The Mississippi Center for Justice, a nonprofit public interest law firm, invites applications from law students to take part during the summer in our work advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi. Law students will become a part of history as they bring their time and talents to our campaigns that address sustainable, systemic changes in policies related to predatory lending practices, affordable housing, access to healthcare for everyone, equality in education, re-entry services and more. Although we cannot provide a stipend, we will work with students to meet grant application deadlines at their schools or with other funders, and we can work with the school to provide course credit for the summer experience where appropriate. We will encourage all summer interns accepted into our program to submit an application to Equal Justice Works Summer Corps to earn a $1000 education award (applications open in spring 2018 – check www.equaljusticeworks.org for more information). We also offer a unique legal experience that isn’t limited by the walls of a courtroom. You’ll gain invaluable insight into the many ways that the law can and should improve the quality of life for all Mississippians.

Students should submit a résumé with current contact information, including an e-mail address, and a cover letter that outlines interest in the Mississippi Center for Justice and our work, and identifies what kind of experiences and policy areas draw them to our organization. Email applications are preferred.  Students should also include three references.  If you are applying for a summer grant from an external source, please make any deadlines you must meet clear in the opening paragraph. Please also indicate whether you have a preference for working out of our Jackson, Biloxi (Gulf Coast) or Indianola (Mississippi Delta) office, or if you are open to placement in any of our offices. More information about the Center is available at www.mscenterforjustice.org.

Applications for Summer 2018 placement will be reviewed as they are received.

 

Send resume, cover letter and references to:

Mississippi Center for Justice

Cathy Costello

P.O. Box 1023

Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1023

Phone: (601)352-2269

ccostello@mscenterforjustice.org

(Email submission alone is fine.)

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Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE), through a collaborative project with Network for Victim Recovery in DC (NVRDC), is seeking an AmeriCorps legal intern for the summer semester to help deliver critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities across the District of Columbia. The intern will improve the lives of victims of elder abuse by providing legal assistance to older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The intern will focus specifically on assisting attorneys with responding to instances of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation through legal research, drafting briefs, client outreach and intake screenings as well as assisting the DC Long Term Care Ombudsman with research and investigations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.  The legal intern will be housed within LCE and will provide services and support through a partnership between LCE and NVRDC. The position will require 300 hours of service and will start in May/June.  Upon successful completion of requirements, the intern will be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award of $1,222. To apply, submit a resume, writing sample, academic transcript, and two references to Mary Ann Parker at maparker@aarp.org by March 20, 2017.

 

 

Equal Justice America has funding available again for this summer for Catholic University law students working with programs that provide civil legal assistance to the poor. If you are doing similar work again this summer, please send a cover letter, resume and employer confirmation letter to applications@equaljusticeamerica.org.

Applying students should include information in their cover letters about any funding they are already receiving. EJA can provide supplemental funding up to a total funding maximum of $7,500. Students not receiving funding could get an EJA grant of up to $4,000.

Community Development Staff Attorney

Litigation & Advocacy Director

Housing Attorney

Equal Justice America just reached out to invite CUA law students to apply for some last-minute funding available for summer work. They will award on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis three $1,000 stipends to students working with non-profit organizations providing direct civil legal services to the poor.
Note: Placements with public defender offices and government agencies DO NOT qualify. More info about the program is available at http://www.equaljusticeamerica.org/prev_applications/ApplicationSummer.htm.
To apply, send an email to Dan Ruben at dan@equaljusticeamerica.org with the following attached:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Confirmation of employment (an email or letter from your placement)
4. Information about any funding you are already slated to receive.
5. Note: Although the EJA website mentions submitting 2 recommendation letters, you do not need to do so to apply for this funding.
Cover letters should be addressed to
Dan Ruben
Equal Justice America
Building II – Suite 204
13540 East Boundary Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Pro Bono Coordinator, Jen Tschirch, is happy to help answer any questions you may have and/or quickly review a cover letter (202-319-5132/tschirch@law.edu). Given the 1st come/served approach, I advise that you act quickly if you’re eligible and interested!