Legal internships are often available and are a great experience for law students and those considering law school. VLA will occasionally supervise attorneys needing to fulfill the clerkship requirements for the Vermont Bar.
Most general internships are unpaid, though VLA will occasionally be able to match work-study funds.
2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIP/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
These positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Please send cover letter, resume, 3 references and a writing sample to: Eric Avildsen, c/o Sandy Burns, P.O. Box 1367, Burlington, VT 05402 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2L’s preferred but 1L’s may apply.
The following internships are not funded; however, VLA may be able to match work study or other fellowship funding.
Low-Income Tax Intern - The intern will work within VLA’s low income taxpayer clinic providing assistance to Attorney Christine Speidel and assisting clients who have tax controversies with the IRS. The intern will be provided with an opportunity to interview clients, gather and organize documents, and work on other tax-related projects. Knowledge of tax law helpful but not necessary. The position will be located in our Springfield office.
Disability Law Internship - The Disability Law Project seeks a 1L or 2L student to assist in the representation of Vermonters with disabilities in a wide range of cases, both direct service and possible impact litigation, in the areas of special education, access to services for children with disabilities, public benefits, guardianship, and disability-based discrimination. The student will assist project attorneys in their case work including legal research, writing, interviewing clients, and reviewing and analyzing documents. The internship will be located in the Rutland, Burlington or Springfield offices of Vermont Legal Aid.
Each of the following positions has a stipend of $4,000 for 10 weeks of work.
GIS Mapping Project - Vermont Legal Aid seeks summer intern to work on a GIS mapping project to analyze the distribution of civil legal problems across the state and VLA services to low-income, elderly and disabled Vermonters. Knowledge of ArcView or public domain GIS mapping software required.
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