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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: 

      
  • Communications

  • Development & Fundraising
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  • Legal Education
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  • Public Policy & Advocacy
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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 CWEALF Intern Information Form. You can return applications to CWEALF via email or mail. 

  • Email: drhone@cwealf.org
  • Mail: 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-300 Hartford, CT 06106

 Questions? Contact Denise Rhone via email or at (860) 610-6049.

 

2019-2020 Academic Year Internship Openings 

Legal Education Intern

The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a nonprofit that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.

Our Legal Education Program increases access to legal justice in Connecticut. We primarily serve low-income women and families with legal and social service issues in family law, employment discrimination, and civil rights. We empower individuals with legal information and connect them to low-cost attorneys and social services to meet their needs holistically.

CWEALF seeks a student or individual who is passionate about equality and justice and can commit to the full 2020 spring semester as a Legal Education Intern. In this role you will educate and prepare individuals to successfully navigate legal and social service systems. Training is provided and no prior legal experience required. This is an unpaid internship with an opportunity to earn college credit and hands on experience. Desired start date is January 2020 (or sooner), with some in-person training sessions to take place December 2019 (or sooner).

Responsibilities:

  • Answer calls and emails made to our Information & Referral (I&R) service where we provide legal information, educate clients on their legal rights, and provide and referrals to attorneys and community agencies throughout Connecticut.
  • Conduct intake with clients and input client demographic and legal issues onto online software.
  • Participate in evaluation efforts for our Legal Education program including gathering feedback from clients, volunteer attorneys, and partner organizations.
  • Promote and assist with implementation of community outreach, including attending outreach events as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow through
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills
  • Cultural sensitivity, compassion, and understanding
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Spanish speakers encouraged to apply

Requirements:

  • Available between the hours of 9am - 4pm at our Hartford office for at least 12 hours per week. Schedule and specific dates flexible 
  • Reliable transportation


To apply please send resume, cover letter and completed CWEALF Intern Information Form to drhone@cwealf.org.  

CWEALF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at drhone@cwealf.org if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application. CWEALF offers a workplace culture that values communication, kindness, respect, and a commitment to intersectional feminism and social justice.

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