API Chaya – Legal Intern, Fall 2018-19, Deadline 5/30


Position:
  Legal Intern
Open to: All law students
Time Commitment:  A minimum of six months commitment works best for our organization. This internship runs between approximately September 2018 and June 2019.  An intern should be able to commit 10-20 hours a week, for a total of 250-500 hours.
Location: Downtown Seattle
Compensation: A $2500 stipend is provided
Recommended Skills/Prerequisites: Preference for bilingual applicants, particularly in Asian, South Asian or Pacific Island languages. Preference for applicants who have experience or familiarity with the issues we address and communities we serve, as well as previous legal experience. Have taken family law and immigration law courses or who will be taking these subjects in the course of the internship.
Type of Supervision and Training: The intern is required to complete extensive training on domestic violence and sexual assault before working with survivors.
Application Process:  Submit a cover letter and resume to arpan@apichaya.org
Application Deadline:  May 30, 2018
Contact: arpan@apichaya.org

API Chaya Legal Internship

The Legal Intern’s duties will include:

  • Supporting advocates to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking with legal matters (immigration law, family law, protection orders and criminal law)
  • Accompanying program participants to Protection Order hearings
  • Working with local legal aid organizations to better serve survivors
  • Working in partnership with pro-bono attorneys assisting program participants
  • Possibility of community organizing/engagement opportunities for interns working more hours
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired qualifications

  • Bilingual, particularly in Asian, South Asian, or Pacific Island languages
  • Experience or familiarity with the issues we address and communities we serve, as well as previous legal experience
  • Have taken courses on family law and immigration law or will be taking these subjects in the course of the internship

The Intern will work approximately 10-20 hours/week and will be required to complete extensive training on domestic violence and sexual assault before working with survivors.

Time Frame: A minimum of six months commitment works best for our organization. This internship runs between September 2018 and June 2019. An intern should be able to commit 10-20 hours a week, for a total of 250-500 hours.

Compensation: A $2500 stipend is provided, funded by the South Asian Bar Association of WA. Applicants must be pursuing degrees or career paths in legal work or currently enrolled in law school. If students make a commitment of 2 quarters/semesters, they may independently explore the possibility of receiving a stipend for one quarter/semester and arrange for school credit for the other.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to arpan@apichaya.org by May 30, 2018.

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