Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps Member

Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps Program

About the organization

The Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps program helps empower low to moderate income Montanans advocate for their legal rights and increase access to justice. The Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps program is a great opportunity for individuals such as yourself, to help others while gaining experience in the legal realm and building connections with other professionals across the state. Our alumni have been hired at the organizations they served with, secured dream jobs because of the connections they made throughout their service, or decided to go to law or grad school.
Members receive a living allowance, health insurance, relocation allowance, and an education award upon successful completion of service hours. Members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance and interest loan repayment while serving.

Duties

AmeriCorps members perform a variety of duties including working with clients, providing legal information and referrals, helping attorneys with case management, developing outreach materials and presentations, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, helping survivors of domestic violence access services, and much more. Legal experience is not necessary and all members will be trained in various skills and topics. AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance, health insurance, and an education award at the end of completing a successful term.

Positions are located throughout Montana including Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Butte, and Kalispell. Sites include Montana Legal Services Association, the Court Help Program of the Montana Supreme Court - Self Help Law Centers, Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services, Office of Child and Family Ombudsman, Montana Fair Housing, YWCA, and Legal Services Developer Program, Aging Services.

Qualifications

Applicants must be over 18 with at least a high school diploma or GED and must pass a national service criminal history check. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request.

Salary

16000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

If interested, these are the things that we need to start the interview process:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. JFM Application (can be found on our website – www.justiceformontanans.org)

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