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ProfileFall Internship The student will work as Public Benefits Unit Intern. Will help clients to secure entitlements such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps), cash assistance and childcare benefits. Responsibilities will include: maintaining client files, conducting intakes, assisting with the preparation and processing of client documents, preparation for hearings, and advocacy and negotiation with the HRA (the local department of social services). May also have the opportunity to argue benefits cases at a Fair Hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. The student interns for semester-long internships during the fall and spring. The position requires a part-time commitment (at least 2 days per week, 12-14 hours). Should have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and a strong commitment to public interest law. Application Period: June 1 to August 31
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New York Legal Assistance Group
450 West 33rd Street
New York City, NY 10001