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Health & Human Rights (Older People's Rights) Intern, Part-Time
Responsibilities: The student will intern closely with HRW staff and will primarily focus on research and advocacy projects related to older people’s rights. Conducting legal and social science desk research on a range of issues related to older people’s human rights, particularly in the context of institutionalization; Drafting advocacy documents such as letters, op-eds, and submissions to the United Nat... read more
Fall 2018 Internship
Duties: Supporting the representation of unaccompanied children: assist in the preparation of cases for unaccompanied children represented in-house by attorneys, including asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions and State Court filings; assist in preparation for hearings and interviews. Assist with the initial screening of unaccompanied minor children, conduct communication with child clients, adult sponsors, and other agencies. Resear... read more
Fall Youth in Out-of-Home Care Law Student Intern
Responsibilities: Assist the Project Director with investigation, research, and drafting in ongoing cases, prospective cases, and amicus curiae briefs. Research, draft, and edit publications on LGBTQ+ issues for public education. Assist the Project Director in preparing reports, articles, and other written materials on major child welfare issues related to LGBTQ+ youth. Assist in advocacy efforts for the implementation of L... read more
Interns will participate on meaningful projects, aid staffers, and handle general office tasks. Students seeking internships are encouraged to check with their schools to find out about receiving college credit.
Intern may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
Unpaid/ Volunteer Law School Intern
Candidate's duties include observation of court proceedings, witness interview and conferences. Digesting case records (school, medical, COIâ€™s, forensic reports). Conducting legal research and drafting legal memorandum of law. Drafting legal documents (subpoenaâ€™s, orders to produce, memos of law). Drafting client and collateral witness correspondence. Second seating attorney during trial (note taking, gathering and distribu...
The candidate works under the direction of a Supervisory Paralegal or a Project Supervisor. Performs complex legal research for the trial staff. Assists in preparing draft legal documents, such as motions, briefs, memoranda of law, etc. reviewing documents for relevance and privilege; and assisting attorneys with all phases of litigation. Should have Law degree, or be currently attending an ABA-accredited law school, having completed at least one year of study. M...
The students will join an organization committed to the use and promotion of peaceful dispute resolution.
Areas of Law: Community Development, Consumer, Dispute Resolution, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Lemon Law, Arbitration, Agricultural, Workplace, Small Claims, and Family Court
Populations Served: General Public
Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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Law Student Internships, Fall
The Interns are assigned to General Counselâ€™s Office. Will conduct research and draft memoranda, prepare cases for trial and work on special projects. Help prepare cases for violation hearings, gather evidence, review Court records, interview witnesses and accompany attorneys to court. 2Ls and 3Ls will be considered for unpaid, part-time (min. 8-10 hrs/wk, max. 20 hrs/wk), 3 month program. Should have excellent legal research and writin...
Volunteer will handle: Creating file folders; Cataloging a legal library into a database; Preparing legal and social work files to be archived; Photocopying legal and social files; Court and interview observation. Special projects as needed. Will gain hands-on litigation experience and to provide assistance to staff.
Schedule: 15-20 hrs/wk
Unpaid/Volunteer- Social Work
The volunteer will handle: Digesting case records (school, medical, COIâ€™s, forensic reports); Draft client and collateral witness correspondence; Conduct collateral interviews; Observe client interviews; Research potential referral sources (i.e. mental health, education, therapeutic); Make referrals for clients; Observation of court proceedings, witness interview and conferences; Assist with building CLCNY wide resource manual; A vari...
The students will join an organization that provides high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, to help them to secure their civil and human rights and to advocate for more humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Disability, Family and Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Immigration and Naturalization, Prisoners, immigration- specifically removal defense, and mental health.
Unpaid/Volunteer-Appellate Legal Writing Intern
Intern will handle: Observation of court proceedings, witness interview and conferences. Drafting motions. Drafting appellate briefs. Digesting case records (school, medical, COIâ€™s, forensic reports). Conducting legal research and drafting legal memorandum of law. Conducting collateral interviews. Factual and Legal cite checking. Obtaining and copying court files. If necessary serve subpoenaâ€™s and other legal ...