Intern with CWEALF!
Interns at CWEALF help to promote our mission by participating in a number of programs and activities. Internships are available during the school year and in the summer. Most internships are unpaid and require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week. Interns at CWEALF have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including:
- Development & Fundraising
- Legal Education
- Public Policy & Advocacy
- Research & Evaluation
- Public Relations & Outreach
- Event Planning
Interns are assigned projects depending on their skills and interests, their program requirements, and CWEALF priority activities. In addition to specific projects, interns assist with general office work such as correspondence, data entry, helping with mailings and other work as necessary.
CWEALF interns should have strong communication, writing and computer skills. Interns are expected to demonstrate general work-related skills such as punctuality, responsibility, and thoroughness.
How to Apply
To apply for a specific internship, please review any internship postings and requirements below, then download and complete the Intern Information Form. If there are no positions posted, you may still fill out and submit the Intern Information Form along with a resume and short writing sample. You can return applications to CWEALF via email, fax or mail.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: (860) 524-0705
- Mail: One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-300 Hartford, CT 06106
Questions? Contact Denise Rhone via email or at (860) 247-6090
2016-2017 Academic Year Internships
The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year graduate or undergraduate student who is passionate about equality and justice to support its Legal Education Program as an Advocacy Fellow. CWEALF primarily serves low-income women and families needing assistance with legal and social service issues in family law, employment and education discrimination, and civil rights. Our Legal Education Program is comprised of an Information & Referral Line, bilingual Community Advocacy, and Community Education. CWEALF conducts individualized Community Advocacy primarily in Hartford and New Haven, and occasionally as needed throughout the state, to help remove barriers and to educate and prepare individuals who are navigating legal and social service systems. The Legal Education Program provides information and referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network and to other community organizations.
Responsibilities of the Advocacy Fellow include, but are not limited to:
- Support CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate by meeting with clients one-on-one, inside and outside of the office, in Hartford and/or New Haven, as well as inputting client efforts into the database.
- Conduct intake with clients regarding their legal issues; conduct follow-up efforts including referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network, state agencies, legal aid, and community organizations.
- Maintain close contact with CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate regarding the status of clients’ needs and cases.
- Answer calls made to CWEALF’s Information and Referral (I&R) service.
- Participate in evaluation efforts for advocacy clients including gathering feedback about CWEALF’s services and ascertaining the outcomes of their situation.
- Fluency in Spanish, verbal and written
- Cultural sensitivity, compassion, and understanding
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow-through
- Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of legal resources and community supports in the state, especially in Hartford and New Haven strongly preferred
- Demonstrated case management skills strongly preferred
- Experience with family law issues strongly preferred
- Must be available Mondays in New Haven from 10-3 and have availability during 9:00-5:00 office hours in Hartford for 10-20 total hours per week for at least 6-12 months (specific dates flexible)
- Opportunity to earn college credit
Legal Education Intern
The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a graduate or undergraduate intern who is passionate about equality and justice to support our Legal Education Program. Our Legal Education program works to guarantee equal access to justice through our Information and Referral (I&R) line, Advocacy, and Community Education.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responding to calls and emails made to our Information & Referral (I&R) service, where we provide legal information, as well as sending information booklets.
- Assisting with I&R trainings and meetings.
- Participating in evaluation efforts for our Legal Education program including gathering feedback from clients, volunteer attorneys, and partner organizations.
- Promoting and assisting with implementation of community education workshops.
- Updating and assisting with our legal informational booklets as well as our attorney database.
- Strong organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Spanish speaking skills a plus
- Must be available during 9-5 office hours for 12-15 hours per week for the fall and spring terms (September 2016 – May 2017, specific dates flexible)
- Opportunity to earn college credit