Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Supervised by: Managing Attorney

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Legal Advocacy and Representation Program of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence currently seeks law school students who are pursuing a part-time internship, and have a demonstrated interest in public interest and immigrant rights work on behalf of Asian communities. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to social and racial justice while also possessing excellent research, writing, and communication skills.

ATASK’s LARP offers victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault holistic legal assistance in immigration, divorce, child custody and support, abuse prevention, tenant rights, consumer rights, and public benefits matters. Through legal advocacy, counseling and representation, the ATASK Legal Advocacy and Representation Program focuses on the legal and human rights of Asian immigrants to live free from violence and oppression by abusers.

Assignments in the aforementioned areas of law may include:

Conduct client intakes and interviews

Conduct factual and legal research
Draft complaints, pleadings, and affidavits in family law, abuse prevention, immigration and consumer law matters
Draft legal memos and/or briefs
Assemble VAWA, U, and / or T visa applications
Develop and present legal trainings or workshops to domestic violence advocates


Students will receive detailed feedback on their legal work product and engage in thoughtful discussions with their supervisor on relevant legal principles and policy affecting Asian/Asian-American/API constituents.

Students will be supervised and mentored by the LARP Managing Attorney, Simone Bui. Simone has spent the past 18 years working with Asian immigrant victims in the areas of immigration, family, abuse prevention and poverty law. During that time, she has supervised and mentored a diverse spectrum of students, including law school students.

To apply, email and cover letter and resume to:

Socheata

Legal Program Coordinator

socheata@atask.org

Supervised by: Shelter Co-Coordinators

Roles and Responsibility:

The role of the Shelter Intern is to provide support at the shelter. Responsibilities will include assisting the shelter staff in various activities and projects. Must be able to commit at least 9 months for 15-20 hours/week.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a client’s case under the close supervision by staff
  • Cover the hotline shift
  • Accompany clients to appointments
  • Assist clients with housing search, job search, directions, and anything else they may need
  • Teach life skills (transportation, grocery, computer, library, etc)
  • Plan in-house activities and/or field trips for women, children and families
  • Develop and conducting age appropriate activities for children that are not yet enrolled in daycare/school
  • Provide child care while residents are in meetings (evening) or at appointments
  • Provide office support (answer phones, file, errands)
  • Maintain playroom, donation room, supply room, and food pantry
  • Solicit donations as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*Note: Shelter Intern can be assigned to a specifically designed project.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to take the initiative, and to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to our agency’s mission of elimination of domestic violence and to strengthen Asian communities
  • A sense of humor

Email your application and resume to:

Sonam Lhaden

Shelter Co-Coordinator

sonam@atask.org



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