Voluntario

Proceso de solicitud para las prácticas de verano de Public Counsel

Los secretarios de verano Andrea Rodríguez Boutros, Da'Nasjah Nyirenda y Juan Espinoza Muñoz se encuentran con el miembro de la Junta Directiva de Public Counsel, Dan Grunfeld (segundo por la izquierda), tras recibir las becas de interés público Grunfeld/Regan 2019

Public Counsel tiene ocho interesantes proyectos legales que aceptan pasantes de verano que trabajarán en una variedad de servicios directos, defensa de políticas y proyectos de litigio de impacto. Nuestros proyectos incluyen:

  • A comprehensive children’s rights program that encompasses school climate and discipline, special education, adoptions, guardianships, and transition-age youth
  • A community development team that supports and protects affordable housing and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs
  • An immigrants’ rights group that assists undocumented victims of crime, domestic violence, persecution, and torture
  • A homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for public benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at risk of homelessness
  • A holistic legal initiative that addresses the specific needs of low-income women and girls
  • A complex consumer fraud division that focuses on litigation and policies to prevent consumer victimization, including sub-projects focused on bankruptcy and pro se assistance in federal cases
  • A veterans’ rights project that helps veterans and their caregivers overcome obstacles to obtaining VA benefits
  • An impact litigation department (Opportunity Under Law) that addresses economic injustices on a national level through strategic lawsuits and other means to accomplish systemic reform
  • Haga clic aquí para saber más sobre cada una de nuestras áreas de práctica

Public Counsel seeks summer interns who share our commitment to economic and racial justice. The large majority of Public Counsel’s clients are working-class people of color who have experienced a number of intersectional forms of oppression, often barring them from access to legal representation. We seek to have a group of interns who have a personal and/or professional understanding of these experiences. We are especially interested in receiving applications from historically underrepresented students in terms of race, economic background, and other characteristics, consistent with our active, ongoing commitment to increasing equity and inclusion within our organization.

Public Counsel’s 2023 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing Martes, Mayo 30, 2023, and ending Viernes, Agosto 4, 2023. Both 1L’s and 2L’s are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Aunque Public Counsel no proporciona financiación a los estudiantes de derecho para su programa de verano, asegúrese de consultar con el programa de interés público de su facultad de derecho para obtener más información sobre las becas y ayudas financieras disponibles que podrían apoyar sus prácticas de verano.    

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, transcript (or list of grades), and writing sample to Sandra Madera at EMAIL HERE. Please list up to three of the projects you would like to work with in order of preference in the body of the email you send with your application materials. It is helpful to describe in your cover letter the reasons for your interest in the project for which you are applying. Please be sure to include the following in the subject line of your e-mail: “Application for 2023 Public Counsel Summer Internship.”  Your application will not be considered if the requested application materials or your project preference are omitted.

The following projects are hiring law school summer interns:

  • Centro para el Avance de los Veteranos
  • Derechos del niño - Adopciones
  • Derechos del niño - Tutela
  • Children’s Rights – Education Rights
  • Derechos del niño - Jóvenes en edad de transición
  • Derechos del consumidor y justicia económica
  • Derechos del consumidor y justicia económica - Proyecto de asistencia al deudor
  • Proyecto de desarrollo comunitario (incluye el subproyecto de atención y educación temprana) 
  • Proyecto de ley de prevención de los sin techo
  • Immigrants’ Rights – Detention
  • Derechos de los inmigrantes - Menores no acompañados
  • Opportunity Under Law (impact litigation)
  • Derechos de las mujeres y las niñas

"Muchas personas necesitan urgentemente servicios jurídicos, pero no tienen los medios económicos para contratar a un abogado ni la experiencia necesaria para desenvolverse en las instituciones burocráticas. No se me ocurre una forma más gratificante de utilizar mis conocimientos jurídicos."

- Marie McTeague, abogada jubilada

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