2014 Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship Announcement
Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska is pleased to announce that the Southern District of New York is accepting applications for the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Judicial Internship for the summer of 2014.
Judge Charles L. Brieant, Jr. served on the Southern District of New York for thirty-seven years; for seven of those years, he was the Court’s Chief Judge. Throughout his career Judge Brieant was known for his sense of fairness, honesty, independence, as well as his love for history and humor. A fellowship has been established at the behest of Judge Brieant’s law clerks and judicial interns to honor his dedication to public service and to the federal courts by funding a summer internship position with the Court.
The Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Judicial Intern will work under the supervision of the Chief Judge to research and write about issues that confront the Court as a whole. The Intern may be asked to work with other judges, clerks, and interns to complete the assigned research projects. The Intern should be able to (1) work well both collaboratively and independently, (2) convey ideas effectively both orally and in writing, (3) display maturity, integrity, and professionalism, and (4) demonstrate an interest in humor, history, and public service.
The fellowship provides a $5,000 tuition credit directly to the law school of the student selected to serve as the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Intern to the Court during the summer of 2014. Both first-year and second-year law students are encouraged to apply.
Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a transcript. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be sent to the following address:
The Honorable Loretta A. Preska
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
Please do not make telephone or email inquiries. Applicants will hear from Chief Judge Preska’s chambers only if they are being asked to interview.