Law Students — Intern with Open Hands!

LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP. Open Hands Legal Services offers law student internships throughout the year.  The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to support the provision of free legal services in a collaborative Christian social services setting and throughout New York City. Position description.   The intern will work with Open Hands to provide Christ-centered, holistic legal services to low-income New Yorkers.  The intern will conduct legal research, regular client intake and, under attorney supervision, he/she will provide clients with legal advice in areas relating to landlord-tenant law, consumer law, family law, and re-entry, among other things.

Qualifications.  The applicant should either be enrolled in law school or have already graduated.  He/she must have an interest in social justice and legal issues, and serving low-income New Yorkers in a fast-pasted and energetic start-up environment.  He/she should have excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, be responsible, flexible and hard working.  Interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday) over a 10 to 12 week internship period.

About Open Hands.  Open Hands Legal Services’ purpose is to transform all lives through the power of justice and hope.  We are a faith-based legal services organization that provides free legal services and spiritual support to the poor and indigent in New York City.   We are lean, aggressive in our desire to effect justice and change lives and are passionate about providing hope and stability to individuals and communities.  More information is available at

Open Hands’ internship program provides students with a rich learning experience, but does not provide monetary compensation.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest (no longer than one page) to  Please write “Open Hands Law Student Intern Application” in the subject line of the e-mail.  For fall 2015, one position is available.  Applications are accepted – and decisions will be made – on a rolling basis.   We will respond to those candidates we wish to interview.