Fall Internship – Boston – MLAC and the Equal Justice Coalition

Fall 2019 Internship – Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) and
Equal Justice Coalition (EJC)

Do you care about equal access to justice for all Massachusetts residents? Do you want to learn about civil legal services, state government, legislative advocacy, and more? MLAC and the EJC seek an intern for the fall semester. MLAC provides funding to civil (non-criminal) legal services organizations that help low-income people. The EJC works with a variety of partners to advocate for increased state funding for legal aid. An internship with the EJC and MLAC can provide valuable experience in research, writing, advocacy, project management, and data administration.

Minimum time commitment required is 20 hours per week during regular business hours.

Internship Description
– Work on a variety of projects with MLAC and EJC staff, including print and electronic publications, advocacy materials, social media, and research.
– Attend coalition and strategy meetings, legislative briefings and budget hearings with EJC staff and take notes as needed.
– Work with Communications staff to monitor news on issues related to the work of MLAC and the EJC and draft website stories and social media posts.
– Assist with overall administrative duties vital to advocacy, such as data entry, mass mailings, maintaining website and social media presence, updating lists and Salesforce database, and data compilation.

Qualifications:
1) Undergraduate or graduate student
2) Demonstrated interest in social equity and/or access to justice issues
3) Interest in working with diverse constituencies
4) Excellent research and writing skills
5) Self-motivated and detail-oriented
6) Excellent organizational skills
7) Computer proficiency, particularly Microsoft Office

How to apply

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Tenzin Bayul at tbayul@mlac.org. Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted on a rolling basis. The internship will begin in September and will entail a time commitment of at least 20 hours per week for 12-18 weeks at our office, located near the Government Center T stop. Exact start date and work days/hours are flexible.

The internship is unpaid. Interns will gain valuable experience in legislative advocacy, communications, event planning, and non-profit administration and have the opportunity to engage with prominent members of the civil legal aid community.

MLAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of MLAC’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply. Learn more about us at www.mlac.org.