The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Spring Legal Intern to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP’s mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. DVP seeks a Spring Legal Intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide assistance to Family Law attorneys in matters concerning orders of protection, custody, visitation and child/spousal support. This internship placement may be for any of the 5 boroughs.
Job Summary & Qualifications:
Currently attending Law School
Fluent in Spanish or another language is preferred
Interest and/or experience in working with survivors of domestic violence and trauma
Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Must be able to travel between boroughs
Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.
Assisting UJC DVP attorneys with direct representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence seeking legal relief in family court, matrimonial and/or immigration proceedings
Conduct client intakes, perform legal research/writing, assist attorneys in all aspects of their cases
Accompany attorneys in conducting Outreach and Community Education events
Maintain accurate and timely case files and documentation thereof of all contact and services
Collect and maintain data collection required for monthly, quarterly and yearly statistics.
Please write “SPRING LEGAL INTERN (FAMILY LAW)” in the subject heading.
We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Our mission at the Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation.