When it's this one.
Thank you for your interest in a summer law clerk position with the Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Law, and for taking the time to meet with me in Seattle in February. Based upon our interview and your resume, I am authorized, on behalf of the Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Law, to offer you an unpaid, volunteer position, as a 2007 summer law clerk in the Civil Division, under the following conditions:
1. At the time of acceptance of this offer, you provide a copy of transcript of your undergraduate grades, and a transcript of your law school grades – unofficial is acceptable for the law school transcript; and
2. On or before the time your summer position with the Department of Law commences, you provide written certification, as required under Alaska Bar Rule 44, from the appropriate law school official at the University of Idaho, School of Law, confirming:
a. Completion of at least one-half of your required law school courses; and
b. You are a student in good standing at the University; and
3. You are willing to commit to work at the Municipality of Anchorage, Dept. of Law, for 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 total weeks; and
4. You are willing to commit to the program requirements of the Municipality's summer law clerk program, including:
a. Attending at least one Assembly meeting; and
b. One work shift as a civilian "ride-along" with an Anchorage Police Department officer; and
c. Submission of weekly work journals, briefly summarizing tasks and assignments; and
5. If you are seeking or eligible for grant funds or other federal, state or law school financial assistance, the Municipality will assist as needed to provide information regarding its Summer Law Clerk program to the appropriate persons/entities. Please keep us posted on your efforts in this regard.
PLEASE NOTE: The Municipality is not able to pay stipends, housing or travel expenses. However, the Municipality will provide either (1) a free, unlimited bus pass for the summer, or (2) a free parking permit, if you have access to an automobile in Anchorage, for parking in close proximity to City Hall. All summer law clerks receive authorization for computer and internet access, for work, school and personal matters, while in Alaska. In addition, the Dept. of Law will provide information and assistance regarding appropriate housing, if needed.
This OFFER terminates at the close of business on Monday, April 2, 2007.
If the conditions outlined above are acceptable, please email your acceptance of this OFFER on or before 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Monday, April 2, 2007. If you are not interested in pursuing a position with the Municipality, or you have accepted other employment for the summer, an email response on or before the offer deadline is appreciated. If you have questions about this offer, please feel free to contact me by email for additional information.
Rhonda Fehlen Westover
Deputy Municipal Attorney
This is gonna be pricey. Plane tickets will cost me about $500, and I'll probably have to shell out another $1500 or so for rent, and maybe $750 for miscellaneous expenses. On the other hand, it'll be a useful experience, and when am I going to get another chance to go to Alaska?
Basically I'm just hoping that you, my blog readers, will give me some last-minute advice. I'm probably going to take the job unless somebody brings up a good reason why I shouldn't.