Intern will work with Mercy Corps’ legal team at its global headquarters in Portland during the summer of 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the fourth year in a row, Perkins Coie LLP has generously agreed to sponsor a legal intern to work at Mercy Corps’ headquarters in Portland, Oregon. This position will help support work on legal issues in the US, and in many of Mercy Corps’ overseas operations.
“Mercy Corps greatly appreciates the support of Perkins Coie for our legal intern program,” said Mercy Corps General Counsel Barnes Ellis. “Not only will Mercy Corps have the benefit of an outstanding law student this summer, but we hope the experience will encourage promising law students to consider a career in international relief and development work.”
In addition to working with the Mercy Corps' legal team, the Perkins Coie-sponsored law student intern will gain valuable experience within the Chinese non-profit sector when Mercy Corps hosts the All-China Youth Federation in June 2011. This internship strives to further develop the selected participant’s knowledge and skills in non-profit law and management, as well as provide a unique perspective of the international laws and policies that shape Mercy Corps' various local projects.
Perkins Coie LLP, a full service international law firm founded in 1912, is dedicated to providing high quality legal services with uncompromising integrity. One of Perkins Coie's core principles is focused around giving back to the community through its pro-bono work with organizations like Mercy Corps.
“At Perkins Coie we encourage our attorneys to do pro bono work because we believe in sharing our expertise and resources to improve our local communities” said Perkins Coie Portland Office Managing Partner Rob Aldisert. “Mercy Corps shares our passion to serve communities around the world and we are honored to provide our pro bono legal services and sponsor a legal intern in their headquarter offices.”