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Job/Internship Opportunities for students with disabilities

Information about job and internship opportunities for students with disabilities that is received by the ASAC is posted here. Each posting is dated. Information will be removed as it becomes out-of-date. Please note that the ASAC does not endorse any of the companies. Rather, this page is a means to share information. The ASAC strongly encourages students to also work with AU's Career Center for help in job and internships searches.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP Job Announcements

Posted 5/27/2014

Project Assistant/Paralegal: Responsibilities include monitoring developments and assisting attorneys with research and writing of advisories and articles relating to the international regulatory compliance area; preparing presentations and materials for external outreach; creating, organizing and maintaining exhibits and submissions for client matters; updating and maintaining databases relating to international legal developments. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be a self-starter and have an interest in international law. 4 year college degree required (International Relations or similar field of study preferred), minimum GPA of 3.5. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


IP Docket Assistant: Maintain the day-to-day functions of the docketing department in strict adherence to established policies and procedures. Responsibilities include: Reconciling the daily docket, review and docket all incoming U.S. and Foreign correspondence and PTO mail, maintain current docket of all due dates for U.S. and foreign patent and trademark cases. 3-5 years of Docketing experience. CPi knowledge a plus. Excellent computer skills (i.e., full facility with MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint), outstanding communication skills, superior organizational skills, and demonstrated commitment to team work required. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects and complete under time constraints and frequent interruptions. Must have knowledge of IP practice area, particularly patent practice, and the ability to exercise good judgment and work independently. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Senior Paralegal/Paralegal Specialist: Immediate opening for an experienced FERC paralegal to support busy energy practice. Successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of specialized experience. Excellent cite-checking and proofreading skills; ability to conduct complex legal research assignments; familiarity with filing and service of regulatory pleadings and briefs; disseminate public utility news; assist with document productions; prepare for hearings; and provide support as needed.  Four year degree with outstanding academic credentials required, paralegal certificate a plus. We are seeking a candidate with strong initiative, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, attention to detail, facility with computer applications and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience for well-qualified candidates. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Benefits Specialist: Responsibilities include administration of attorney and staff FMLA/Disability/WC leave with the ability to understand the laws related to coordination of these benefits as well as to accurately process/audit monthly benefits invoices. Work with a dynamic benefits team in the coordination of benefits administration, a robust wellness program and benefits-related events. Four years of directly related experience in professional service organization, preferably a law firm, providing firm-wide support services. Ability to work independently but also as part of a team in a fast-paced office environment; ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects; attention to detail required; and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. College degree a plus. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Administrative/Executive Assistant: Great opportunity for an experienced professional administrative/executive assistant interested in working directly with our Chief Information Officer in support of our Information Technology and Litigation Support departments. Responsibilities include managing the purchasing and invoicing process, coordinating department activities and calendars, assisting the CIO in ensuring that the group is managed effectively, and supporting the CIO in his role including managing his calendar, priorities, scheduling of travel, and helping him be as effective as possible in his role at the Firm. The ideal candidate is highly professional, has an excellent work ethic, is detail-oriented, possesses impeccable communication and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines. Exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to interact professionally with partners and staff at all levels of the organization as well as clients, and the ability to handle scheduling travel arrangements are essential. Excellent computer skills (i.e. full facility with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and demonstrated commitment to teamwork required. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Senior Paralegal/Paralegal Specialist: Responsibilities include support to the Immigration Practice Group in preparation and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Assist in such tasks as: preparing routine correspondence, researching immigration law and procedures and case management. Play a significant role in gathering information from clients and assisting with immigration strategies. Collect information and documentation from clients. Prepare draft filings to relevant federal and state agencies. Conduct research of immigration law and procedures. Prepare draft correspondence and memoranda. Enter case information into web-based case management system. Track the status of filings and inform the client of any follow up that may be necessary. Train support staff on immigration practice and procedures. Minimum of five years of immigration paralegal experience preparing non-immigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1) and immigrant (PERM and EB-1) filings. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on ability to work with a team. Strong skills in working on multiple projects. Flexibility for overtime. BS/BA degree required. Paralegal Certificate a plus. Some lifting required up to 20 lbs. Hours - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with overtime as required. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Part-time Legislative Librarian/Research Analyst: DC-based international law firm seeks a legislative librarian/analyst for its Research & Information Services Department. Core duties of this position include monitoring current legislation, conducting legislative research, and assisting with legislative history compilation. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (MLS or JD), previous experience with legislative and legal research, strong writing skills, and knowledge of free and fee-based sources. Candidates must be able to work approximately 25 hours/week and morning hours are required. Please send resumes and cover letter to EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Network Engineer: Responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and application components in a large Microsoft Windows Server environment with other members of the Network Engineering team. Execution of new projects through project initiation, architecture, requirements analysis, design, project management and systems integration phases. Developing and implementing solutions to optimize the mail and messaging environment to improve availability, capacity, and scalability. Exchange 2010/2013 experience, must include the management of a multi DAG (Database Availability Group) structure, configuration of Exchange Send/Receive connectors and mail routing topology, administration of an OWA (Outlook Web Access) infrastructure, heavy use of Exchange Powershell commands and support of Outlook 2010 client issues. This role includes a heavy emphasis on supporting the Firm’s messaging applications including Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013, Microsoft Lync 2012, EAS, Mailgate, Mimecast. This position also have responsibilities in the following areas: VMware vSphere 4/5, Smime/PGP Certs, F5 LTM’s, FireEye MPS, MS Forefront, Working knowledge of: TCP / IP / DNS / DHCP / SIP / TLS, MPLS, and Microsoft Active Directory. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/MIS (preferred) or equivalent certification from an accredited technical training school or equivalent (4 years) experience in general MIS/computer support. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. (Exchange Preferred).EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Marketing Coordinator: Responsibilities include supporting the firm's marketing and client development efforts by providing practice specific marketing and business development support working under the direction of the Senior Business Development Manager, Business Solutions, including assistance in the preparation of materials and execution of research projects, maintaining lawyer and practice group profiles, matter lists and directory submissions and reprints. The Marketing Coordinator also supports firm-wide initiatives as needed, providing assistance with the planning and execution of firm-wide, internal, and external events, and with other marketing initiatives as assigned. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran



