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.

All applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in legal services or public interest law.

Vermont Legal Aid Summer 2015 Internships

Health Care Advocacy Internship

The intern will work for the Office of the Health Care Advocate, a project of Vermont Legal Aid (VLA). The intern will work with the staff attorneys who represent the public in major health insurance rate review cases before the Green Mountain Care Board and will also help to monitor other health care reform work.  Because the health insurance landscape in Vermont is in the process of tremendous change, there is also the possibility of a significant research or writing project.  Excellent communication, research and writing skills required.  Knowledge of health care law helpful.  Due to the timing of the rate review hearings for the state health care exchange, we would prefer an intern who can work from early June through mid-August. This position is located in Montpelier, VT.

The position is unpaid. It will remain open until filled, but in order to receive full consideration, submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references by March 23. 

Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Internship

VLA seeks a law student for its Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Summer Internship.  Second year law students are preferred, although first year students will be considered. The intern will work on a special project identified by the Poverty Law Project.  The internship will provide an opportunity to be part of an exciting, friendly, pro-active legal services program as well as the chance to gain a wide range of experience.  This may include direct representation of domestic violence victims under student practice rules, helping to draft pro se information regarding family court, drafting information for our website, and participating in meetings with public and/or non-profit organizations.  The position will be located in Springfield, VT.  Applicants must have a car.

There is a $4,000 stipend for this 10-week internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to:  

Eric Avildsen, Executive Director
c/o Elizabeth Davis
Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
P.O. Box 1367
Burlington, VT 05402

Or email to edavis@vtlegalaid.org with the subject line “Internship Application.”

Applications must contain all requirements listed above to be considered complete.

Vermont Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer - women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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