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Project GRACE (Guided Re-entry and Community Education)

Interns Help Desk #JM
5 positions, unpaid
15-20 hours per week (flexible)
August 27-December 7, 2018

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

The goals of this program are to introduce interns to Project GRACE through the activities supported by the Help Desk and to provide a deeper understanding of Neighborhood Christian Legal 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.

Application Materials and Deadline: Please submit a cover letter referencing the Project GRACE Help Desk Intern #JM, resume, and unofficial transcript (undergrad or law school). Submit all materials by August 10, 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.