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Internship Opportunities at MHLAC

MHLAC strives to protect and advance the rights of persons with mental health issues through advocacy, litigation, education, and systemic projects. The priority areas of focus at this time are family law; school exclusion and discipline; health care reform; due process rights for persons in psychiatric facilities; mental health care for prisoners; emergency room mistreatment; employment discrimination issues; and access to state services. Interns have the opportunity to do legal and factual research and writing, and attend meetings and court or administrative proceedings related to current projects and cases.

2014 Summer Internships Are Now Closed to New Applicants

Summer interns are full-time interns for at least 10 weeks in the summer. Students will receive a stipend from the MHLAC Hennessey Fund in an amount to be determined depending on the number of interns hired (likely $1500 to $2000).

Semester Internships

Semester internships are generally part-time, for credit, and take into consideration students’ class schedules. We also welcome applications for full-time semester internships.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: Miriam Ruttenberg, Esq. at and please specify whether you are seeking a full-time summer or semester internship or a part-time semester internship.

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