Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Summer public benefits internship opportunity

SU Swedish Public Benefits Assistance Project

Position Sought: Volunteer Intern

Open to: All law students

Application Process: Email a resume and brief statement describing interest in the project.

Application Deadline: April 28, 2010.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week from June to August.

Contact: Diana Singleton, Director, Access to Justice Institute – singletd@seattleu.edu

The law school is partnering with Swedish Medical Center to assist their elderly patients with their public benefits applications. In collaboration with their social work and medical staff, a small team of legal interns will work under the supervision of a lawyer to provide assistance with public benefits applications. This assistance will help elderly patients be more successful in securing benefits and prevent the need for legal services. This is a collaborative project of the Public Interest Law Foundation, Access to Justice Institute, Law Clinic and Swedish Medical Center.