CCK is a public interest law firm. CCK seeks rising college seniors to work with and experience our nationwide Veterans Law practice group. This position provides the opportunity to work with paralegals and attorneys on complex public interest legal and factual issues to ensure our nation’s disabled armed service veterans and their families receive the benefits they need and have earned.
Undergraduate Internship duties include, but are not limited to:
- Reviewing and assessing clients’ case files, and summarizing important facts for paralegals and attorneys working on the cases;
- Analyzing complex legal documents;
- Proofreading and reviewing important procedural documents;
- Communicating with the firm’s clients as needed;
- Researching, investigating and securing necessary evidence to support a client’s claim for benefits; and
- Assisting attorneys and paralegals with necessary case development, research and arguments for clients.
- Weekly salary is $650.
- Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Applicants should have completed three years of undergraduate studies with a strong academic history.
Candidates must be detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills, and eager to learn. Additionally, candidates must be able to multi-task, adhere to strict deadlines, take direction well, be open to feedback, and work both independently and collaboratively. Candidates should have working knowledge of MS Office applications.
Summer Internship Testimonial/Feedback:
Candidate for Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 2019, Providence College, Providence, RI
David’s experience as a CCK Summer Paralegal Intern:
“When I first heard about the opportunity to intern at CCK, I was eager to apply. It is quite rare to find opportunities for undergraduates to intern in the legal field. Going into the interview and my first days on the job, I wasn’t sure how much I would be personally involved in active cases. I didn’t know if I would be able to make an impact in just a few months at CCK.”
“From my first day, I was amazed at how willing CCK was to let me dive into cases. While your first days on a job are often stressful, the team-based approach at CCK quickly addressed any questions I had. As the summer continued, my supervisors gave me a wide-range of projects based on the evolving needs of our clients. Though I was rarely doing the same thing for long, I felt I was always doing something to make a difference for our clients. Additionally, my supervisors did not give me projects expecting me to single-handedly complete them—people were there to help at every junction. When a bulk of client calls needed to be completed, I was able to apply my prior experience and personally connect with the clients. Throughout the entire experience I never felt overwhelmed by mountains of work, daunting deadlines, or difficult projects. Not only was the training I received precise and useful, everyone at CCK was willing to answer questions I had and consistently checked in to make sure all my projects were going well.”
“Going forward, I will remember the experience I gained at CCK as something that I am not only proud of, but also that it helped me transition from my undergraduate to a professional career. I hope to go to law school in the next few years and being able to spend the summer at CCK gave me insight into life at a law firm that I otherwise would not have gotten. The network, experiences, and friendships I gained at CCK will undoubtedly be a big part of my future.”