The Southern Poverty Law Center offers summer internships to exceptional second-year law students who possess strong academic backgrounds, excellent research and writing skills, and a commitment to public interest law. SPLC’s Jackson, MS office uses public policy advocacy, legal representation, and community organizing to ensure that
Summer interns assist SPLC’s attorneys and advocates with significant legal research and writing, field investigations, client interviews in correctional and mental health facilities, outreach, and public policy advocacy.
Interns receive $700.00 per week. Start dates are somewhat flexible, but interns are expected to begin May 27 or June 2. A minimum commitment of ten weeks is desirable.
The Jackson office also plans to interview law students at the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and students can apply through their website for an interview during the career fair.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, a writing sample (no longer than 15 pages), and the names and phone numbers of two references by November 15, 2013 to https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=6461941. The Jackson office expects to select interns by early December 2013.
In addition to the other application materials, please submit a response to the following essay question in 500 words or less: What do you believe to be the single greatest challenge facing the population of youth served by SPLC? Why?
In order to apply through SPLC’s website, all application materials must be attached and uploaded as one document. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to inquiries by telephone.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.