Victim Justice Program

Legal Intern #KRNG
1 position, unpaid
20-40 hours per week (flexible)
May 21-August 3, 2018

Description: The intern will be supervised by Kelsey Raves, Staff Attorney and Noemi Gallegos BIA Accredited Immigrant Advocate.  Intern will assist immigrant victims of violent crime with filing victim-based immigration petitions like U Visas and VAWAs. This program is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Intern will communicate with clients in person, by phone, mail and e-mail in both Spanish and English, draft correspondence and legal documents in both Spanish and English (templates are available), translate client documents from Spanish into English (templates are available), maintain detailed case notes in client online files and create a neat and orderly filing system, both on paper and electronically.

The goal of this program is to introduce interns to the Victim Justice Program, develop legal skills 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 Spanish speaking undergrads with a passion that aligns with Victim Justice Program’s mission to provide holistic civil legal assistance to low-income victims of violent crime. Applicants should feel comfortable working with clients who have suffered from violent crimes.

Application Materials and Deadline:  Please submit a cover letter referencing the Victim Justice/Immigrant Justice Legal Intern #KRNG, resume, and unofficial law school transcript 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.