the mail offering me a judicial internship with a federal magistrate judge (for the second half of the summer). I realize that by taking the judicial internship, I will qualify for financial aid, but will not make any money. I originally hoped to work for a court half the summer, and a firm half the summer (partly for experience, partly for money). However, I received the offer and now I'm not certain of what to do! I have already worked at a small law firm (as a paralegal), and although ONE firm still hasn't rejected me following their "reception," I don't have the greatest chance of BIGLAW. Should I accept the judicial internship with the magistrate judge, in addition to the district judge internship, or start sending out more resumes to medium sized firms and hope for a paying job? Is two judicial internships not as valuable as a judicial internship/firm experience? What about judicial internship (magistrate) v. non-profit? As for following graduation, I have no clue what I would like to do. Thanks so much!
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