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Summer Internship With Microsoft

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is partnering with Microsoft to provide a summer internship for a first-year law student living with a disability.  The internship will be 10 to 12 weeks working within Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department in Redmond, Washington.

In addition to competitive pay, interns will receive the following benefits:

•    Pairing with an attorney who will serve as both mentor and manager, providing guidance on projects, career development, networking, and other individual needs
•    Participation in the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, including paid attendance at the 1L LC7c3ea191ede6412d62f4b6eb364297d3-huge-unLD Scholars Summit
•    Paid travel to Microsoft•    Subsidized car rental or bike purchase plan
•    Health club membership (dues paid by Microsoft, but taxed as income for you)
•    Shipping reimbursement
•    Free bus pass
•    Parties and special events
•    Free training
•    Software discounts

Applicants must:
•    Be first-year law students in good standing for the degree of J.D.
•    Be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year
•    Be (or become) a member of the American Bar Association
•    Be a law student living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech
•    Have excellent analytical ability and legal drafting skills
•    Have excellent oral and written communications skills
•    Be able to communicate effectively across a large number of diverse internal groups, teams, and divisions
•    Have a demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
•    Be able to research and learn new concepts and legal issues quickly to facilitate problem solving

Submit your cover letter (no more than 500 words) and resume to Amy Allbright at
amy.allbright@americanbar.org. In your cover letter, please address your demonstrated commitment to diversity and your career goals and interests.

All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 17, 2016.
Posted by Community Admin on Mar 3, 2016 1:37 PM America/New_York

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