Summer Legal Intern (Consumer Law), CAMBA Legal Services

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

About CLS: CAMBA Legal Services is a community-based law practice in Brooklyn and Staten Island that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income New York City residents. Our mission as a dedicated and diverse staff of lawyers and paralegals is to provide our clients with the highest quality of legal representation while standing committed with our communities in the fight for racial, social and economic justice. Our unique approach at CLS seeks to empower clients through collaborative and holistic representation that provides the tools needed to navigate New York City’s legal systems and corresponding governmental agencies. We believe that housing, the freedom from unjust collection practices, and the safety of immigrant communities are inalienable human rights that must be protected at all times to realize true justice and equity.

The Consumer Law Project at CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is seeking a legal intern for the summer of 2023.

Position Overview: CAMBA’s Consumer Law Project provides legal assistance to clients in consumer matters, including debt collection proceedings, broken lease cases, auto fraud cases, identity theft, and consumer frauds​. We represent consumers citywide, defending individuals who have been sued in state court as well as litigating affirmative suits in state and federal court. The intern’s responsibilities may include legal research and writing, participating in client meetings, and observing court proceedings. This position is unpaid. The internship will be based in CAMBA’s Brooklyn office, and partially remote.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • First or second year law student
  • Demonstrated commitment to non-profit work and/or economic justice
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Application Instructions: To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.