AmeriCorps Justice Interns


Background:  Iowa Legal Aid provides free, high quality legal education, advice and representation to low-income and elderly Iowans with civil legal problems that most dramatically affect them. Iowa Legal Aid seeks applicants for summer AmeriCorps Justice Intern positions for its regional offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo, subject to funding availability.

Responsibilities: AmeriCorps Justice Interns get the opportunity to work on projects from a broad range of legal areas, including ensuring housing stability, helping victims of domestic and sexual abuse secure safety and independence, protecting consumers from scams and identity theft, and safeguarding access to basic income, food, disability, and health benefits.

Qualifications: We seek applicants who have completed at least their first year of law school or equivalent experience by the time their internship begins; communicate well with individuals and groups, both verbally and in writing; are committed to helping make equal access to justice a reality for all Iowans. In compliance with federal law, interns will be required to verify identity and status as a US citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon enrollment.

Applicants should also have some or all of the following:

1. Background working with people who are low-income, elderly, victims of domestic/sexual      abuse, from other cultural and/or ethnic backgrounds, and/or have disabilities;

2. Bi-lingual skills (e.g. Spanish, Bosnian, Arabic, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, or ASL)

Opening/Closing Date: When filled, with members starting on or after September 1, 2022.

Salary/Benefits: Stipend and education award based on term of service:


Total Hours

# of weeks



Education Award

Justice Assistant

450 hours





Justice Partner

300 hours





Applications: Submit letter of application, including geographic preference, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Gail R. Klearman, Managing Attorney

Iowa Legal Aid

1111 9th Street Suite 230;

Des Moines, IA 50314-2527

515-243-1198 Ext 1678 or 1-800-532-1503  TTY/Relay Iowa: 1-800-735-2942

Iowa Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request

Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats

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