Legal Aid from the Inside: An Intern's Experience

Blog author Iliana Arbeed

Blog author Iliana Arbeed

My name is Iliana Arbeed, and I'm a member of the Class of 2019 at the University of Southern California, studying Politics, Philosophy, and Law with a minor of study in International Relations, and a pre-law professional emphasis. 

This summer, I'm working as a Communications Intern for the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, conducting policy research and investigating its implications for Legal Aid's clients. My day to day work includes a combination of research and work with attorneys as they assist their clients. My hope is to draw meaningful connections between large-scale politics and their effect on low-income residents of San Mateo County, identifying key issues and communicating what Legal Aid does to address them.