Veterans Legal Corps – new, immediate, Externship Opporunity at Equal Justice Works

October 9, 2013

Equal Justice Works has an immediate opening for a legal intern in Washington, DC to assist with our Veterans Legal Corps. Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Our Veterans Legal Corps engages attorneys and law students to provide legal services to homeless and low-income veterans. Veterans often face complicated legal problems stemming from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service. When these problems go unresolved, they can quickly multiply, making it difficult for veterans to support themselves and their families. Lawyers are often the key to resolving these legal problems and helping vulnerable veterans remove barriers to improving their lives. The intern will develop an outreach toolkit that law students around the country will use to raise awareness of the legal needs of veterans and the services and resources available in their communities. Strong writing and organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and availability for a minimum of 12 hours per week are required for this position. Military experience or experience working with veterans or low-income individuals is preferred, but not required. To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and three references to AmeriCorpsJD@EqualJusticWorks.org. Please use “VLC Internship” in the regarding field.

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