Our internships and fellowships help pave the way for a future of advocacy.
The David Berg Center for Law and Aging, located within the Weinberg Center, provides substantive learning opportunities for lawyers and law students at every stage of their careers. Our programs focus on issues of elder abuse, elder law, and elder rights.
Weinberg Center Intern Program
Each year, we choose exceptional law students to serve as summer or academic year interns. These individuals work at the Weinberg Center under the direct supervision of our General Counsel. Interns complete substantive research and writing projects in legal and policy arenas impacting older adults and victims of elder abuse. The goal of our internship program is to provide many practical opportunities to deepen students’ understanding of legal issues confronting the older adult population.
Brooklyn Law School and David Berg Foundation Law and Aging Fellowship
We encourage recent graduates of Brooklyn Law School to apply for our annual post-graduate fellowship position. This fellowship gives participants an opportunity to work on elder law projects in a variety of legal areas, based on current client needs at the Weinberg Center. Fellows work in a variety of practice areas, including litigation, negotiation, advocacy, client contact, appearances in family and housing courts, and Medicaid fair hearings. The fellows also work on long-term development projects geared towards increasing awareness and education around issues of elder abuse in the New York legal community. Stipend funds are provided via a partnership between the David Berg Center and the law school.
David Berg pro-Bono Attorney Program
We offer an opportunity for attorneys at law or law school graduates awaiting admission to the bar to work on a variety of projects that serve and advocate for clients of the Weinberg Center. Previous attorneys have completed legal and investigative research pursuant to drafting court papers and legal memoranda, prepared articles about legal innovations in the field, created educational training materials for legal and non-legal audiences, and participated in interdisciplinary task forces and advocacy groups.
For further information about our opportunities, please contact Deirdre Lok at firstname.lastname@example.org.