These are great opportunities for law students who are interested in engaging with the low income population and nonprofit legal work, while also gaining real experience of the legal world. Students should both have the passion for public interest law, the willingness to take on challenges and work independently. The Clinic gives a great deal of responsibility to its legal interns and the students who apply should be prepared for the commitment and follow through that these positions require.
The Clinic offers internships throughout the year. These internships are designed to provide law students with first-hand experience in the legal profession and valuable learning opportunities in the public interest law sector. Fall, spring and summer internships provide law students with experience in the legal field through client interactions, attorney mentoring. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside other law students and undergraduate students interested in attending law school in the future.
Qualifications: 1L, 2L, 3L or LLM students are eligible to apply. Please see the intern posting for submission date and application materials. Internships are unpaid and volunteers must complete paperwork and attend orientation and training.
Project GRACE Expungement Help Desk
The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic’s Project GRACE (Guided Re-entry And Community Education) has initiated the Pro Se Justice Project. The program established a Help Desk at the City County Building staffed by law students, volunteers, and Clinic staff. The Help Desk currently distributes information, provides basic navigation through petitions, and answers general questions regarding the expungement/sealing of criminal records. The Help Desk assists qualified persons in properly filling out the paperwork, but will not offer legal advice or representation. Training is provided to all volunteers and knowledge of criminal law is not necessary in order to become a Help Desk volunteer.
Qualifications: 1l, 2L, 3L or LLM students are eligible. Volunteers must complete paperwork and attend training.
Research and One-Day Events
There are other opportunities where Law Student support is helpful such as research and One-Day Events. If you want to get involved but would prefer to work from home performing research or if you’d rather assist at a one-day event, please email the Clinic’s Volunteer Coordinator.