Job Details

Spring Internship **

Company name

New York Legal Assistance Group

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Dec 02,2019

Valid Through

Mar 16,2020

Posted on

Oct 16,2019

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Profile

Spring Internship
The internship program helps expand services and train the next generation of public interest lawyers. Interns handle substantive work across the breadth of civil legal service practice areas and participate in comprehensive training. Public Benefits Unit Intern will help clients to secure entitlements, such as the 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, preparing for hearings, and advocating for clients and negotiating 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. Ideal candidates will have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and a strong commitment to public interest law.

Schedule: 2+ days per week; 12-14 hours

Application Period: September 1 - January 1

Additional info

Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York Legal Assistance Group
450 West 33rd Street
11th Floor
New York City, NY 10001

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