Volunteer/Internships

Volunteer/Internships

GENERAL INTERNSHIPS

Internships

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. 


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.

This internship is is unpaid. The positions 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 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.


Housing Discrimination Law Project Internship

Help advance civil rights in Vermont this summer.  VLA seeks a summer intern to assist us with our housing discrimination cases.  The intern will have the opportunity to do research and writing and assist in interviewing clients, investigating and preparing cases for trial.  The intern may also have the opportunity to represent a client, with supervision, in an administrative hearing.  Our anti-discrimination work in housing focuses primarily on race, color, national origin, familial status, and disability.  There may be an opportunity to work on cases or research where the basis of discrimination is gender identity, receipt of public assistance, or age. This position is located in Burlington, VT.

This internship is is unpaid. The positions 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 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.


Legal Advice Hotline Internship

Vermont Law Help, the intake and quick advice unit of VLA, seeks a summer intern to assist with developing print and web-based informational materials to provide legal information and assistance to Vermonters who are low income, senior or disabled.  This internship will involve reviewing current materials, and researching and writing new materials.  There may also be opportunities to provide information and quick advice to clients in a phone hotline or in-person legal clinic setting.  This position is located in Burlington, VT.

This internship is and unpaid positions, although it may have the possibility of work-study or other match funding. All applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in legal services or public interest law.  The positions 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 January 23 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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