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Position Dates:

Training: Tentative for Saturday, May 16th or Sunday, May 17th

Two Start Dates: Monday, May 11th and May 18th

End Date: Friday, August 14th

Monday-Friday 9-5pm;

 

Hourly Rate: $13.00

 

Position Requirements/Preferred Skills:

  • Candidates must be eligible for the Federal Work Study Program
  • Candidates bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole are strongly encouraged to apply (must be able to interpret with ease)
  • Position requires a high school diploma and at least 2 years of office experience or customer service
  • Candidates must be able to work independently, be proactive, have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as multitask and prioritize
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary
  • Computer literacy is necessary. Microsoft applications including Excel and familiarity with databases (Time Matters) is highly desirable

 

Position Details:

An intern working over the summer will have to:

  • Answer all incoming calls, direct callers to their destinations: if callers are seeking legal assistance in areas we do not practice or are not open for intake refer to the appropriate agency
  • Bilingual interns: interpret client meetings/interviews at the Bureau and at Court (no court certification is needed as the intern will not translate inside the courtroom)
  • Direct visitors to their destinations and answer visitor inquiries about HLAB services
  • Sort mail and send out daily emails with detailed descriptions
  • Assist summer legal interns as needed for common office tasks in preparation for court appearances or trials
  • Once we open for Intake: preliminary screening for callers seeking legal assistance in the areas we are open for intake
  • Filing and Records keeping
  • Data entry as well as performing a variety of other office tasks, such as copying, scanning and organizing supplies and case files
  • Court runs – Retrieving and submitting court records
  • Opportunity for after-hours volunteer work with community organizations and Project No One Leaves

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning about local legal aid agencies
  • Working in a fast-paced environment
  • Screening (calls and case files)
  • Interviewing skills
  • Law terminology in Spanish (and other relevant languages)
  • Court observations of family and housing cases

 

Interested Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to:

Melissa Minaya                                  P: 617-496-6013

mminaya@law.harvard.edu                F: 617-496-2687