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ProfilePublic Counsel Summer Internship Projects include a comprehensive children's rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions; a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs; an immigrants' rights group that does compelling asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution; a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at-risk of homelessness; a holistic legal initiative that addresses the specific needs of low-income women and girls; a complex consumer fraud division that focuses on litigation and policies to prevent consumer victimization; and an impact litigation department (Opportunity Under Law) that addresses economic injustices on a national level through strategic lawsuits and other means to accomplish systemic reform. The interns works in Children's Rights – Education Rights. Public Counsel staff attorneys, social workers and social work interns work with pro bono attorneys and law students in assisting children in civil legal matters such as guardianship, special education, government benefits, emancipation, teen parents' issues and blocked trust accounts. Note: This is for run for ten weeks, commencing on May 29, 2018, and ending on August 3, 2018. Both 1L's and 2L's are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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