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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 FormIf there are no openings and/or you wish to send an unsolicited application, please specify what program you interested in. Please also include a resume and short writing sample. 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

 

2018 Summer Internship Openings

All summer internships have been filled. 

 

2018-2019 Academic Year Internship Openings (2)

Bilingual Advocacy Fellow 

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 and education 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 a full academic or calendar year as a Bilingual Advocacy Fellow. As a part of our Legal Education Program, CWEALF conducts one-on-one legal advocacy primarily in Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven. 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. The Fellowship has an opportunity to earn a $5,000 stipend and/or college credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate clients on their legal rights
  • Conduct intake with clients about their issues and conduct follow-up including referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network, state agencies, legal aid, and community organizations.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate about the status of clients’ needs and cases.
  • Participate in Legal Education evaluation efforts, including the input of client information in our database, surveys and follow-up calls to clients.
  • Promote the services of the Bilingual Community Advocate and assist with community outreach efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • Available and able to transport to New Haven on Mondays  from 10-3 with additional availability during the week in our Hartford office (specific days flexible)
  • Commitment of an entire calendar or academic year
  • Reliable transportation

To apply please send resume, cover letter and intern form to drhone@cwealf.org. Applications are reviewed beginning early summer and will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Legal Education Intern

CWEALF seeks an 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. Training is provided and no prior legal experience required. This internship directly helps people in the community and has an opportunity to earn college credit. 

Responsibilities:

  • Answering calls and emails made to our Information & Referral (I&R) service where we provide legal information and referrals to people throughout Connecticut.
  • Participating in evaluation efforts for our Legal Education program including gathering feedback from clients, volunteer attorneys, and partner organizations.
  • Promoting and assisting with the implementation of Community Education and Outreach.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow-through
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Compassionate and ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Spanish speakers strongly encouraged to apply

Requirements:

  • Must be available between 9-2 for at least 12 hours per week in our Hartford office. Specific dates and schedule flexible
  • Preference is given to candidates who can commit to a full academic year 

To apply please send resume, cover letter and intern form to drhone@cwealf.org. Applications are reviewed beginning early summer and will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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