Internships

Get real-world experience while helping us tackle real-world problems. Internships with Texas Legal Services Center put you on the frontlines of access to justice—helping Texas' most vulnerable populations get the vital legal help they need.

There are two types of internships available at Texas Legal Services Center: traditional in-office intern opportunities and serving our clients through the TexasLawHelp.org LiveChat. Our office is in Austin, located just south of Lady Bird Lake on IH 35. However, law students across the state can remotely volunteer on TexasLawHelp.org LiveChat, working from anywhere with a reliable internet connection.

If you're interested in working on the TexasLawHelp.org LiveChat project, email livechat@tlsc.org with an attached resume. 

Internship — Access and Visitation Hotline

This is a great experience for those interested in pursuing legal careers because you're working directly with clients. You'll learn to think quickly on your feet, dissect situations to determine legal needs, translate legal information into language that clients can easily understand, and receive a general overview of family law. But you'd also learn less sexy — but equally important — skills like client communications, phone/speaking skills, conflict resolution, and general office procedures. All of which are very advantageous when beginning your professional career.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an accredited higher education institution — with a special preference for those studying law, civil service, social work, or those pursuing their paralegal certification.

Internship — Legal Hotline for Texans

You'll be exposed to the gamut of civil law but will have a deeper understanding of the range of practice areas that affect seniors with lower-income. The main areas you will learn are end-of-life planning, estate planning, accessing public benefits, and housing. In addition to researching the above, you'll learn how to expand your research skills beyond simply Westlaw and Lexes. 

You can expect to learn composure in a professional office setting, how to speak directly with clients, and how to problem-solve legal issues in real-time. You will also hone your professional writing skills. 

Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an accredited law school or paralegal certification program.

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