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.

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. You'll  also learn 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.

Location: Austin

Internship — TexasLawHelp.org LiveChat

Within the LiveChat feature, you'll help visitors navigate the site and find relevant information for their legal issue. You will be using your legal knowledge to triage their legal situation then direct them to appropriate site resources like forms, clinics, legal aid organizations, and legal toolkits. As students, you will not be providing legal advice since no attorney-client relationship would be formed. A Texas Legal Services Center attorney will be on hand to review your work and be of help.

 

You'll learn how to interact with clients experiencing urgent legal needs directly and quickly collect facts, spot issues, and provide the appropriate legal information/resources. You'll gain exposure to the practical realities of the day-to-day practice of law along with a wide-range of civil practice areas, like family, consumer, housing, and estate law. 

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

Location: Remote. You may work anywhere that has a reliable internet connection.

Internship — Medical-Legal Partnerships

Play an important role in ensuring that patients have access to high-quality legal assistance in the clinical setting on cases that impact health and safety, shelter, economic security, and personal stability.

This patient-facing position offers the opportunity to learn about the connections between law and health in the clinical setting. Assignments may include assisting with case management, public health and legal research, presentation design, patient-client interviewing, and even legal drafting.

Qualifications: We think it takes a village, and that professional isolation is inefficient. Previous interns have been law students or paralegal students, of course, but others have been pre-law or pre-med, studying health and society, biology, neuroscience, and public health. If you're interested in health, we're probably interested in at least having a conversation with you.

Location: Austin (People's Community Clinic)

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