Role: Legal Intern, Migrant Children’s Project
Location: Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Russell Square, London
Duration and time commitment: 21 hours per week until 31 August 2017
Responsible to: Outreach solicitor
Rate of pay: £9.75 per hour
Deadline: 20 April 2017, 12pm
As a requirement of the funding, you must be aged under 25 to apply for this role
Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) is a national charity committed to promoting children's rights in the UK and worldwide. CCLC aims to:
The Migrant Children’s Project at CCLC aims to ensure that refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children are able to obtain the services and assistance to which they are legally entitled. We provide detailed legal advice, information and training on their rights and entitlements, and on the impact of immigration law on services to children. We also campaign to ensure that laws and policies defend their rights and extend the protections available to them.
The Legal Intern would be expected to support the activities of the Migrant Children’s Project through legal research, database management and assisting in the preparation of training. The Legal Intern may also be asked to prepare articles, minute meetings and correspond with clients and professionals.
To increase access to legal advice for migrant young people and families, we run legal outreach sessions across London. Many of the families and young people who we advise during these sessions would benefit from an application to the Legal Aid Agency for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF). The Legal Intern will assist with applications for ECF on behalf of children, families and young people. The Legal Intern will also help with referring cases on to solicitors and other services as appropriate.
Desired skills and abilities:
Skills and experience you will gain from the role:
How we support our interns:
More information about our work is available on our website, www.coramchildrenslegalcentre.com. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the role, please email email@example.com.
To apply for this post, please send a CV and covering letter by 12PM on 20 April 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to limited resources, we may only be able to contact you if you have been shortlisted for interview.