Greater Philadelphia Area Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair
The PIPS Career Fair is on Friday, January 31, 2020.
The Greater Philadelphia Area Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair (PIPS) brings dozens of employers from Philadelphia and beyond to interview first, second, and third-year law students from Philadelphia-area law schools for summer internships and permanent positions.
The PIPS Fair will be held at the Temple University Center City Campus (1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA).
You will be required to submit a resume for each bid and, if specifically requested by the employer, a cover letter and other application materials.
Questions? Please contact Jamie Reisman at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to attend the fair without scheduled interviews
The PIPS Job Fair will be held at Temple University’s Center City campus (TUCC) at 1515 Market Street in Philadelphia. Student check-in is in room 320. ALL students attending the fair must check in. Bring photo ID since you will need it to be admitted to the building. We recommend that you wear business attire.
Your options at the fair without previously scheduled interviews are 1) to sign up for open interview slots on the day of the fair and/or 2) meet with Table Talks employers, who do not have interview schedules.
Open interview slots on the day of the fair
Some employers have 1 or more open slots on their schedules and may be willing to have students sign up for those slots on the day of the fair on a first-come, first-served basis. Open slot procedures will be posted at the fair. Staff at the fair will not start the open slots process earlier than 8:15 AM. If you think you will try to sign up for open slots with a particular employer, you should have a cover letter, unofficial transcript, writing sample, and list of references ready to be given to the employer in addition to your resume, in case they require these documents, and you are able to get a slot. It is a good idea to bring extra copies.
The following employers have a limited number of slots available for sign up on the day of the fair:
- Chester County, PA (2L)
- City of Philadelphia Law Department – (2L)
- Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities – (1L, 2L)
- Defender Association of Philadelphia – (1L, 2L)
- Delaware Department of Justice – (1L)
- Delaware Office of the Public Defender – (1L, 2L)
- Federal Community Defender of EDPA – (2L)
- HIAS Pennsylvania – (1L, 2L)
- Justice at Work – (1L, 2L)
- Nationalities Service Center – (1L, 2L)
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Philadelphia Regional Office – (1L, 2L)
- Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General – (1L, 2L)
- PA Office of Consumer Advocate – (3L)
- Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Unemployment Compensation Unit – (1L, 2L)
- SeniorLAW Center – (2L)
- Social Security Administration – (1L, 2L)
- U.S. Air Force JAG – (1L, 2L, 3L)
Table Talks at the Fair
Some employers and programs decide to speak to students informally at the fair rather than conduct individual interviews. This is a way to find out more about not just the employer, but about an area of law and legal practice. It is also a chance to make a connection to an employer that could lead to an opportunity, or to follow up on a previously submitted application. Be sure to bring copies of your resume to offer to these Table Talk employers. You do not need to register for PIPS to attend Table Talks, but you do need to bring photo ID to get into the building.
Here is the list of employers registered to attend Table Talks with the anticipated timeframe:
- Equal Justice Works (9-5)
- Legal Aid Society (NYC) (10-3)
- County of Chester (9-5)
- Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (9-12)
- Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) (1-5)
- Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (9-5)
- Navy JAG (9-5)
- PA Office of the Attorney General (9-5)
- Willig, Williams & Davidson (9-5)
- NY State Office of the Attorney General (9-5)
- Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA (9-5)
- New Jersey Division of Law (9-5)
- CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (1-5)
- Department of US Housing & Urban Development (9-5)
- Free Migration Project (9-12)
- American Friends Service Committee (9-12)
- Support Center for Child Advocates (9-5)
- Temple’s Center for Public Health Law Research (9-5)
- York County District Attorney’s Office (9-12)
- Delaware County District Attorney’s Office (9-5)
Important dates at a glance
December 4 - January 7: Application/bidding period is open
January 22-23: Preliminary schedules released, open cancellation period
January 24: Alternate sign-up
January 25-28: Open slots sign-up
January 28: Last day to upload/update supporting documents
January 31: PIPS Fair