Human Ecology Undergraduate to Intern at the U.S. Supreme Court

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YURIJ PAWLUK '01 WAS SELECTED as one of two undergraduate students from around the country to take part in the Judicial Internship Program at the U.S. Supreme Court in the spring semester. Pawluk is working full time at the court.

The Judicial Internship Program, named by The Princeton Review as one of America's top 10 internship programs, chooses six undergraduates (two in each of three semesters) from about 240 applicants each year to intern at the Supreme Court.

"I'm working for the administrative assistant to the chief justice, who is Chief Justice Rehnquist's 'right hand man'; he writes speeches for him, coordinates conferences, and takes care of any other needs the chief might have," says Pawluk, whose hometown is Pittsford, N.Y. "I'm conducting research for speeches and reports, preparing memoranda on international legal and other issues, compiling media information relevant to the court, and doing projects assigned to me by the judicial fellow, a college professor on sabbatical with the court who will be my immediate supervisor. …