By Randolph C. Reliford, Esq. Associate Director of Career Services Please join us in congratulating first-year student Christina Hebert. Hebert will be working for the Disability Rights Office of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. There, she will be researching and writing on policymaking in connection with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act and Accessibility and Innovation Initiative. She will also be reviewing telecommunications manufacturers and service providers for compliance with Section 255 of the Communications Act.
Hebert is looking forward to her public service work. “Making a difference in people's lives is what drove me to come to law school,” said Hebert. “Working for the Disability Rights Office of the FCC puts me squarely on the path towards a career that benefits society. I am excited to begin my pursuit of a position that provides benefits to others. I am also excited to be spending the summer in Washington, D.C., a hub for political and legal activity and historical significance.” Hebert found this amazing opportunity in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (a.k.a the “Handbook”). The Handbook is an impressive collection of government internship opportunities. Working in Washington, D.C. can be an excellent springboard for a legal career. In D.C. she will have the opportunity to attend networking events with various foreign and domestic government officials and will meet people who can influence her career.
She worked with Career Services in applying for this position. “Mr. Reliford was extremely helpful,” said Hebert. “Mr. Reliford helped with making my cover letter and resume appropriate for legal use. He also provided insight with how to prepare for the telephone interview.”
To government agencies, many times the ideal candidate for public work is someone who can express a desire to work for the good of the people and can show that desire from previous experiences on their resume. If public service work interests you, consider volunteering for a state, federal or local government entity, or a non-profit.