Texas Access to Justice Commission Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Texas Access to Justice Commission Summer Internship Program.
Apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013.

The Access to Justice Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for law students to participate in an internship with non-profit providers of civil legal services located in areas without a local law school.  The goals are to encourage students help address the legal problems of underserved individuals and communities and to educate future attorneys about those problems.  Each law student will provide direct legal services to low-income clients under the supervision of accomplished lawyers, while learning about access to justice matters, legal decision-making, advocacy skills, attorney-client relationships, and legal institutions.  Each supervising attorney will provide the law student with a variety of experiences and assignments, including significant research and writing.

For the summer of 2013, the Commission will provide approximately 12 internships to law students. The internships will not be restricted solely to students attending law school in Texas; however priority will be given to students attending Texas law schools.

A stipend of $500/week (a lump sum of $5,000) will be provided to every student to help defray living expenses. Students will receive payment directly from the Texas Access to Justice Commission and will be issued a 1099 at the end of the year. The stipend is considered taxable income and students are responsible for ascertaining their own tax liability.

The internship’s duration is ten-weeks.  Each prospective intern will need to contact his/her desired legal services organization to secure placement and must include the organization’s name and the supervising attorney on his/her application.

Apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013.