Legal Internship/Externship Program



The Connecticut Fair Housing Center offers students the opportunity to gain experience working on litigation and policy research at a non-profit law firm dedicated to ensuring equal access to housing opportunities. InternshipInterested law students should apply, as below.

Depending on need and interest, students will work on either housing discrimination or foreclosure prevention and fair lending cases, or they will be assigned to other special projects as needed. Students demonstrating a commitment to social justice and civil rights issued are encouraged to apply. Students representing diverse backgrounds also are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

All work is done under the supervision of an attorney. Responsibilities will include some or all of the following: researching fair housing and foreclosure legal issues related to claims before state and federal agencies and courts; developing outreach and educational materials and conducting presentations for community organizations; interviewing potential clients, evaluating claims and making recommendations regarding suitability of cases for representation; and drafting complaints, attending hearings and settlement negotiations and assisting in preparation of witnesses.Interns also work on legal policy research on issues of discrimination and access to opportunity.

Schedule:
Schedules are flexible, but the Center generally seeks a weekly commitment of 10-15 hours during the school year and 30-35 hours during the summer.

To Apply:
Please email your resume to: pheller@ctfairhousing.org.
Applications also will be accepted via fax at (860) 247-4236 or mailed to:

Pamela Heller, Staff Attorney
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
221 Main Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

If you would like to receive academic credit, please check with your school for requirements and approval. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions, call the Center at (860) 560-8197.