Legal Aid Society is in search of bright and self-motivated interns for its legal team based in New York, NY. Legal internship of the Legal Aid Society is an opportunity for law students to develop skills and gain experience while serving indigent New Yorkers.
This a part-time non-paying position in which you will perform several tasks such as legal research, writing, factual investigation, client interviewing, monitoring legislative developments, attending coalition and legislative sessions, and drafting testimony or position papers.
On the other hand, you will get the chance to work directly with attorneys, paralegals, investigators who will also guide you throughout your journey as a mentor and help you achieve your career goals. Here, you can also find a good environment, great staff, and some valuable contacts.
Legal Aid Society is an American organization dedicated to providing help to those who are financially challenged and need legal help. It was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. This organization is supported by the local bar association’s donations and governmental financial support. It is one of the most diverse law firms in the nation.
This internship will be held in Manhattan, NY.
However the program is unpaid, interns can obtain experience and build new skills while helping people, mentorship, real cases, workshops, training, and learning sessions, feedback, and make connections with employers of the industry.
To qualify for this program, you need to have the following skills and qualification:
- 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply for the summer 2020 term
- Commitment to child welfare and juvenile justice issues
- Ability to deal effectively with children, adolescents, and family members
- Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities
How to Apply:
For this slot, you can send your application online. Please apply soon as the earlier applications will be given preference.
The application deadline is Feb 14, 2020, however, applications will remain to be accepted if the position is not filled till the deadline.