Externship Listings

ID #356
TypeLocal Government (varied civil)
Agency name line 1City of Philadelphia Law Department
Address line 114th Floor - One Parkway Bldg
Address line 21515 Arch Street
DutiesStudent will be assigned to a practice unit within the Department, given an opportunity to experience the day-today operations of the unit, and participate in meaningful and substantial legal work. In addition, student will be given the opportunity to meet and work with attorneys from the various practice groups and managers from some of the City's operating departments. Practice areas include Child Welfare, Health, Litigation, Code Enforcement, Civil Rights, Real Estate, Regulatory Affairs, Finance and Contracts, Labor and Employment, Tax and Right to Know.
Agency descriptionBranch of City government responsible for providing legal advice to all officers, departments, boards, and commissions, concerning any matter arising in connection with the exercise of their official powers. Included within this responsibility is the collection of fines, taxes and other debts owing the City, the representation of the City and its officers in litigation, the preparation of ordinances for introduction in City Council, and preparation of City contracts.
Time requirementsFlexible. ONE SEMESTER PLACEMENT.
Position requirementsExcellent research & writing skills, demonstrated commitment to public service preferred.
RestrictionsUsual restrictions apply.
Writing sample requiredYES
Number of students requested5
Supervisor first nameCraig
Supervisor last nameStraw
Supervisor tagEsq.
Contact first nameCraig
Contact last nameStraw
Contact phone #215-683-5442
Skill creditsYes in most cases. Would vary by department.

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