Duration: Summer 2014
Important Note about Summer 2014 Internships: SELC typically takes between two and four law student interns each summer. We also occasionally take on interns who have never attended law school on a case-by-case basis. In recent years, we received an overwhelming number of applications and had a very difficult time managing follow-up. We welcome applications for Summer of 2014, but this year we will not respond to applications unless we plan to offer an interview or other follow-up. If you are interested in being involved in our work, generally, we welcome you to attend any of our many events, including Legal Cafes, workshops, and happy hours, in order to meet our staff members and make a personal connection.
Description: Interns will work under the supervision of SELC attorneys and other staff conducting legal research and developing resources to enable the growth of sustainable, localized, and just economies. Current or past interns have worked on projects such as:
- Planning legal workshops and advice clinics for farmers and food entrepreneurs;
- Drafting legislation for a statewide cottage food law and worker cooperative law;
- Developing tools and information to enable bartering, time banks, and local currencies;
- Developing a legal resource library for urban agriculture;
- Creating resources for worker-owned cooperatives and consumer cooperatives;
- Profiling models for resident-developed and economically sustainable housing;
- Researching securities laws affecting community-owned enterprises.
Please submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to Janelle Orsi, Janelle@theSELC.org.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.