This summer, FJTC in collaboration with the Florida Bar Foundation, is tackling the task of updating the listings of all of our Legal Aid partners and their pro bono opportunities for attorneys and volunteers on FloridaProBono.org. We would love to have the help of one or two enthusiastic interns, with a passion for access to justice in Florida and experience with technology. If you are aware a law student, college student, or graduate student with an interest in nonprofit work who would be excited to help with outreach to our wonderful Legal Aid community, please send them our way. Full description of our internship and applications instructions are below:
About Florida Justice Technology Center
Every year, millions of low-income people face serious legal problems. They might be victims of domestic violence, families facing foreclosure and eviction proceedings, or immigrants threatened with deportation. Without access to legal representation, their rights can be denied and their ability to cope and thrive seriously undermined.
Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase access to justice in Florida through the innovative use of technology. FJTC runs three statewide websites aimed at enhancing legal resources for low-income self-represented litigants, legal aid advocates and pro bono attorneys. In particular, FloridaProBono.org targets volunteer attorneys, pro bono organizations, and pro bono program coordinators; supporting their efforts to provide free one on one legal assistance to low income litigants.
FJTC, in collaboration with the Florida Bar Foundation, is undertaking sweeping updates and enhancements to Floridaprobono.org, intended to promote bono culture statewide by allowing attorneys to equip themselves to represent pro bono clients in unfamiliar areas of law. By lowering the obstacles to pro bono work for an increasing number of attorneys in Florida, FJTC aims to significantly decrease the existing gap in access to justice for Florida’s low income population.
FJTC is offering an unpaid volunteer engagement and project management internship for Summer 2016. The intern is encouraged to work remotely from their location of choice.
The internship is for 10-20 hours per week, for 8 to 10 weeks this summer. The main goal of the internship will be updating FloridaProBono.org opportunities guide, which includes all of the key legal aid organizations in Florida. The intern will develop an outreach plan for both listed and potential organizations, research organizations’ contact information and substantive legal resources, implement the outreach plan, and then update the guide and process feedback accordingly. In the latter part of the internship, the focus will shift to making improvements to the Opps Guide maintenance plan to maintain the guide’s integrity moving forward.
The internship will provide opportunities to develop project management, organization, research, and outreach skills. Upon completion of the project, the intern will have developed strong project management skills, demonstrated the capacity to undertake large-scale research and data gathering projects, and gained experience conducting outreach to national and local organizations.
Requirements & Qualifications
- College, law, or graduate student
- A demonstrated interest in nonprofit work and/or access to justice issues
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills
- Comfortable with and enthusiastic about computers and technology
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Comfortable working remotely and communicating via video and teleconference
Email a resume and brief cover letter by July 8, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: FloridaProBono Outreach Intern, Summer 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those offered interviews will be contacted.