DUE TO STAFF WORKING REMOTELY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NON-LAWYER VOLUNTEERS AT THE MOMENT. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON.
The Richmond office utilizes volunteers for a variety of task, projects, and general office support throughout the year. Our volunteer recruitment and application processes vary, depending upon your goals for the volunteer experience.
Law school students seeking a summer legal internship:
LAJC has centralized this process across all of its offices. Recruitment begins each fall as we participate in multiple intern and career fairs hosted by law schools. The internship program typically begins the last week of May each year and lasts 10 weeks. If you are interested in learning more about summer legal internships contact your school’s career development office. If you are interested in learning more about summer legal internships, please contact Sylvia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or your career development office.
Undergraduate students seeking internship hours for one or more semesters:
LAJC works with multiple institutions of higher education to place students within our offices. The Richmond office places interns annually, typically starting in the fall. If you are an undergraduate student*, the window for internship applications is July 1- August 15 each year. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Miriam Torian, Managing Attorney of the Richmond office at email@example.com. Please specify if you are seeking internship hours for a single semester or the full academic year. Following the review of applications, students will be selected for in-person interviews in late August/early September. The number of students selected for internships may fluctuate from year-to-year, depending upon our existing volunteer pool and program needs. A job description for undergraduate internships can be found here.
*If you are a University of Richmond Bonner student, please contact your Bonner advisor for the application process specific to this program.
We are always grateful for community volunteers with a passion for social and racial justice! Community volunteers may be asked to assist with general office support, fundraising events, or other special projects. We welcome volunteers who are fluent in languages other than English. Should you have these skills, you may also be called on to translate outreach materials or client communications. If you are interested in volunteering with us (and not affiliated with an undergraduate or law school program), please send an email expressing your interest and resume to Miriam Torian at firstname.lastname@example.org.