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Virginia Poverty Law Center

LA VIDA Intern

June - August 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Coworkers, client relationships, learning marketable skills

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t underestimate your capabilities.
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LA VIDA Intern

June - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

diversity of work, language experience, coworkers

What I wish was different

nothing!

Advice

go outside of your comfort zone and seek out responsibility
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Legal Intern

June - July 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I loved meeting with policy makers and helping contribute to the ongoing conversation in Virginia regarding eviction reduction.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been a bit more writing heavy. I largely worked on a single research process gathering statutory language from all fifty states, which left little room for drafting policy memos.

Advice

Be prepared to say yes to large assignments, but be realistic about your limits. You will impress your boss if you take on a lot of work, but only if you keep them updated on how it’s going and make clear realistic deadlines.
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