Project GRACE (Guided Re-entry and Community Education)

Interns Help Desk #JM
5 positions, unpaid
20-40 hours per week (flexible)
May 21-August 3, 2018

Description:  The interns will be supervised by Julie Mennel, Project Grace Help Desk Manager and will assist individuals who are seeking to have their criminal records expunged without the representation of an attorney. Help Desk Interns will guide visitors through the document gathering process, assisting them in determining eligibility for expungement, working with them to draft and file the necessary documents with the courts.  This internship will take place at the Expungement Help Desk, located in the City County Building. 

The goal of this program is to introduce interns to Project GRACE through the activities supported by the Help Desk and provide a deeper understanding of the Clinic’s prophetic call to “Seek justice, defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17).  

Qualifications:  Law students (1L, 2L or 3L) or undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors. Candidates should have the desire/ability to learn quickly, work one on one with visitors, multi-task in a fast paced environment, and be attentive to detail/accuracy.  It is not necessary for interns to be law students, although law students do find this to be an excellent learning experience. 

Application Materials and Deadline:  Please submit a cover letter referencing the Project Grace Help Desk Intern #JM, resume, and unofficial transcript (undergrad) or unofficial law school transcript if applicable by February 9, 2018 to the attention of Kathleen Bloxsome, Volunteer Coordinator at kbloxsome@nclegalclinic.org  Please note that positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to this deadline.