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Legal Internship and Externship Opportunities

Since 2008, Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) at Kennedy Krieger Institute has partnered with local law schools to provide meaningful internship and externship opportunities for their highest achieving students. A legal internship with Project HEAL is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative public interest legal project through real world experiences helping underserved populations.

Project HEAL provides access to advocacy and legal services for families and children with developmental disabilities who receive services at Kennedy Krieger. An attorney from Project HEAL acts as a member of the treatment team, working with the family and Kennedy Krieger healthcare professionals and educators to ensure that patients receive the medical, legal, and educational assistance they need. Project HEAL provides legal representation for patients and families throughout Maryland in special education, family law, public benefits, and housing cases. The project also offers limited representation, case consultations, and advocacy training programs for Kennedy Krieger health care professionals, educators, and families.

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