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Summer full-time law student internship

Legal Services


Her Justice seeks law student interns for the summer. The position requires a commitment of 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks and is unpaid. Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. The position is based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.

Organization description

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Learn more about our work and mission

Position responsibilities

Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the senior director of legal services. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant's interests and the program needs of Her Justice. The applicant will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive family, matrimonial and immigration law. Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct client intakes and assist in case assessment
  • Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
  • Draft responsive pleadings and motions
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
  • Work with a litigating attorney on active cases in the Family and Supreme Courts and attend court appearances
  • Support the Her Justice Summer Associate Program at major law firms, attend selected CLE trainings and assist with updating program materials and manuals

Qualifications

  • Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
  • Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Apply

Fill out the secure online web-form and upload: 

  • Cover letter with two references 
  • Resume 
  • Writing sample   

Please note: applications submitted without a formal cover letter and writing sample will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

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Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.