Employment, Volunteer, & Internship Opportunities

Whether you are an attorney, support staff, volunteer, or student intern, being a part of Idaho Legal Aid Services is interesting and challenging work! Feel the satisfaction of helping someone in need, develop new interests and skills, and gain insights into yourself and your community. Current positions are listed below:

 ~~Full Time Positions~~

 

Staff Attorney - Boise Office

Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS)  is seeking applicants for an Attorney in its Boise office to serve clients in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties. The attorney will focus on family law cases where there has been domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking. Other cases may include housing, guardianships, public entitlements, senior, consumer and Indian law. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. See full announcement for further details and application procedures. This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week.

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Receptionist - Boise Office

Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS)  is seeking applicants for a Receptionist in the Boise office. The ideal applicant will be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro and Google applications. See full announcement for further details and application procedures. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week.

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 ~~Volunteer Opportunities~~

Volunteers are vital for us to serve our client community. Active and retired attorneys, law and paralegal students, as well as concerned citizens contribute invaluable services to our offices each year.  We have attached some sample law student internship job descriptions to demonstrate some of the opportunities available to Idaho Legal Aid Services volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Idaho Legal Aid Services please contact the office of your choice. Or, You can fill out our volunteer information form.

Boise Service Office Internships
Caldwell Service Office Internships
Coeur d'Alene Service Office Internships
Idaho Fall Service Office Internships
Pocatello Service Office Internships

If you are interested in volunteering or interning for one of our offices, but a position is not specifically listed above, please feel free to contact us.

Note: Because ILAS is a non-profit organization, we are unable to pay individuals interested in an internship, however college credits can be earned.

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Table of Contents

  1. Boise Service Office Internships
  2. Caldwell Service Office Internships
  3. Coeur d’Alene Service Office Internships
  4. Idaho Falls Service Office Internships
  5. Pocatello Service Office Internships

Boise Service Office Internships

1L Internship

2L Internship

ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 1L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho.  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains three statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline, Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line and Fair Lending Hotline.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Boise office.  The intern will work with the Boise Office managing attorney who primarily handles domestic violence casework in Idaho's Fourth Judicial District.  An intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings and conducting educational workshops The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

This position may also offer opportunities to work with other attorneysat ILAS's Boise office on issues in elder law, estate planning, public entitlements and housing law.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is required. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of first year of law school; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; professionalism; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 2L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho.  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. ILAS also maintains three statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline, Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line and Fair Lending Hotline. Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Boise office.  The intern will work with the Boise Office managing attorney who primarily handles domestic violence casework in Idaho's Fourth Judicial District.  An intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, conducting educational workshops and attending court hearings (limited license required).  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

This position may also offer opportunities to work with other attorneysat ILAS's Boise office on issues in elder law, estate planning, public entitlements and housing law.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is required. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 2L; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; professionalism; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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Caldwell Service Office Internships

1L Internship

2L Internship

ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 1L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Caldwell office which serves clients in six counties in southwest Idaho.  The intern will work with two attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence, public entitlements and Migrant Farmworker cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, and conducting educational workshops.  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of first year of law school; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 2L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Caldwell office which serves clients in six counties in southwest Idaho. The intern will work with two attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence, public entitlements and Migrant Farmworker cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, conducting educational workshops and attending court and administrative hearings (limited license required).  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 2L; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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Coeur d’Alene Service Office Internships

1L Internship

2L Intenship

ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 1L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Coeur d’Alene office which serves clients in five north Idaho counties.  The intern will work with three attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence and public entitlements cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, and conducting educational workshops.  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of first year of law school; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 2L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Coeur d’Alene office which serves clients in five north Idaho counties.  The intern will work with three attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence and public entitlements cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, conducting educational workshops and attending court and administrative hearings (limited license required).  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 2L; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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Idaho Falls Service Office Internships

Internships for the summer of 2012 have already been filled in Idaho Falls.
Please check back. 

1L Internship

2L Internship

ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 1L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Idaho Falls office which serves clients in ten southeast Idaho counties.  The intern will work with two attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence, and public entitlements cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, and conducting educational workshops.  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of first year of law school; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 2L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Idaho Falls office which serves clients in ten southeast Idaho counties. The intern will work with three attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence, and public entitlements cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, conducting educational workshops and attending court and administrative hearings (limited license required).  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 2L; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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Pocatello Service Office Internships

ISU Internship

1L Internship

2L Internship

ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: ISU Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

Idaho State University Internships:

Idaho Legal Aid Services is currently seeking students who are interested in the legal field, working in public interest, and interested in assisting low-income clients in landlord/tenant situations.  The intern will meet with and interview clients, make referrals to other agencies, write letters and other correspondence as needed, and work closely with the Supervising Attorney providing information and advice with evictions, repair issues, and security deposits.  For further information and internship availability, please contact the Pocatello Service Office Managing Attorney.

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ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 1L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Pocatello office which serves clients in six counties in southeast Idaho.  The intern will work with two attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence, public entitlements and senior law cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, and conducting educational workshops.  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of first year of law school; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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 ORGANIZATION: Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
TITLE: 2L Internship
SALARY: Unpaid

DESCRIPTION: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is the largest public interest law firm in the State of Idaho (http://www.idaholegalaid.org).  The firm has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Caldwell, the Nampa Family Justice Center, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  ILAS also maintains two statewide attorney staffed hotlines, a Senior Legal Hotline and Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line.  Firm attorneys, staff, and interns seek equal justice for the underprivileged and poor through legal representation, community outreach, and education. 

This internship position is in ILAS's Pocatello office which serves clients in six counties in southeast Idaho. The intern will work with two attorneys on a variety of housing, domestic violence, public entitlements and senior law cases.  An effective intern will have the opportunity to take on substantial responsibilities, which may include: calling and meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, assisting in trial preparation, researching and writing briefs to courts and office memoranda, drafting complaints and other pleadings, obtaining and reviewing government files, conducting educational workshops and attending court and administrative hearings (limited license required).  The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks like filing and copying.

TIME COMMITMENT: The time commitment will generally be governed by University of Idaho requirements to obtain credit.  For interns who will not receive credit the time commitment is negotiable.  At least 15 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during the summer is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 2L; interest in working for clients with low incomes and on poverty law issues; self-motivation; strong sense of justice; willingness to work under pressure and come early or stay late when necessary; excellent interpersonal and legal writing skills, or a strong interest in improving them.

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