**Summer 2024** Legal Interns

Communities Resist (CoRe) seeks legal interns for Summer 2024 to join a team combating gentrification, displacement, social disenfranchisement, and structural injustice through affirmative litigation before housing, state, and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. 

CoRe is a community-based legal services organization for housing and community justice steeped in the 50-year tradition of community lawyering in Brooklyn and Queens. In these communities, we have spent years working together with neighborhood organizations and organizers to represent thousands of tenants and tenant associations. Our representation has aimed to assist them with enforcing their right to social citizenship by struggling, resisting, and enduring against any attempts to deny working communities, largely of color, their place and their agency. CoRe was founded as part of the collective effort of these communities to ensure that this unique model continues unchanged. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Attending court appearances with supervisors
  • Communicating with clients and community organizers
  • Performing legal and factual research
  • Drafting pleadings, motion papers, affidavits, and other documents
  • Providing brief legal advice for tenants facing eviction
  • Attending occasional evening tenant association meetings and/or clinics
  • Participating in coalition meetings

Each legal intern will have one-on-one supervision with a CoRe attorney to ensure they receive ample supervision and mentorship. This attorney will provide the majority of intern assignments, although our interns frequently get involved on specific projects with other staff which best fit their goals for professional growth and development. 

CoRe is a hybrid workplace, with staff expected to work in person at our Williamsburg office and/or court appearances three days per week. Summer interns are generally expected to comply with this policy so that they can fully participate in our work and gain as much educational experience as possible. However, we do consider individual circumstances and are open to accommodations and other exceptions to this policy for interns.

CoRe is unable to provide a salary for this internship position, but is committed to providing any necessary documentation and support for interns to obtain other funding or academic credit for this role. 

To apply, please email us at apply@communitiesresist.org with a cover letter and resume, with the subject line “2024 Summer Legal Internship”