DAP Summer Intern- Ithaca

 

DISABILITY ADVOCACY PROJECT (“DAP”) SUMMER INTERNSHIP

LawNY Ithaca Office

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are currently seeking law students for a Summer 2020 internship in our Ithaca office to provide assistance with cases in the Disability Advocacy Project (“DAP”). Our DAP attorneys and advocates provide assistance to clients who have been denied claims for their Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

 

Duties for this position may include but are not limited to: obtaining medical and psychiatric records from health care providers; contacting clients to ensure they are up to date on case status; printing and organizing records from the Social Security Administration’s Electronic Records Express file; drafting pre-hearing memorandum; providing screening and intake for low-income persons seeking civil legal assistance; assisting staff attorneys in providing legal services to clients; legal research; participating in special projects. Interns receive in-depth training and ongoing support and supervision. Normal office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM M-F. We suggest a minimum commitment of 20 hours/week over 10 weeks, starting June 1, 2020.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be law students or recent law school graduates. Applicants also must have excellent advocacy and writing skills, and must be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

 

COMPENSATION:

This is an unpaid internship. LawNY supports student applications for funding from schools and organizations. 

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Kelly McGovern, Director of  Pro Bono Affairs, at doprobono@lawny.org by March 1, 2020. In your cover letter, please indicate any preference for internship schedule.  

 

LawNY is an equal opportunity employer, and LawNY encourages applications from diverse candidates. LawNY welcomes applications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other consideration protected by law.  

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