Pag-asa Law Clinic (PLC) offers current law students an enriched opportunity to be a part of PLC as a Legal Intern. The Legal Intern will contribute to and learn from the day to day operations of PLC. The Legal Intern will work with experienced lawyers, but will also may have the opportunity to work with other entities and community organizations associated with PLC. The Legal Intern will gain an understanding of the operations of a legal clinic and will work on diverse projects associated with laws pertaining to immigration, domestic violence, and unlawful detainer/housing issues. This internship will be well suited for a student with a strong interest in these areas of law as well as assisting underserved communities.
RequirementThe Legal Intern must be a current law student who possesses superb research and writing skills, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to PLC constituents. Bilingual skills are a plus, especially Tagalog, since PLC has targeted the Filipino community as an underserved community. Candidates are selected according to the needs of the law clinic, as well as the interests and skill sets of the interns.
CommitmentStudents volunteering must commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to PLC. All students participate in a required orientation and training workshop prior to the beginning of each internship session. Although our internships are unpaid, many schools offer work study, unit credit, etc.
TimelineWe accept students for the following sessions/semesters: Fall – August through December (Deadline to apply: September 15) Spring – January through May (Deadline to apply: December 15) Summer – June through August (Deadline to apply: May 15)
Please email your cover letter and resume, to email@example.com. Cover letters may be addressed to Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, Diana Laranang. When applying, please indicate PLC’s area of practice that interests you (immigration, domestic violence, or unlawful detainer).