Law Student Internships
Become a Legal Services Coordinator
The region's law students help handle PVLA referrals by serving as Legal Service Coordinators.
Legal Services Coordinators gain great experience by interviewing arts clients, consulting with volunteer attorneys to refer clients, and managing and tracking the progress of the services provided by the PVLA program. Law students develop a knowledge of arts law, obtain client contact experience, and complete a writing or other organizational project.
The PVLA program hosts part-time Legal Services Coordinators each fall and spring semester. Most semesters there are between 10-12 positions available. Although the positions are part-time, the Legal Services Coordinators must commit to a regular schedule of at least six to eight hours each week.
During each summer the PVLA program hosts four full-time Legal Services Coordinators.
In some cases, the positions can be work study appointments.
All law students must have completed at least one year of law school prior to serving in a Legal Services Coordinator role. We look for law students who have the ability to communicate effectively and maintain a high level of professionalism while dealing with clients and volunteer attorneys. Some knowledge of arts-related legal issues is preferred.
PVLA has finished hiring for Fall 2012 but is taking applications for Spring 2013 law student interns. PVLA will accept summer internship applications February 3rd and will participate in the Philadelphia Area Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Job Fair. Area law students may register for PIPS through their law schools. Other law students may send questions or a cover letter and resume to PVLA Director Miriam DeChant, Esq., email@example.com.
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