The Government and Public Interest Table Talk (GPITT) invites government agencies and public interest organizations to campus to speak to University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) students about their organization, area of law, and any available internship or permanent positions. This event provides public sector employers the opportunity to meet informally with students, collect resumes for upcoming positions, and introduce their organization to a large number of potential candidates and fellow members of the bar (literature and hand-outs are welcomed). Additionally, the event is an opportunity to expose UHLC students to the varied opportunities available in the public sector.
Employers do not need to offer paid employment to participate in this event. Students accepting positions with government and non-profit organizations generally either (1) receive academic credit through our externship program, (2) secure funding through our public interest fellowship program, or (3) serve as a volunteer. It is critical, however, that employers can provide students with substantive legal work and an attorney supervisor who has been licensed to practice for at least three years.
The open house is open to all current UHLC students. Most students attending this event are interested in establishing a placement for summer terms. However, the time can also be used to cultivate interest for internships during the academic year and permanent positions.
Below are the pertinent details for this year’s table talk:
After the table talk, employers can follow up with students in any way that they see fit. The Career Development Office can assist by providing interview space for employers after the event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Powers, Director of Internship and Externship Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-0810.