Legal Aid of Western Michigan Summer and Semester Internships

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Job location
25 Division Ave S
Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States
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Organization name: 
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Street address: 
25 Division Ave S
Suite 300
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Summer Internships – Legal Aid of Western Michigan

LAWM provides free civil legal services to low income persons and seniors in a wide variety of poverty law areas such as housing, consumer, family law and public benefits. LAWM covers 17 counties in Western Michigan from five offices located in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Holland and St. Joseph.

Summer interns work under the supervision of staff attorneys to interview clients, spot legal issues, perform legal research, provide legal advice, draft correspondence and pleadings, and assist at court hearings.

• Paid positions are 20-30 hours/week at $15/hour for 8 weeks.
• LAWM is also willing to work with students seeking outside funding (via their law school or other fellowships) and students seeking course credit for their internship at LAWM. Please detail the program requirements in your cover letter and/or include documentation describing the program requirements.


• Completion of at least 1 year of law school by June 2019
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and/or underserved populations
• Ability to speak Spanish preferred

To apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter including your office preference and whether you are seeking a paid or unpaid internship to:

Pamela Hoekwater
Executive Director
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
25 Division S., Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
[email protected]

Application deadline is January 31, 2019. Candidates receiving an interview will be contacted no later than February 28, 2019.

LAWM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion.
Salary range: 
Paid positions are 20-30 hours/week at $15/hour for 8 weeks.
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019