Sandy Brown Public Interest Intern

Mid-Shore Pro Bono


Easton or Salisbury, Maryland




July 3, 2023




Mid-Shore Pro Bono provides free access to legal services for those most in need in our community. We strive to pair families and individuals with volunteer attorneys and believe that regardless of income or circumstance, everyone deserves equal access to civil justice. Mid-Shore Pro Bono serves individuals and families in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties of Maryland.

MSPB strives to provide an educational and professional development experience for students who are interested in the law, social justice, community service and non-profit management. The Sandy Brown Public Interest Internship Program provides undergraduate and law students with exceptional opportunities to learn about the access to the civil legal system, by working with clients and partners of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and how non-profit organizations operate. It is a program designed to expose students to a range of civil issues including: Elder Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Consumer Debt and Housing that help meet the needs of low-income individuals and families. The intern program engages the student in more than just library research and memo drafting; it involves the student in a wide range of work in a high quality and well-supervised professional settings.

The Sandy Brown Public Interest Internship Program was created to honor Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s recently retired executive director, Sandy Brown and her work to increase access to civil justice for clients. MSPB recognizes the importance of experiential learning for students and are excited to offer paid internship positions to compensate students for their work and defray some of the costs associated with higher education. Sandy Brown Public Interest interns will be compensated $3,500 for their support of MSPB’s mission and clients.

Internship Responsibilities include:

Assist staff with client screenings, intakes and data entry

Assist staff with case management and client scheduling

Research current issues facing client groups in MD and on national level and draft summaries. Potential to assist in grant writing opportunities

Organize fundraising event to support MSPB Legal Programs

Represent MSPB at community outreach events to promote services, interact with the public and network with community partners

Attend family law scheduling conferences at courthouse once monthly

Attend elder law clinics once monthly

Create social media posts to promote MSPB services and current events

Opportunity to attend Board Meetings and other events


Undergraduate (for Salisbury office) or graduate/law student (for Easton office)

Demonstrates strong sense of professionalism and flexibility

Passion for community service

Demonstrate ability to self-motivate and complete tasks independently


Complete application online If you have any questions, please contact Mid-Shore Pro Bono at

How To Apply

Complete application online If you have any questions, please contact Mid-Shore Pro Bono at

Summer semester – applications due April 1st

Fall semester – applications due August 1st

Spring semester – applications due November 1st