Law school interns
Job Description and Responsibilities:
Standpoint provides legal advice, technical assistance, and training to victims of domestic and sexual violence, their advocates, and their attorneys, including an annual New Laws training. This two-day training – offered in multiple locations across rural Minnesota and in the metro – requires substantial research and preparation. We rely heavily on interns to research and summarize the new state and federal statutes and caselaw that impact victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Throughout the year, Standpoint is regularly asked to provide legal opinions on difficult issues, requiring in-depth legal research in a variety of areas – including criminal and family law. Because we are such a small agency, we rely on interns to help us with the crucial legal research that informs our legal opinions. This research may be applied to a district court or appellate brief, a memo regarding a legislative proposal, or even local concerns experienced by domestic or sexual violence programs.
Standpoint staff attorneys provide supervision to interns as they gain significant legal research and writing experience. Interns are initially asked to do this work in the office, but depending on the project’s supervision needs, there may eventually be opportunities to work remotely.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter discussing their interest in and qualifications for position and resume to:
ATTN: Hiring Committee
1611 Park Ave. South, Suite # 2
Minneapolis, MN 55404