HAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an office culture that is supportive, compassionate, and inclusive. What’s more, the work itself is rewarding, compelling, and very much needed.
HAP’s summer internship program offers a unique opportunity to provide direct legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Our students assist clients with public benefit issues involving Supplemental Security Income, medical assistance, TANF, and other income maintenance programs. They assist in representing veterans on claims for compensation, pension, health care, and character of service modifications. Students also represent clients experiencing homelessness in matters concerning custody and support, housing, identification, credit rehabilitation, and a host of other legal civil matters that serve as barriers to resolving homelessness.
Under the supervision of HAP attorneys, legal interns attend numerous legal clinics at area homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and day programs where interns interview clients and assist them with their legal needs. Our summer interns also perform research and make educational presentations to homeless clients and service providers.