The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is seeking 1-2 law student interns to join our Philadelphia office for Summer 2023. Intern tasks include client interviewing, handling a small caseload of Medicaid eligibility and service denial cases under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, assisting attorneys and paralegals with case preparation, observation of both in-person and telephonic administrative hearings, research projects with a legal or public policy focus, and statewide health policy advocacy.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:
- Commitment to and passion for PHLP’s mission of improving access to quality health insurance coverage and services for all Pennsylvanians
- “Self-starter” able to work independently without strict oversight
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Experience or interest in a client-facing role, working with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
- Demonstrated interest in experiencing non-profit legal/advocacy work from the inside
PHLP particularly welcomes summer internship applications from law students interested in later seeking a post-graduate fellowship.
This is a full-time, 10-week internship based in our Philadelphia office. We expect this internship to be either in-person or hybrid for Summer 2023.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm that represents Pennsylvanians who need help getting or keeping Medicaid (also known as Medical Assistance or MA).
Through our Helpline, we serve thousands of individuals from across the state each year. We listen to our client's story and we translate their personal experience into a legal problem to be solved. Sometimes that means challenging a decision to deny or stop Medicaid benefits. We also challenge Medicaid plans when they reduce or deny services.
PHLP is pleased to offer a stipend of up to $7,500 for summer interns who are not eligible for other source of funding. Interns are strongly encouraged to apply for public interest funding programs available through their law schools. Additionally, many previous PHLP interns have received funding through the PLAN Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Internship Program, which offers a stipend and networking opportunities for law students interning at participating PA Legal Aid Network (PLAN) organizations.
How to Apply:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We usually begin reviewing applications in January and conduct interviews in late January-early February.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Pamela Silver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective interns interested in being sponsored by the PLAN MLK Internship program should contact Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith at email@example.com for additional information about PLAN’s application process.
PHLP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply. BIPOC, persons who are multi-cultural or multi/bi-lingual, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.