Position Type: Internship
Compensation Type: Unpaid
About the Alliance:
The Alliance for Children’s Rights provides free legal services and advocacy to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth in LA County, enabling them to have safe, stable homes, healthcare, and the education they need to thrive. Clients include children in foster care, runaway and emancipating youth, relative and non-relative caregivers and children with educational, physical, and emotional disabilities. Alliance staff include lawyers, social workers, health care specialists, and advocates.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights in looking for a passionate undergraduate summer intern to work with our Transition Age Youth (TAY) program.
Transition-age foster youth face several legal barriers to self-sufficiency, including identity theft, juvenile records, and consumer fraud. The Alliance helps youth overcome these barriers through legal advocacy, case management, and know your rights education.
The intern will work closely with both the TAY program and work hands on with clients. The Intern will receive training on issues affecting the foster youth population and will work under the direction of TAY attorneys on some of the following types of tasks:
· Conducting client intake interviews and analyzing and assessing client needs.
· Obtaining, reviewing, and analyzing records from multiple sources (e.g., DCFS, medical providers, schools, etc.).
· Serving as primary client contact on selected cases.
· Attending weekly program case reviews.
· Improving oral and written advocacy skills.
· Cover letter must indicate why you are interested in this internship.
· All positions are unpaid and occur during business hours (9:00a to 5:30p M-F)
· Internships are unpaid, but course credit is offered
· Cover letter must indicate availability, i.e., hours/week with desired start/end date
· Summer internships are full time and competitive. No split schedules are considered.