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Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee

(Legal) Internship

Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee

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Job Summary

Legal Aid Society is a private, non-profit organization that provides free legal services to people with low income. Legal Aid Society’s mission is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people to secure for them the basic necessities of life. We have 8 offices that serve 48 Tennessee counties. Legal Aid Society concentrates on 5 main areas of law practice: Family/Immigration, Health & Benefits, Consumer/Tax, Housing/Home Retention, and Employment. 

 We offer internships during the spring, summer, and fall terms.

Other opportunities for internships in our other departments are available  (Communications, Compliance, Technology, Development, and Accounting)

Job Responsibilities

The main purpose of these internships is to provide valuable and hands-on experiences in our organization’s daily operations working alongside our attorneys and staff. We eagerly welcome fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and genuine enthusiasm for non-profit endeavors. Students interested in a summer internship must be prepared to devote a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Students interested in Fall and Spring internships must be prepared to devote a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for at least 8 weeks. 

Qualifications

  • Students enrolled in an accredited law program.-(preferred ) for legal internships 
  • Students enrolled in (Communications, Compliance, Technology, Development, and Accounting)programs are preferred for support staff roles. 
  • A demonstrated, strong dedication to public interest law as evidenced by relevant experience and coursework.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications.
  • While not mandatory, knowledge of foreign languages would be considered a beneficial asset.

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Flexible schedule (remote options available)
  • College Credit 
  • Stipend eligibility available

How to Apply

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume and/or University Transcript (will accept unofficial copies)
  • Three Professional References with email & phone number

Details

  • Date Posted: June 23, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Community Development