Philadelphia VIP – Fall 2020 Legal Internships – June 26

Posted by Philadelphia VIP on April 21, 2020

***One legal internship position available for the fall semester so we are extending our deadline to June 26.***

Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services to low-income clients.

Position Summary:

VIP seeks highly motivated, second- or third-year law students to serve as legal interns during the fall semester supporting VIP’s work in the many areas where our clients face critical legal needs, including: family law (custody, support, divorce, adoption), homeownership/tangled title (probate, quiet title, and deed transfers), debt collection, guardianship, tort defense, and estate planning. Our legal interns function as valued members of the VIP team. With attentive attorney supervision and training, interns gain valuable skills that will help them launch careers in any sector of the legal profession or in non-profit leadership.

Key Qualifications:

  • Passion for access to justice for underserved communities and commitment to VIP’s volunteer-based service model; experience with low-income populations is a plus
  • Prior volunteer work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail; Spanish fluency a plus (not required)

Learn more and apply: (scroll down for frequently asked questions)

E-mail cover letter and resume to Joe Durkin, Program Coordinator, No calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of June 26, 2020.

What to include in your cover letter: We invite you to include a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of VIP’s staff team and legal practice.

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