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Summer 2020 Summer Law Institute Coordinating Intern - Navab Fellowship Program

This internship is offered through the Navab Fellowship Program. This is a CCE Sponsored Internship Program in which interns participate in professional development programming alongside the internship which is sourced by a Columbia College alumnus. Fellowship awards are given to students in lawful unpaid and low-paid opportunities for travel and living expenses. Additionally, eligible participants on financial aid have their summer earnings expectation waived. Programming includes attending a Pre-Program Training, mid-semester check-in with a career counselor, end-of-program Reflection Session as well as completion of an individual development plan and project. These elements will support success in the internship experience itself, help you learn more about the related industry or type of work, as well as help you prepare for and plan next steps after the experience. Navab Fellowship Program internship dates vary by position but typically take place over the course of May - August, 2020. To learn more about the Navab Fellowship Program go to

Navab Fellowship Program positions and the program are open to CC students only. All Navab Fellowship Program Summer 2020 positions will be posted on LionSHARE during December 2019/Spring 2020 semester on a rolling basis. To find Navab Fellowship Program internship postings, search under the Internships tab on LionSHARE, and use the “Label” function. There is no application limit for Navab Fellowship Program positions.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing with Columbia University to be eligible to participate in the program. By submitting an application, you authorize the Center for Career Education to conduct academic and disciplinary checks to confirm program eligibility. Certain University policy violations may disqualify you from consideration for the program.

·        International students (F1) need to secure US employment authorization. When considering applying for a position, you should connect with your Academic Advisor and ISSO to determine the process. Pre-Completion OPT (Optional Practical Training – USCIS processing may take 3-5 months) or CPT (Curricular Practical Training – ISSO will process within 2-3 weeks). You must have either the OPT EAD approval, or the CPT approval to begin your internship on the agreed upon start date. Visit the Columbia International Students & Scholars Office employment section to learn more. Students should keep abreast of authorization processing times. 

POSITION Description:
*This is an unpaid position. A Fellowship award will be given to this intern for travel, housing, and living expenses as well as financial aid to cover the cost of your Columbia student contribution should you have one. 

COMPANY Description
Legal Outreach prepares young people from under-resourced communities to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. Learn more at

Legal Outreach is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic Intern Coordinators to assist with the administration of our five-week Summer Law Institutes held at law schools throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Ideal candidates are those interested in inspiring youth through enriching educational experiences; while advancing their own knowledge of the legal field. Interns also enjoy exclusive access to networking opportunities with attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals.

INTERNSHIP Description: 
General Responsibilities:
• Participate in an experiential classroom training program (June 1 – June 26).
• Assist Legal Teaching Fellows during the five-week Institute (June 29– July 31).
• Collaborate with Legal Teaching Fellows in wrap up week responsibilities (August 3-August 7).
• Interns will teach lessons on study skills and essay writing, grade student work, assist students participating in mock-trial competitions, and chaperone students on field trips to law firms, courts and law-related agencies.
• Recruit lawyers to serve as SLI guest speakers and/or field trip hosts.
• Organize a student orientation, maintain student databases, prepare curricular materials, research and compile legal articles, and perform administrative tasks as needed.

• Strong interest in providing young people with enriching educational experiences that prepare them for high school, college, and beyond.
• Superior organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
• College sophomores and juniors preferred.
• Interested applicants should explore funding opportunities through their university or other external sources. For those who are unable to secure external funding, Legal Outreach offers a stipend in the amount of $100 per week, plus an unlimited MetroCard.

There are at least two required components to all Navab Fellowship Program position applications and potentially more as requested by each employer as outlined below:

The following documents must be submitted through LionSHARE for each position of interest: 
  1. Resume
  2. Transcript (This is your spring course schedule which you should access by logging onto Student Services Online, clicking on “My Schedule” and copying and pasting your Spring 2020 course schedule into a Microsoft Word Document. The schedule should show your full name, your school, your Spring 2020 Courses, and your enrollment status.)
  3. Cover Letter (if required - click ‘Apply Now’ and check for required documents)
  4. Other materials (ex: Writing Sample, etc. if required - click ‘Apply Now’ and check for required documents)

Having your resume and cover letter reviewed by a CCE counselor is strongly recommended before applying. Submit your completed applications via LionSHARE by Sunday, February 2, 2020. Quick Questions happen at CCE M-F 1pm – 4pm.