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Your Winter Break can be a great opportunity to begin exploring careers in the government or public interest sectors. Below are five simple things you can start now.

Five Tips For Winter Break

1. Apply to the 2009 Florida Bar Foundation Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program

This amazing summer program provides funded opportunities at 40 different public interest entities across the state of Florida. The application deadline is January 22, 2009, so start your applications early. For more information, click HERE.

2. Triple check the Arizona Honors Internship Handbook

If you are looking for a federal government position, you must check out this resource. The nationwide handbook contains over 200 pages of internship listings for 1L, 2L, and 3L students in every state and most agencies in the country. Whether you are interested in working for the White House, the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, or hundreds of others, you should look into this list of opportunities. Log in to the Symplicity Document Library to access this incredible resource.

3. Bookmark the CSD Blog

This is a great time to make a habit of checking this Blog daily. The CSD is committed to updating this resource with information about government and public interest opportunities. Subscribe to the Blog. Make it a favorite. Check the Blog daily.

4. Complete some pro bono work

The benefits of pro bono work are too numerous to list. Not only can you provide assistance to those in need but you can also use the opportunity to meet attorneys in the community and explore areas of law that interest you. No matter where you are spending your Winter Break, there are pro bono or volunteer opportunities available. For a sample list, click HERE.

5. Make an appointment with a CSD counselor

Each of the CSD counselors are excited about meeting with students interested in government and public interest work and opportunities. Email the CSD now to make an appointment with a counselor to jump start your job and internship search strategies.

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