Internship — Medical-Legal Partnerships
About the program:
The Medical-Legal Partnerships legal team works onsite with health care clinicians to promote physical, mental, and emotional health through integrated legal care. Our MLPs are based on the national MLP model of increasing access to justice while mitigating socio-legal determinants of health—such as lack of access to care, financial and food insecurity, housing instability, and personal uncertainty—by embedding legal professionals with the health care team to detect, address, and prevent health-harming legal needs for patients and communities.
The type of work you'll be doing:
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.
What you can expect to learn:
Where we live, grow, work, play, worship, and age affects our health, and so do the systems that inform those spaces. This internship will teach you how to think in concrete terms about meeting the social needs of individuals in a way that affects health and addresses larger community health disparities.
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.
Who you'll be reporting to:
Keegan Warren-Clem, JD, LLM, Managing Attorney of Medical-Legal Partnerships at Texas Legal Services Center
Spring 2020 Semester/Summer 2020 Semesters