Legal Intern

VillageMED - New Brunswick, NJ

InternshipEstimated: $30,000 - $42,000 a year
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PLEASE NOTE: This internship is only open to law students and recent law school graduates for course credit.

VillageMED is a humanitarian medical aid nonprofit organization. Drawing on a network of supporters in the United States (US), our aim is to assist the residents of distressed communities around the world in providing quality pediatric healthcare to their children.

Established in 2015 by seasoned professionals in medicine, public health, nonprofit management and law who provide their services pro bono, VillageMED is a US based 501 (c) 3, nonpolitical, voluntary organization. Its mission is to improve the health outcomes for children living in distresses communities and advocate for this underserved and vulnerable population.

Background:

Since the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, one of our partners has led teams of graduate students from a major research university to engage with nonprofit and faith based groups, both in the US and Haiti to empower Haitian community leaders, and local residents to develop a sustainable community development model.

In 2012, the founders of VilllageMED were invited to assemble a medical team to support the university’s Haiti initiative. They tapped into a well spring of support and desire to provide sustained service to communities in crisis, while being encouraged to create a safe, culturally sensitive and effective vehicle for volunteering in developing areas.

Job Description:

VillageMED is seeking a Legal Intern beginning Summer 2019 through Summer 2020. The Legal Intern will be responsible for assisting the Director in all projects requiring legal research. Under the guidance and supervision of the organization’s pro bono attorney, Legal Intern will support expansion of organization’s Board of Directors; and will engage in research in support of proposed projects in service areas outside the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • To liaise with organization’s attorney in Haiti
  • Conduct research on legal and NGO humanitarian medical aid policies in counties of Brazil, Ethiopia and Mozambique
  • Support Board of Directors in nominating, electing and orientating new members
  • Assist in donor communications and donor database management
  • Perform other duties and special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Interest in nonprofit development and commitment to humanitarian aid
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented approach to independent work
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word

Job Type: Internship

Work Location:

  • One location
  • Remote/Work from home

No telephone calls

Job Type: Internship

Experience:

  • Relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
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