The New Jersey School Boards Association is accepting applications for a part-time hybrid summer internship in the Legal and Labor Relations Unit within the Division of Member Services and Strategic Partnerships.
Provide assistance to Legal and Labor Relations Unit attorneys in carrying out daily tasks in providing legal information to NJSBA members. The successful candidate will be gain experience with the workings of various state government entities related to school law.
- Read and summarize court and agency decisions as well as legislation related to school, election, and labor and employment law for use in NJSBA publications and presentations.
- Attend and report on public agency meetings related to school law.
- Reach out to districts to obtain updates to labor relations settlement data, in collaboration with the lead data coordinator.
- Write one or more articles on school law topics for NJSBA’s weekly newsletter, School Board Notes.
- Research and write legal memoranda on school law topics as assigned.
- Plan, prepare and deliver an oral presentation and/or webinar on a school law topic, in collaboration with legal staff, as assigned.
- Update Association guidance documents as needed.
- Attend meetings of the associate membership program for school attorneys and assist with meeting and program planning.
- Assist with research and planning for Association task forces and committees as assigned.
- Reviews proposed NJSBA policies and related documents to ensure legal compliance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must be a law student as of the spring 2022 semester.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
- Law students going into their third year of law school in the 2022-2023 academic year preferred (or the equivalent for part-time students).
- Interest in school, election, and labor and employment law required.
- Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office package and virtual platforms.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including legal and analytical writing and ability to make complicated legal information understandable.
- Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently as well as within a team.
- Must be well-organized, able to complete work in a timely manner and highly reliable.
- Able to maintain confidentiality.
The intern will receive $25/hour and will be expected to work a maximum of 20 hours/week for six to eight weeks (approximate start time – early to mid-June, 2022).
The intern needs to be able to work at least 3.5 hours on any scheduled workday. The NJSBA is open to discussing an arrangement where the intern would be seeking academic credit from a law school (which may be in lieu of compensation).
Interested candidates should submit a resume and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11, 2022.