9 months ago


Job Title

Legal Intern

Job Location

United States

Job Overview

The Veteran Advocacy Project provides legal representation to low-income veterans and their families, with a focus on those living with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, substance use disorders, and other mental health issues. Our practice covers Housing Court, VA claims, public benefits, military discharge upgrades, and more. We are seeking 2Ls and 3Ls with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, demonstrated proficiency in legal research, and the ability to communicate well with others, including those living with mental illness.


Competitive hourly rate


  • Participate in outreach and client interviews
  • Represent veterans in administrative hearings when possible
  • Write legal memos
  • Assist in discharge upgrades or VA claims cases
  • Receive training and supervision
  • Provide legal services with a trauma-informed approach


  • Currently enrolled in a law school (2L or 3L)
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency in legal research
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals living with mental illness

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Law54%

  • Political Science And Government7%

  • Legal Assistant Paralegal3%

  • Economics2%

  • Psychology2%

  • 288 other majors29%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Department Of Justice
  • Federal Judiciary
  • US District Court
  • NYC
  • Legal Aid Society
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For New York, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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