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Legal internships, fellowships and volunteer positions

Current positions available at Her Justice

Learn more about the legal internships, fellowships and volunteer positions available at Her Justice.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Immigration Advocate Intern

Her Justice seeks a part-time undergraduate intern for the fall semester. The position requires a commitment of at least 18-20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. The position is unpaid, however Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study or school credit if available. All positions are based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.

Organization description
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s top law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Position responsibilities
The Immigration Advocate Intern will work to assist the Her Justice immigration team in a variety of ways. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. The applicant will gain skills in client interviewing and immigration casework. Responsibilities may include:

  • Drafting immigration casework for work permits and U Nonimmigrants status certificates
  • Translating documents such as birth certificates and informational posters.
  • Conducting telephone intakes through our legal helpline
  • Providing information and referrals to clients seeking assistance outside of our areas of law
  • Assisting with client follow-up meetings and helping with administrative tasks

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student or recent graduate
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice, immigrant rights, domestic violence or women’s right
  • Knowledge of immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Fluency in Spanish

Apply
Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to: legal-internship@herjustice.org. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

Applications should be submitted by December 15th for the spring semester, May 15th for the summer, and August 30th for the fall semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

NOTE: Her Justice does not offer funding for its internship positions. Candidates are encouraged to apply for school credit for their internship at Her Justice, and Her Justice will assist with any necessary paperwork. Interns will gain skills in client interviewing, interpretation, foundational knowledge of immigration law and domestic violence.

 

For more information about Her Justice, visit www.herjustice.org.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Fall/Spring Part-Time Intake Volunteers

Her Justice seeks part-time volunteers for the fall and spring semesters to assist with our Legal Help Line on Thursdays between 9:30AM1:30PM.

The position requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks and is based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.

Organization description

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Position responsibilities

Our Legal Help is a primary source for Her Justice to obtain clients; it is also a vital resource for callers seeking legal assistance. The Help Line is open every Thursday from 10AM – 1PM; volunteers should arrive early to set up their workstations and be prepared to answer calls at 10AM. Volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff.

  • Answer the Legal Help Line and conduct client telephone intakes following the Intake protocol established by Her Justice using Legal Server

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate students, graduates, law students, attorneys
  • Basic computer skills; experience with databases a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, a plus

Apply

Email your application to legal-internship@herjustice.org .  Applications are accepted throughout the year. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.

Your application should include a cover letter with two references and a resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

NOTE: Her Justice does not offer funding for its legal volunteer positions. Candidates are encouraged to apply for funding with various sources and Her Justice will assist in filling out necessary paperwork with the funding source. Candidates are also encouraged to apply for externship credit with their schools for their internship at Her Justice, where appropriate.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Fall/Spring part-time law student internship and legal volunteer positions

Fall/Spring legal interns and volunteers

Legal Services

Her Justice seeks part-time interns and volunteers for the fall and spring semesters. The positions can be filled by law students, law graduates or admitted attorneys.

Our legal intern and volunteer positions require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. These positions are unpaid. Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. All positions are based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.

Organization description

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Learn more about our work and mission

Position responsibilities

Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the legal services director. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct intake and assist in case assessment
  • Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
  • Draft responsive pleadings and motions
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
  • Work with a litigating attorney on active cases in the Family and Supreme Courts and attend court appearances

Qualifications

  • Law student, law graduate or admitted attorney
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter, and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
  • Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Apply

Email your application to: legal-internship@herjustice.org.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter with two references
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation fellowship

For New York University School of Law students

Legal Services

Fall and spring semesters

Her Justice seeks an NYU Law student for each semester of the academic year to serve as the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation (NYWBAF) Fellow.

This position requires 10–20 hours per week. The fellowship is funded by the NYWBA at a rate of $2,000 per semester (paid in two installments). The position is based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.

 

Organization description

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Position responsibilities

The fellow will work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the senior director of legal services. Responsibilities will vary depending upon the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. The fellow will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive family, matrimonial and immigration law.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct client intakes and assist in case assessment
  • Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
  • Draft responsive pleadings and motions
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
  • Work with a litigating attorney on active cases in the Family and Supreme Courts and attend court appearances

Qualifications

  • NYU School of Law student (J.D. or L.L.M.)
  • Good interpersonal and strong organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
  • Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Apply

Email your application to: legal-internship@herjustice.org.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter with two references
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

Summer Full-Time Law Student Intern

Her Justice seeks law student interns for the summer. The position requires a commitment of 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks and is unpaid.

Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. The position is based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.

Organization description

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, Her Justice recruits volunteer attorneys from the City’s law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.

Position responsibilities

Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the senior director of legal services. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant’s interests and the program needs of Her Justice. The applicant will learn basic interviewing skills through client interviews and will also learn substantive family, matrimonial and immigration law.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct client intakes and assist in case assessment
  • Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through 
VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
  • Draft responsive pleadings and motions
  • Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
  • Work with a litigating attorney on active cases in the Family and Supreme Courts 
and attend court appearances
  • Support the Her Justice Summer Associate Program at major law firms, attend selected CLE trainings and assist with updating program materials and manuals

Qualifications

  • Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter, and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
  • Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Apply

Email your application to: legal-internship@herjustice.org. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.

Your application should include a cover letter with two references, resume and a writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted by Her Justice.

Her Justice is an equal opportunity employer.