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KIDS LEGAL Internship

KIDS LEGAL is a project within Pine Tree Legal Assistance specializing in legal services that address the needs of low-income children and youth in Maine. We prioritize cases that have a positive impact on the safety, stability, and educational achievement of children and youth.

KIDS LEGAL offers internship and externship opportunities throughout the year for law students. Students will work with attorneys and advocates to respond to the educational and basic needs of low-income children.  This position is a great introduction to public interest, poverty law, and education law.  Student responsibilities will include client intake, client communication, case management, research, records requests, records review, and other case work. Students may have the opportunity to observe staff in administrative and court proceedings as well as in special education meetings and proceedings.  

KIDS LEGAL internships are available in the Portland office. Direct-service experience and a demonstrated interest in youth and social justice issues preferred. Interested students should send a resume and cover to:

Courtney Beer, Esq.
KIDS LEGAL
88 Federal Street
P.O. Box 547
Portland ME 04112
cbeer@ptla.org

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but priority is given to applications for first semester internships by August 1st, second semester internships by January 1st, and summer positions received by March 15th. This position will be housed in our Portland office.

Law student applicants interested in pursuing a MAPIL or NAPIL fellowship should contact us to discuss their fellowship proposal at least one month in advance of the law school's application deadline.