Despite not meeting in person, VLP interns say they cherished experience
The court system came to a halt for in-person activity on March 16, and the VLP didn’t know what that would mean for their future interns — could they have interns if nobody was showing up to the office or the courts? Could they have work for the interns?
“One of the biggest undertakings that the VLP had this summer were interns,” said Sidney Cherubin, the director of legal services at the VLP. “They were all hired in March and then wanted to know what was going to happen come June. Of course, we took them all on and they’ve been very busy this summer and very helpful.”
There were five interns in total — three from Brooklyn Law School, Michael Kenneally, Nicole Yagupolsky and Matthew Boyd, all rising 2Ls; Alex Hong, a 3L from Cornell University; and Bess Murad, an undergraduate student from Bucknell University.