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 New Orleans office uses public policy advocacy, legal representation, and community organizing to impact the criminal justice, educational and mental health systems. SPLC works to support positive outcomes for families, children, and communities http://www.splcenter.org/legal/schoolhouse.jsp.
The interns assist the Center’s attorneys and other staff with legal and public policy research, writing, field/facility investigations, discovery, and case preparation.
Interns receive $700.00 per week. Start dates are somewhat flexible, but interns are expected to begin sometime in early June 2014. A minimum commitment of ten weeks is required.
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=6462881. The project expects to select interns by early December 2013. 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.