JRC Students’ Summer Learning!

September 1, 2015 – This summer, Justice Resource Center students were involved with numerous work-based learning opportunities, which included interning for federal and state judges in the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial internship program, participating in the New York State Bar Association’s mock trial summer camp, and interning at law offices through the City Bar’s Thurgood Marshall program. JRC’s capstone program places high school students at law-related organizations through the Work-Based Learning (WBL) summer internships.

Bianca Hayles (third from left) of William Cullen Bryant HS and Rosemerlie Ismera (standing far right) of Hillcrest HS interned with Assemblymember Aravella Simotas’ office and helped with many community activities during the summer.

During July and August, 42 NYC high school students from JRC Law Academies worked at local law-related organizations, earned some money, and made connections in the legal community throughout the five boroughs. Student interns were nominated by their teachers, interviewed by JRC staff, and paid by the WBL Resource Center. Students interned at a variety of organizations, including Legal Information for Families Today, NYC Department of Probation, Queen’s County District Attorney’s Office, and the NYC Department of Education. The internship concluded with a Student Intern Resume Workshop hosted by the JRC on September 10, 2015.