Legal interns and Volunteers
FALL/WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER LEGAL INTERN/FELLOW
The fight for affordable housing in New York City has reached a major breaking point. Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market.
The Safety Net Project provides free legal services to low and no-income households at legal clinics located at food pantries, soup kitchens, and community health centers throughout New York City. We advise, assist, and represent New York City’s most vulnerable members to minimize evictions, ensure tenants obtain necessary repairs to their apartments, and those eligible for crucial public benefits receive them.
Job Short Description:
SNP seeks law students for legal internships as they become available. Legal Interns/Fellows will:
- Support SNP’s Staff Attorneys as they litigate matters in Housing Court
- Engage in Legal Research and Writing
- Conduct client intakes and outreach; Correspond with social service agencies to support client’s cases; attend building-wide and/or client meetings; deliver files, checks, documents to staff attorneys in court.
This position is unpaid, but we will provide whatever support we can to help students obtain financial support from their legal institutions.
FALL RECRUITMENT: MAY – AUGUST
SPRING RECRUITMENT: SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER
SUMMER RECRUITMENT: FEBRUARY – APRIL
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Sanai Merrick at SNPhiring@urbanjustice.org with the subject line “SNP Legal Internship.”
The Safety Net Project is an equal opportunity employer. SNP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.
The Safety Net Project advocates for safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance for underserved and marginalized communities in New York City. We combine legal services, policy advocacy, new media campaigns, and community organizing to advance the movement for economic justice.
The Urban Justice Center serves New York City’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 12 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.
NEED HELP FINDING COUNSEL?
SNP provides free legal services to low and no income New Yorkers with housing or public benefits issues. Click below for our legal clinic schedules.
We welcome your questions and comments
Main Office40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006
The Safety Net Project does not conduct client intake at our Rector Street Office. For information about our services and walk-in clinics, check out our legal clinic schedules.