Legal Internship

Newark, NJ
Job #: 512577-674192
Covenant House New Jersey’s Youth Advocacy Center seeks a law student to serve as an intern for the summer of 2019.

The law student will work under the supervision of both the Staff Attorney and a Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellow. Work will include special projects which support the Youth Advocacy Center’s advocacy on behalf of Covenant House young adult clients who are homeless and may be survivors of sex and labor trafficking.

The intern will assist in the design and delivery of weekly "Self-advocacy Boot Camp" sessions designed to assist young adult residents of Covenant House New Jersey’s Newark Crisis Center as they advocate for themselves in a variety of settings: employment, government services, education, housing, etc. Additionally the intern will assist in representation of young people in Municipal Court proceedings and administrative hearings before the Social Security Administration. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, research, and writing skills, in addition to interpersonal skills to work with young adults between the ages of 18-21. Interns will ideally be available for 10 weeks to work at our Newark Crisis Center site. The successful candidate will be hired subject to child abuse registry (CARI) review and criminal background check as well as medical clearance. Interns will receive a stipend of $300 per week.

Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Must be a law student
  • Valid driver’s license required

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