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Intern - Ombudsman (ID: 107595) for Fall 2019

Agency/Facility

Off of Children and Family Svcs

52 Washington Street
Rensselaer , NY 12144
Phone: (518) 473-7936

Division/Unit: Ombudsman Office

 

Web Site: http://ocfs.state.ny.us(New Window)

 

Proposal Information

Description:

As an intern at this placement, a student may observe and/or participate in the legal work performed by the office. This may include some, but not necessarily all, of the following activities:
- conduct research and write memoranda, briefs, letters, pamphlets, etc.
- accompany attorneys on visits to juvenile facilities and/or agency proceedings
- speak with youth in state facilities regarding their legal rights and any complaints or concerns they may have regarding
their placements
- notify responsible parties in an attempt to resolve youth concerns
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Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

 

Skills:

Research and Evaluation

Written and Oral Communication

Data Organization

Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Interested in Working with Youth

 

Internship Areas: Legal Specialties

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Rensselaer

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 3rd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 2nd Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Legal Studies