Legal Clinic Internship

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The vision of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to build bridges between
new Americans and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VAHCC serves to connect
the outstanding potential of the Latino workforce to mainstream American commerce.
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in May 2000 as the first
statewide organization to empower Hispanics in the Virginia business community by
building economic, social, and cultural bridges between Virginia and its growing
Hispanic community. Since its commencement, the VAHCC has worked to foster an
environment that is conducive to business growth and benefits people with business
acumen, Hispanic or otherwise, through business and networking activities.
Our goals include:
• Growth and success of the VAHCC membership and Virginia Hispanic business
• To bridge the Hispanic and Commonwealth communities
• Advocacy, awareness, and integration of the Virginia Hispanic community
The VAHCC works with Hispanic Virginians and all those who wish to better the
community, partner with Hispanic business, and promote diversity. These include:
Virginia businesses and corporations; local, state, federal, and international entities;
non-profit organizations, and individuals. Ultimately, our organization seeks to achieve
significant visibility that will lead to becoming the organization of choice.
When you volunteer for the VAHCC, you do more than give your time and energy. You receive the appreciation
of a community while encouraging progress for Virginia. Working the VAHCC hosts a variety of opportunities
with in the fields of small business development, media production, non-profit management, and event
coordination, among many others. Many volunteer opportunities exist during our statewide events as well
as in our Richmond and Vienna offices.


The intern will be responsible for facilitation of legal clinics, including navigating clients
through the clinic. Interns will answer questions politely and professionally while assisting
with increasing the visibility of the program. Interns will occasionally act as translator for
clients and lawyers, therefore Spanish speaking skills are preferred.
• Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of each case
• Communicate effectively between lawyers, clients, chamber staff, and the public
• Submit legal clinics reports after each clinic
• Offer clients information on local non-profits they can access additional services
Additionally, all intern positions are expected to assist with administrative duties.


Majors in, but not limited to: Social Services, Sociology, Political Science
• Rising junior or senior
• Strong written and communication skills
• Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish
• Completed internship application
• Resume

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