Summer Internship in Bangkok, Thailand!

Summer Internship in Bangkok, Thailand!
June 29-August 7, 2009
Application period is Jan. 20 to Feb. 12, 2009; deadline is Feb. 12, 2009
Open to 1Ls and 2Ls.

The UW Law School and Thammasat University Faculty of Law (Bangkok, Thailand) offer a summer internship program in Bangkok for 1l and 2L students.  Up to four J.D. students currently enrolled at the UW Law School are selected to participate.  The application process is given below.  The deadline is Feb. 12, 2009.  Quick overview:

•    Six weeks internship at an international law firm in Bangkok, Thailand, preceded by a short orientation at Thammasat University for an introduction to Thai law.
•    No salary, although some past participants have received a small bonus for their work.  
•    Estimated budget for the internship is about $2,250. A Center grants covers $1,400 of this.  
•    The Center grant provides money for transportation and possible other expenses.  
•    Housing in Bangkok is typically arranged by the law firms. The intern usually pays the rent.
•    You must have or get a passport to travel to Thailand.
•    You need a visa to enter Thailand; the Center assists with the visa process.   
•    You do not need to speak Thai.
•    You do not need previous travel experience to apply for this program.
•    Articles from previous participants are in past Newsletters of the East Asian Legal Studies Center online, or at the Center office, room 4312.
•    The deadline for submitting an application is Feb. 12. We will have interviews as needed around February 19 and 20, 2009.
    To apply, submit the following FOUR items:
    1) A top sheet that you make yourself, as follows:

•    At the top of the page, type “APPLICATION FOR THAI INTERNSHIP.”  Below this, include:Your name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number, and UWID number;
•    Your current year in Law School (1L or 2L) and your expected graduation date;
•    Your passport status: Do you have one? If yes, from what country and when does it expire?

    2) a cover letter addressed to Professor Charles Irish telling about yourself and why you are interested in participating in this program;
    3) a current resume, and
    4) an unofficial Law School transcript that includes your fall 2008 grades.  You can request an unofficial transcript to be sent to you by attachment.  Directions are on your “My Wisc” website as one of the links under “Academics.”
    Submit your application either by paper to room 4312 or to the Center’s mailbox or send your application by attachment to  one file (Word doc - not docx) with your top sheet, cover letter, and resume and a second file (usually pdf) with your transcript.
    The deadline for submitting your application is by or before February 12, 2009.
    If you have questions, contact S. Katcher,, Associate Director of the Center.

Submitted by Susan Katcher on February 25, 2009

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