Legal Aid is looking for dedicated, hard-working, and public-interest minded students for its Summer Program. Legal Aid has opportunities available for 2L’s (with or without intern certificate) and 1L’s. Law Students who are applying to participate in the Summer Intern Program are expected to work unpaid for at least 10 weeks and may work up to 13 weeks.
Applicants must list their top two project preferences in their cover letter (see 2013 Summer Program position descriptions) and describe why they are interested and what they hope to experience. Cover letters which do not indicate preferences may not receive full consideration.
Law Students will work in different areas of the law and have different experiences. Generally, Law Students may expect to interview clients, draft client letters, draft court pleadings, research relevant legal issues, attend and assist with court hearings, assist with discovery and analyze evidence, and complete various other tasks as assigned.
All Law Students will receive training in substantive areas of poverty law, meet with judges involved and may observe court hearings. There will also be brown bag lunches with current Legal Aid lawyers and community members. Past participants have included judges, a civil rights attorney, and leaders of local non-profit agencies.
For further information and application instructions go to: http://www.communitylegalaid.org/intern-positions. Apply ASAP as positions are filled on a rolling basis.