New internship opportunity for Lower Shore law students
SALISBURY, Md. — Law students on Delmarva will now have the opportunity to apply to Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s new paid internship program.
The Sandy Brown Public Interest internship will begin in January 2022. Sandy Brown tells us that the program has been offered in the past, but previous students were not paid. Students from all over the area have been able to complete the internship for experience and college credit, ultimately helping students on their resumes as well. However, opportunities like this will give students the chance to both learn and serve their community.
She also says, “it’s an amazing opportunity for young people to really get some hands-on experience, those of course, interested in the law, because we are a legal services nonprofit.
Managing Attorney Meredith Girard tells 47 ABC us that they, “provide access to work experience in the legal and nonprofit area, public interest work in general.” The internship will help students who want to focus in philosophy, social work, writing, and any other social services engagement.
The new internship program is named after Sandy Brown, who is the Executive Director at the firm. She will be stepping down after 13 years at the end of this year. Brown has been with the company since 2008 and understands the difficulties that come with completing an internship while still paying the bills.
Her past work even inspired the name of this internship. Girard tells us that the internship models what Brown does for others. She says, “one of the hallmarks of her leadership is she sees the possibilities in all people even when they don’t see it in themselves.” Girard tells us that this is a great opportunity for students looking to learn, gain experience, contribute to the community and help support Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s clients.
There’s still time to apply for the internship’s summer session. Mid-Shore Pro Bono is also accepting donations to pay the incoming students. You can donate by visiting their website.