Legal Assistant Internship (Fall/Spring/Summer)
Her Justice seeks part-time interns for the fall and spring semesters. The positions can be filled by undergraduate or graduate students. The position requires a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. These positions are unpaid. Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study or school credit available from their law schools. All positions are based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.
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 top 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.
Interns work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and legal assistants. 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 the foundations of immigration law. Responsibilities may include:
• Provide administrative and client support to Her Justice’s legal assistants as needed
• Provide informational materials to Her Justice’s Legal Help Line clients
• Conduct satisfaction surveys to gather feedback on how we can improve our services.
• Undergraduate students
• Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
• Demonstrated interest in social justice, immigrant rights, domestic violence issues or women’s issues
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Fluency in Spanish highly desired, as well as other foreign language skills.
Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and two references to: email@example.com. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.
NOTE: Her Justice does not offer funding for its internship positions. Candidates are encouraged to apply for school credit for their internship at Her Justice, and Her Justice will assist with any necessary paperwork. Interns will gain skills in client interviewing, interpretation, foundational knowledge of immigration law and domestic violence.
For more information about Her Justice, visit www.herjustice.org.
Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.