EASTON — Each summer, Mid-Shore Pro Bono welcomes a new class of summer interns and provides an immersive experience in all aspects of the organization. The 2019 interns were Linden Goff, April Jones, Briana Hulseman, Henry Large, Pat Milone, Amira Moore, Emma Shreves and Alexis Young.
Students internships play a vital role in MSPB’s programs while creating future professional opportunities for young people.
Interns assist MSPB staff and volunteer attorneys with legal clinics, client intakes and meetings, court appearances, special outreach events, research, translation, administrative tasks and more. Interns work at one or more of MSPB’s three locations and support MSPB’s mission to connect low-income individuals and families with legal assistance on the Eastern Shore.
“It has been a joy and privilege to welcome these talented interns this summer,” said Sandy Brown, Mid-Shore Pro Bono executive director. “We put them to work right away, and they have all made tremendous contributions in a short time. We hope that their experiences with us will serve them well as they start a new chapter this fall.”
Linden Goff graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is entering her second year at the University of Maryland Francis King Cary School of Law. She worked in the Salisbury office this summer.
April Jones, a native of Harford County, is a senior at Washington College and interned in the Chestertown office. She is studying philosophy and justice, law and society, and plans to attend law school. Jones appreciated the opportunity to work with MSPB’s volunteer attorneys and witness their interactions with clients.
Briana Hulseman, a native of Oxford, will begin her second year at the University of Maryland Francis Cary School of Law and interned in MSPB’s Easton office this summer. She enjoyed her work with the entire MSPB team, as well as her in-depth experience in family law. Because of her internship, she is exploring family law as her specialty.
Henry Large, a native of Washington, D.C., interned in the Easton office and will graduate from Yale University in 2022 with degrees in Spanish and history. He most enjoyed being able to apply his Spanish-speaking skills in a work environment that provides great help to people in need.
Pat Milone, originally from Annapolis, attends Bucknell University studying political science and sociology, and plans to graduate in 2022. He worked in the Easton office and gained important experience and perspective in client-lawyer meetings and assisting with intake calls. Milone particularly enjoyed the time he spent in district court.
Amira Moore is from Salisbury and is a senior at University of Maryland Eastern Shore studying criminal justice and business administration. Her hands-on experience with MSPB’s Salisbury office including time in clinics, court and client meetings has solidified her decision to attend law school after graduation.
Emma Shreves of Easton is studying government and politics and Spanish at the University of Maryland College Park. This summer, she interned in the Chestertown office and has enjoyed an immersive experience where she was able to help members of her hometown community while exploring a workplace related to her field of study.
Alexis Young is native of New Jersey and is attending Washington College, where she is studying history and justice, law and society. She interned in the Chestertown office this summer, and most enjoyed attending legal clinics, learning about the real-world issues clients face and playing a part in resolving them.
Over the years, MSPB has hosted interns from colleges and universities across the country. Interested students should contact Sandy Brown at sabrown@midshorepro bono.org for future internship opportunities.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono connects low-income individuals and families who need civil legal services with volunteer attorneys and community resources across the Eastern Shore.
Founded in 2005, Mid-Shore Pro Bono is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its staff and volunteers work to eliminate barriers and provide access to justice for all Eastern Shore residents.
For more information or to make a donation, call Mid-Shore Pro Bono at 410-690-8128 or visit www.mid shoreprobono.org.