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Fall Internships

Fall Tax Clinic Internship

Vermont Legal Aid is seeking a law student intern for a full-time internship in our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic expected to begin in September. The internship will be a hybrid of remote and in-person work.

The Vermont Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic represents individual clients with tax controversies pending before the IRS. Vermont Legal Aid offers students the opportunity to work on a variety of individual cases through research projects, client interviewing, and attorney support on cases and in other advocacy efforts. For qualified interns (rising 3Ls who have satisfactorily completed a course in evidence), depending on the supervising attorney’s caseload, opportunities may exist to appear in a court or administrative proceeding.

Training and mentorship

Interns will be placed with a supervising attorney who will help guide their work.  Interns may have the opportunity to work with other legal advocates in their office as well.

Funding and credit

Our internship programs are unpaid. We are happy to support law school externs receiving course credit for their work. We also will work with you to fulfill any requirements necessary to allow access to work-study, public interest, or Equal Justice AmeriCorps funding.

Application and selection process

Students may apply directly at the information below. We will interview candidates on a rolling basis through September of 2023. All selection decisions will be made by Oct. 1, 2023.

To apply directly, please e-mail a cover letter including office preference, resume, unofficial law school transcript, and at least 2 references to on or before September 21, 2023, with the subject line “2023 Tax Clinic Internship.”

Vermont Legal Aid is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay bisexual, queer and transgender people to apply.

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