Legal Advocacy and Representation Program Intern
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
About the organization
ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. We provide services in Greater Boston and Greater Lowell and offer limited assistance in other cities throughout Massachusetts and New England. We currently provide services in 18 Asian languages and dialects. Our mission is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors. ATASK is committed to serving survivors of domestic violence representing all ages, ability levels, education levels, race, national origin, cultures, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
Since 1994, ATASK has operated New England’s only multilingual emergency shelter, as well as advocacy services, education programs, and outreach for Asian domestic violence survivors. With over forty distinct Asian languages and cultures represented in the Greater Boston and Lowell areas, linguistically and culturally accessible
The Legal Advocacy and Representation Program of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence currently seeks law school students who are pursuing a part-time internship, and have a demonstrated interest in public interest and immigrant rights work on behalf of Asian communities. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to social and racial justice while also possessing excellent research, writing, and communication skills. ATASK’s LARP offers victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault holistic legal assistance in immigration, divorce, child custody and support, abuse prevention, tenant rights, consumer rights, and public benefits matters. Through legal advocacy, counseling and representation, the ATASK Legal Advocacy and Representation Program focuses on the legal and human rights of Asian immigrants to live free from violence and oppression by abusers.
Assignments in the aforementioned areas of law may include:
Conduct client intakes and interviews
Conduct factual and legal research
Draft complaints, pleadings, and affidavits in family law, abuse prevention, immigration and consumer law matters
Draft legal memos and/or briefs
Assemble VAWA, U, and / or T visa applications
Develop and present legal trainings or workshops to domestic violence advocates
Students will receive detailed feedback on their legal work product and engage in thoughtful discussions with their supervisor on relevant legal principles and policy affecting Asian/Asian-American/API
Must currently be enrolled in law school.
Contact email: [email protected]
In your application, please include a resume and cover letter.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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