Bronx Defenders

Apply HERE (Applications due February 17, 2017)

Websitehttp://Bronxdefenders.org

Location: Bronx, NY

Address of Internship: 360 E 161st St. Bronx, NY 10451

Position Description :

The primary duty of the Guggenheim Intern is to interview people who are accusing our clients of crimes, seeking evidence to help defend our client in court. Other investigative duties include locating favorable defense witnesses, performing criminal background investigation, drafting and serving subpoenas, photographing and diagramming crime scenes, preparing courtroom exhibits, writing memoranda regarding investigative steps and results, and assisting with case development. The work is carried out in the field, at private homes, on the street, and in the Bronx community. Interns also have the opportunity to observe trials and participate in community outreach. This is not a desk job; interns will spend the majority of their time in the Bronx community, speaking to people about the crimes with which our clients are accused. The internship will commence with a training in each of the practice areas of the Bronx Defenders: criminal defense, family defense (parent representation), civil and immigration practice, and our policy and community organizing practice. After this initial training, interns will be trained on the specifics and tools of investigation and will receive an orientation to the Bronx.

Qualifications

We seek smart, energetic, self-motivated team players dedicated to social justice who are comfortable working in the Bronx community. Bilingual [Spanish/English] a strong benefit.