Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Job Title

SPRING 2018 INTERNSHIPS - Legal Advocacy Department

Job Description

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House has openings for Spring 2018 law student interns with our Legal Advocacy Department.  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 123-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services--social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness--which significantly improve the lives of 15,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan.  Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, adult learners and thousands more.  For information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website at www.lenoxhill.org.

 

Our Legal Advocacy Department provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to low-income individuals and families on the East Side of Manhattan.  Our legal staff of twenty-three assists  low-income individuals and families with diverse civil legal matters such as tenants’ rights/eviction prevention, access to health care (Medicaid/Medicare/Child Health Plus/Health Plan Enrollment on the NYS of Health Marketplace), government benefits and advance directives.  We operate through a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to legal representation, such that our clients not only receive assistance with their civil legal needs, but also have access to social workers, psychiatrists, ESOL classes and other services within our organization.  This synergy of legal advocacy and social services creates a powerful tool to achieve social and legal justice for those in need. 

 

Our legal interns will gain experience conducting client interviews and intakes, helping clients secure government benefits and other income supports, researching relevant legal issues, drafting documents, and assisting attorneys with active housing, health care and government benefit matters in court and other forums.  Legal interns will attend trainings and participate in workshops.  The internship is unpaid.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:    Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest issues and an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of our clients; excellent oral, written and analytical skills are required. Spanish proficiency is a plus. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Salary Information

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references to legalintern@lenoxhill.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.


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