Missing Empire? Join the Team and Don the Empire Blue

Have you been missing Empire? Well there’s no need to leave us behind! We have volunteer opportunities throughout the year and during competition weekends that are sure to satisfy your Empire appetite.

Don the Empire Blue! It’s your turn to make a difference. 

Each year, Empire brings a mock trial experience like no other to nearly a thousand students, and we hope that that number continues to grow. None of this would be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers who contribute to every aspect of the program.

We’re excited to announce even more ways to get involved and to build those skills that are crucial for school and work. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Erica Arensman (Empire NY ’10, ’11, and ’12) had to say about her experience as an Intern and now an Empire Associate.

Erica exploring New York with her team during Empire New York.

Erica exploring New York with her team during Empire New York.

“You already know that competing in an Empire tournament is unforgettable. But it doesn’t have to end there; by joining the Empire team, you can help other students create incredible Empire memories of their own while developing skills that will help you no matter where you go in life.

After three years of competing at the Empire, I wanted to stay involved when I went to college. Once I heard that Empire needed volunteers to staff the competition in the fall, I was sold. As a volunteer, I gained an appreciation for the amount of time and dedication it takes to run a tournament, and had an incredibly fun time in the process. I did everything from helping teams get settled in the hotel to monitoring rounds in the courthouse, all while getting to know the other volunteers from around the world.

Once the weekend was over, I knew I wanted to keep contributing to Empire in some way. As an Empire Associate, I get to do exactly that. I’ve communicated with international teams, brainstormed ideas for new Empire gear, and even researched ideas for a new case, all while forming bonds with the talented and dedicated Empire staff.

My three years competing in Empire tournaments were amazing, but what I’ve been doing since then is even better. By volunteering, you’re giving back to the Empire family and helping educate, connect, and empower students around the world.”

Erica Arensman, Empire ’10, ’11, ’12

You too can have an experience like Erica’s. This year we have three opportunities available:

  • The Associate position is a position where you will work closely throughout the year with Empire’s leadership team and will develop skills in a variety of organizational functions.
  • The Research Assistant position provides opportunities for recent Empire alumni to hone research skills and bring the Empire experience to even more students by contributing to one of Empire’s most significant ongoing projects.
  • The Program Volunteer position allows you to contribute to the experience of hundreds of Empire participants by volunteering on competition weekend during one or all of our three programs.

Visit empiremocktrial.org/volunteer/ to find out more about the opportunities. Spaces are limited so apply today.


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