Interns

“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” has partnered with the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics Internship Program to provide nonprofit and legal experience to high-achieving college students while also bolstering our limited resources so we can help more people in need. We have also hired interns from Westminster College, BYU and others from the University of Utah. To apply for an internship please visit here.

We are so grateful for the below students who have dedicated their time and energy to improving their community through the work of “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”

Luis Valderrama
Summer 2015 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

I am 21 years old. I am originally from Peru. I moved here when I was 7 years old. My favorite color is crimson red. My favorite food is Italian. I have an obsession with cheesecake and pumpkin pie. I love to read. My favorite book series include A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, and anything by John Grisham or James Patterson.
Since a young age, I have had a deep fascination with the ocean and the animals that inhabit it. As I have grown older, my love for the ocean has deepened. I hope to move to a coastal city in the future.
I am currently studying Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Psychology at the University of Utah. My ultimate goal is to go to Law School and eventually become an environmental lawyer focusing on marine policy.

Mitchell Menlove
Summer 2015 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

Student at the U double majoring in political science and economics with the intention of attending law school. Lives in Salt Lake City. Born and raised in Utah. Enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and reading classic novels.

Trent Herbert
Summer 2015 Westminster College, Gore School of Business Intern

Trent is a Salt Lake City local and recent graduate of Westminster College, earning a BS in Marketing and Political Science after being selected to the deans list his last five semesters. Following his internship with AND JUSTICE FOR ALL he will be taking the LSAT and applying to Law School. Working in a marketing internship this past summer Trent has tremendously enjoyed his time working to improve marketing relationships and better understand donor needs as well as strategize social media marketing techniques, while also also gaining exposure to lawyers and administrators who work towards making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and unrepresented. .

Andy Cunningham
Summer 2015 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

Andy is originally from Sacramento, California. He came to the University of Utah to study Political Science and Pre-Law and has one semester remaining in his under-grad. Once obtaining an undergraduate degree, Andy hopes to go onto Law School and eventually start a career in criminal law. Andy has previous intern experience in legal and law enforcement fields. He feels that AND JUSTICE FOR ALL and its partner agencies play an extremely important role in maintaining fairness and equal access to justice for all Utahans, regardless of their current economic or social class status. In his free time, Andy enjoys staying active.

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Abby Levinzon
Summer 2015 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

Abby is a Dean’s List student who is expected to graduate from the University of Utah in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Abby was born in Manhattan, New York, has lived in three countries, and is fluent in Russian. In addition to this she also has a Emergency Medical Technician Certification. She is currently studying for the LSAT and will be applying to law schools in the coming months. Abby is incredibly grateful for all of the knowledge and experienced that she has gained while interning with AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. It was inspiring for her to get involved with an organization that helps underprivileged members of our community get the legal representation that they deserve.

Blair Englebrecht
Fall 2014 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

Blair grew up in Colorado and has lived everywhere from Indonesia to Hawaii since. She began her college career in 2008 at the University of Utah, while competing at an Olympic level in alpine snowboarding. She returned to the University of Utah in 2014 after taking a short break to live life as a PADI Dive Instructor/beach bum. She will graduate with a BA in Political Science and a minor in International Studies in the spring of 2015 with three consecutive semesters on the Deans List. Blair’s time at And Justice For All has renewed her passion for human rights and justice for all. It inspired her to pursue an internship program in Washington D.C. for her last semester of college, where she will be working for the ASPE Office of Health and Human Services. Blair hopes to be able to start her career in Washington, D.C. at the culmination of her internship in a field which will allow her to enrich the lives of her fellow Americans.She is eternally grateful for all the lessons she learned at And Justice For All, and will carry them with her for years to come.

Maggie Fey
Summer/Fall 2014 Intern

Maggie Fey was born in Portland, Oregon in 1993 but has lived in Utah since the age of 6. She is scheduled to graduate from the University of Utah spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, Diversity Certificate, Disability Studies Minor and her Emergency Medical Technician Certification, she was also able to study Theatre in London for two months. She has completed four semesters studying American Sign Language at “the U” and is planning to use it with her “Deaf Community Outreach” project with “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL”. She loves spending time with her Dog “JuneBug”, her sisters Bridgett and Paige, and their lovely mother Cindy.

Kenny Garcia
Summer 2014 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

I’m a University of Utah student who expects to graduate in the year 2015 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Psychology. I would also be the first in my family to receive a college degree. I am interested in attending law school for the same reason Community Legal Center is committed to their mission, to help those who are most underrepresented in the judicial system. As such, I wished to gain more knowledge about civil law and that’s what “And Justice for All” provided within my time there. Concerned primarily with outreach, I was able to extend a helping hand to those individuals who may not have been so fortunate to receive any legal assistance.

Shykell Ledford
Summer 2014 Intern

After graduating Weber High School in 2012, Shykell attended Weber State University for one year. While she was there she participated as a member of the Women’s Track and Field team and finished her generals – earning an Associates of Science degree. In the Fall of 2013 Shykell transferred to the University of Utah and began working on her English major. Shykell is also pursuing a certificate in Criminology. She finished the year with a 3.8 GPA. After earning her Bachelor’s degree Shykell hopes to attend the SJ Quinney College of Law, and upon graduation begin practicing in criminal law. This Summer Shykell has been learning all that she can as an intern at and Justice for all. She has been the intern in charge of social media, hoping to boost awareness of the Community Legal Center’s non-profit organizations. In her free time Shykell enjoys volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club, going to concerts with friends, and discovering the delicious food of the many wonderful local restaurants in Salt Lake City.

DJ LeBaron
Summer 2014 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

DJ is a Utah native dedicated to fishing and feminism. He is loving his internship with AND JUSTICE FOR ALL because it allows him to participate in an organization that considers those who are too often ignored and mistreated. He is excited to gain experience that will be invaluable as he goes on to be an advocate and ally for people who are underprivileged and underrepresented. DJ will be graduating from the University of Utah with a BA in Political Science in December, and will go on to study immigration issues in graduate school, hopefully somewhere in California where it doesn’t always feel like either negative or positive 190 degrees.

Connor Plant
Summer 2014 Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern

My passions in life are hiking, biking, reading, cooking, and snowboarding.  I am at peace the most when I am outdoors; Utah’s Wasatch Range, in particular. My internship at AND JUSTICE FOR ALL is a rewarding step towards my aspiring career in law. Glimpsing into the lives of the clients that have been helped by The Legal Aid Society, Utah Legal Services, and The Disability Law Center gives me a broader perspective on the value of quality law practices for public benefit. Being an attorney is much more than a hefty paycheck, it is about upholding justice and equality for all.