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ProfileSpring Internship The intern will work with the Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS). Acting as a neutral third party, intern will discuss AAMS services, answer questions, and conduct intakes with diverse artists and arts organizations. Will be involved in pairing mediators and arbitrators from our panel with cases, scheduling mediation and arbitration sessions, and observing those sessions as appropriate and with consent of the parties. Depending on experience, interns may act as conciliators, acting as a third party neutral 'go-between' for the parties to the dispute. Will also participate in special projects which may include research, organizing trainings, and writing articles about dispute resolution. Working directly with clients, attorneys, and other alternative dispute resolution professionals, intern will gain active listening and negotiation skills, and will learn how legal disputes are settled outside of court. Learn about the issues facing artists and arts organizations and about the professionals in the Bay Area who help resolve those issues. Gain practical knowledge regarding the relative benefits of different types of alternative dispute resolution and litigation in artistic disputes. The internship is also an opportunity to gain real awareness and skills in the rapidly expanding and increasingly relevant field of alternative dispute resolution. Attend any of the educational programs provided by the organization, examples are: Copyright Basics, Collaboration Agreements, and other Intellectual Property issues. Completion of mediation course, or 40-hour conflict resolution training is required. Should preferably work at least 10-15 hours over 2-3 days a week.
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California Lawyers for the Arts.
Wells Fargo Building
2140 Shattuck Avenue, 310
Berkeley, CA 94704