Thursday, July 21, 2016

Executive Office Internship Opportunity at the Legal Services Corporation

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
LSC's Executive Office consists of the President, the Vice President for Grants Management, the Chief of Staff, the Special Assistant to the President and the Project Coordinator. The Executive Office oversees the implementation of policies set by LSC's Board of Directors, and manages the Corporation's operations, including the planning, development and implementation of all major LSC initiatives.
The primary objectives of the internship are for the intern to:
  1. Conduct research that supports LSC's goals and mission;
  2. Work independently and collaboratively on projects assigned from Executive team members;
  3. Learn time management skills while working on multiple time-sensitive projects; and
  4. Participate in a broad range of activities that give the intern exposure to all offices across LSC.
The ideal applicant will be dependable, self-motivated, professional, hard-working, and disciplined. He or she will have excellent research and communication skills, be attentive to details, have the ability to write clearly and concisely, and will be able to work both independently and collaboratively. The successful candidate will exercise sound judgment and be an effective problem-solver, intellectually curious, and committed to LSC's mission to promote equal access to justice. A sense of humor is highly desirable.
The intern's principal duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Conducting internet-based and other research, including data driven analysis;
  2. Working with extensive Excel spreadsheets (related to budgets, grantee data, and other reports);
  3. Drafting and editing correspondence, reports, and other documents;
  4. Assisting with planning of LSC's Board of Directors' quarterly meetings and periodic committee meetings; and
  5. Performing various administrative functions.
This position is paid hourly. Hourly rate is based on class year: $11.50-$14.50 for undergraduates and $15.50-$17.50 for graduate/law students.

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