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Summer 2015 Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Internship(paid)

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3LE

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a law student for its Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Fellowship.  Second year law students are preferred, although first year students will be considered. The intern will work on a special project identified by the Poverty Law Project.  The internship will provide an opportunity to be part of an exciting, friendly, pro-active legal services program as well as the chance to gain a wide range of experience.  This may include direct representation of domestic violence victims under student practice rules, helping to draft pro se information regarding family court, drafting information for our website, and participating in meetings with public and/or non-profit organizations.  The position will be located in Springfield, VT.  Applicants must have a car.  This position last for 10 weeks and has a $4,000 stipend.

All applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in legal services or public interest law. Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references by March 31st to:

Job Id: 33333
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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Public Interest Advocacy Fellow

 1LE,  2LE, 3LE, 4LE

Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) is a nonprofit, public-interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against federal and state governments through promotion of whistleblower reward laws and programs. TAFEF works to counter fraud in fields and industries such as Medicare and Medicaid, defense contracting, educational loans, housing and other publicly-financed programs, as well as in the tax, securities and commodities areas. For more information about TAFEF, see http://www.taf.org.

This one-year fellowship is a tremendous opportunity for a recent college graduate who is contemplating a career in the legal field. The fellow will assist in-house and TAFEF-member attorneys with research projects related to the qui tam provisions of the federal and state False Claims Act laws, and the IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs. The position is full-time with an annual salary of $30,000, plus full benefits. 

Job Id: 33327
Deadline: April 10, 2015
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