The Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship – Summer 2015

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Elder Law Section in partnership with the Washington State Bar Foundation, the University of Washington School of Law, and Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is pleased to continue the Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship for the summer of 2015. This is a 10-12 week, full-time, paid internship ($5000 stipend for the summer) funded by the WSBA Elder Law Section, administered by the Washington State Bar Foundation, and UW School of Law. The intern will work in the Seattle CLS office providing advocacy and research in support of low income seniors. The internship for the summer of 2015 is open to students at the UW School of Law.

The Elder Law Section created this position to honor Peter Greenfield’s advocacy for vulnerable seniors and his active involvement in the Washington State Bar Association. The Peter Greenfield Senior Advocacy Internship is intended as a way to increase awareness of, and interest in, the practice of elder law on behalf of low-income clients and to support the “systems reform” that was the hallmark of Peter’s work. The position offers the opportunity to advocate for low-income seniors through legal research and writing, community education, and other types of advocacy.

Interested students should submit a letter of interest describing your Elder Law background and interests, résumé, two references, and a three-to-five page writing sample. Applications should be sent to foundation@wsba.org, subject line: 2015 Peter Greenfield Internship.

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015

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