Alexis Bird Schey 2014 Summer Internship Fund

Posted on 5/19/2014

Alexis Bird Schey 2014 Summer Internship Fund

This is an invitation to high school and university students with disabilities to apply for funding for a 8-week Summer 2014 internship at a non-profit organization selected by the student. The Alexis Bird Schey Summer Internship Fund will select a student to receive $3,000 towards the student’s internship salary. The application form is below.


Application Instructions

Please copy and paste the application form into a new document.  If you’re unable to use a computer, please print and complete the responses and fax it to Peter Schey (310) 526-6537. Internships must be at least 8 weeks long.

When you save your application digitally, use the following protocol for re-naming the document: Your last name, your first name, date you send the application and Alexis Schey Internship Application (e.g. Diaz, Michael 5-15-14 Alexis Schey Internship Application). Please forward your application (best in MSWord) by May 31, 2014 to: 

Peter Schey  Melinda Bird  Roxanne Rose Sjuli Senn Van Basel Wagemans, Marissa Butler, Karly Anderson-Pryor; Julianne Bretan ‪<> Joy Haynes


Feel free to attach other material to your application (anything of interest). Please submit applications by May 31, 2014 


Alexis Bird Schey Summer Internship Fund Application

Please do not complete and send this application until you have identified a non-profit organization where you can do an internship in the summer of 2014 and have discussed with that program the specific project you will be doing. Please see questions below about the nature of your proposed project that should be discussed with the non-profit before you complete this form. The funding is for an 8-week internship. Please forward a completed application (best in MSWord) by May 31, 2014 to: 

Peter Schey 

Melinda Bird

Roxanne Rose

Sjuli Senn Van Basel Wagemans

Marissa Butler, and 

Karly Anderson-Pryor

Julianne Bretan ‪<>

Joy Haynes

We’ll try to select a student on or before June 10, 2014.










Address and phone are good through what date?

Permanent Address (if different from above):





School attended in Spring of 2014:

Year completed in School as of June 2014:

School you plan to attend in the Fall of 2014:

Major (if in college):

Do you ambulate in a manual wheelchair or electric wheelchair:  

Yes manual /__/ Yes electric /__/



Optional Information (may be used for purposes of affirmative action):

Underrepresented Community:


Do you live with your parents or in a group home:

Provide any information you wish about your financial situation including your parent’s or others’ ability to provide financial support:

Name of proposed host non-profit organization:

Name of contact person for host organization:

Telephone number of host organization contact:

Email address of host organization contact:

Website of proposed host organization:

Dates available to work:  



How did you hear about the Alexis Bird Schey Memorial Summer Internship Fund:

Please list the name, organization, position, how you know the person, email and phone number of two references:




PART II. Short Essay

1. Please briefly describe the non-profit organization for which you seek funding and include links so further information may be reviewed on the internet. (This can be limited to a few sentences assuming more information is available at the organization’s web site)



2.  What kind of work or volunteer experiences have you had which may be relevant to this project?



3. Describe with as much particularity and as best you can:(a) The goals of your proposed internship (about ½ to 1 page)


(b) How and why you decided on your goals (about ½ page)


(c) Most importantly, what you propose doing to achieve those goals (1-2 pages)


(d) How you will measure what was actually achieved (1/2 to 1 page)



4. Briefly explain how this type of work may relate to your long-term career goals? (About ½ to 1 page)



5. Add any further information you think may be useful to help us select a disabled student for the summer 2014 internship funding.

Internship Opportunity with AT&T

Posted on 5/15/2014

Working as a Student Intern, the candidate will have the opportunity to obtain practical work experience to augment their education and career preparation. The selected candidate will work on various human resources and business unit projects, which will include diversity, employee development, talent management, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement as well as provide general support to Executive Director, Human Resources.


  • Currently pursuing a 4-year degree; actively enrolled at an accredited institution
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook
  • Must show outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, wireless equipment, copier, and fax with or without reasonable accommodation


To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Kathy Jackson, AT&T Staffing: AT&T is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe diversity makes us stronger.