February 14, 2020
Job Title: Paid Legal Internship
Position Type: Summer
Practice Areas: Human Rights, Non-Profit, Veterans
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact national veterans service organization based in Washington DC. Our mission is to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled due to the disabilities that resulted from their military service. NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® (“LSW”) program provides free legal representation, through a nationwide pro bono network of private law firms and corporate legal departments, to disabled active duty personnel and veterans and their families. LSW has assisted more than 2,400 disabled veterans through its pro bono network. The majority of the clients served through LSW have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or other mental health conditions that are related to military service.
NVLSP seeks a summer law student to assist with screening cases. The student will contact veterans for information needed during the screening process and will reach out to government offices to follow up on file requests. The student will review veterans’ medical and personnel files to determine merit for pro bono placement. For meritorious cases, the student will draft a screening memo setting forth the legal and factual basis for the claim. The student will also assist with organizing LSW’s clinics in the community, including speaking with interested veterans and publicizing the event.
The position is funded at $22/hour for 35 hours per week. We are also happy to host a law school funded internship.
Applications: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of 3 references to: Rochelle Bobroff, Director of Pro Bono Via e-mail: Rochelle@nvlsp.org.