Spring & Summer 2019 Legal Internships - LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy Project

Hours per week

various - please refer to description

Published

10/04/2018

Address

105 Court Street
Brooklyn
New York
11201
United States

Description

The LGBTQ & HIV Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services is accepting applications from law students for spring semester and summer legal internships. We are a general practice unit providing direct legal services to low-income members of the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV. Practice areas include housing, government benefits, anti-discrimination, immigration, confidentiality, and advance directives, such as wills, living wills, and health care proxies.


Interns work directly with staff attorneys and clients and assignments include interviewing clients, researching facts and law regarding a wide range of legal issues, drafting internal memos and pleadings, preparing asylum applications, advocating with local and state agencies, and accompanying attorneys to Housing Court and other venues. Interns frequently have the opportunity to represent clients at Social Security disability hearings or other administrative hearings and attend intake clinics at the LGBT Community Center and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.


Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Andrew A. Ortiz [he/him] (axortiz@lsnyc.org) & Josh Elmore [he/him] (jelmore@lsnyc.org). The email should include “LGBTQ & HIV Advocacy Project” in the subject line and the cover letter should specify for what time period you are seeking an internship and how you learned of the position.


Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. No applicants for the spring semester will be considered after December 31, 2018. Internships are unpaid, but Brooklyn Legal Services will work with individual applicants to satisfy grant/funding source requirements.


Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



LSNYC is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over the age of 40, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Benefits

Please read internship description. There are legal internships for the Spring and Summer 2019 in the LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services and a great opportunity for law students to work and participate in the organization's continuous mission to fight poverty and seek racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers, and could possibly satisfy educational requirements; stipends may be available through a fellowship program such as the Skadden Fellowship Foundation.  

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Andrew A. Ortiz [he/him] (axortiz@lsnyc.org) & Josh Elmore [he/him] (jelmore@lsnyc.org). The email should include “LGBTQ & HIV Advocacy Project” in the subject line and the cover letter should specify for what time period you are seeking an internship and how you learned of the position.


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