Patton Boggs LLP is the NIC's partner for legislative affairs in DC. Each April, Patton Boggs coordinates the Hill Visits associated with the NIC Annual Meeting. The firm is seeking dedicated students with an interest in public policy and government relations to fill unpaid internship positions for the summer of 2011. Patton Boggs LLP is consistently ranked as the top government relations firm in Washington, DC with a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy before Congress and the Executive branch. As an AMLAW 100 firm, Patton Boggs also has outstanding litigation, business transaction and intellectual policy practices.
This internship program is available through the firm's Public Policy Department though participants will have the chance to be exposed to other areas of legal practice.
Applicants are accepted from all academic majors but should be able to demonstrate an interest in public policy or the law as a future career path. Previous government-related internship experience is recommended although not required. Eligible applicants must be entering the junior or senior year of their undergraduate education as of September 2011.
The internship will take place over 10-12 weeks, beginning in May/June and ending early August. Applicants must be able to secure academic credit for their internship.
To apply, eligible applicants must send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Jessica Pung at jpung[at]pattonboggs.com by 5 p.m. on Friday March 4.
Are You Ready
...To Be a Better Leader?
...For More From Your Fraternity / Sorority Experience?
If you think so, then we want you to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.
UIFI is the premier leadership program for fraternity men and sorority women. At UIFI, students from across North America come together to develop the awareness, motivation, and skills necessary to elevate their chapters, council, and community.
Learn more about UIFI and see what some recent participants have had to say about their experience.
When reality is stretched to the point of breaking, not a single soul seems served. And when a film is made into a "thriller" based on the most far-fetched plot imaginable, it degrades, demeans and desensitizes.
The latest assault on fraternities and fraternity life does wear thin.
It wears thin on the patience of hundreds of thousands of honorable men.
Absurdity, urban legend, a tall tale; no matter the descriptor or adjectives of a movie trailer or online review - the summary of a storyline that began as an 8-minute short by a student filmmaker has been produced for no good cause or no good use.
The entertainment value of "Brotherhood" is even less appealing when you listen to the filmmaker and actors talk about how degrading the movie-making experience became as the exaggerated plot played out on set in Arlington, Texas.
One of the actors described it as "a degrading week." Another said "we all allowed it to happen-for real." One said he became enraged during filming. Others said they passed out while participating in the movie's required hazing that the actors endured.
The plot revolves around a pledge being forced to rob a store - ordered to steal $19.10 as a ceremonial amount tied to the year of the fraternity's founding in 1910. And all goes from worse to worn thin.
Academic success, service and philanthropy within our community, leadership development, and social skill development are the cornerstones of our standards for the North-American Interfraternity Conference's 74 member fraternities.
What inspired this filmmaker from Texas was not any thread of reality, but rather what he called "an urban legend that supposedly never happened." For the brief and fleeting "entertainment" value of a film that cheaply and sensationally minimizes the value of fraternity, we believe this is a film better left undone-and unwatched.