The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center offers summer internships to exceptional law students who possess strong academic backgrounds, excellent research and writing skills, and a commitment to public interest law. Proficiency in Spanish is also desired. The Immigrant Justice Project represents low-income immigrant workers in high-impact civil rights and employment cases throughout nine states in the South. Focus areas include: federal civil rights litigation addressing anti-immigrant laws, law enforcement abuse of immigrants, and other governmental discrimination against immigrants; and litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Title VII, RICO, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Our project currently consists of nine attorneys, five outreach paralegals, and three administrative support staff. Summer interns assist the Center’s attorneys and paralegals with significant legal research and writing, case development and investigations, discovery, litigation support, and some outreach to clients.
The Immigrant Justice Project is based in
To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your particular interest in interning with the Immigrant Justice Project, a resume, a transcript (may be unofficial), 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=6462541.
The project expects to select interns by late November 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.