Fall Farmworker Externship, Summer Internships in Immigration, Environmental Justice & DV and Chicago-based Post Grad Fellowship

Fall Quarter Laurel Rubin Rural Externship Advocacy Program (REAP) Seeking UW Applicants

farmworkerSpeak Spanish? Interested in immigrant justice and farmerworker rights? REAP is a collaborative externship program sponsored by the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice and all three Washington law schools – UW, SU and GU.

Through this unique public service opportunity, students will help expand access to justice for migrant and seasonal farm workers, who are among the poorest and most vulnerable group of workers in the U.S. With approximately 289,000 farm workers and family members, Washington has the fourth largest population of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the country.

For complete externship info please visit Symplicity. Applications are due no later than May 13.

South King County Immigration Firm Seeking Summer Intern

HIPlogoHanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, seeks a summer intern to join its Immigration Department. The intern’s duties could include meeting with clients to prepare declarations, preparing immigration forms and submissions for both the Immigration Court and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as researching and writing legal briefs. All applicants must be fluent in Spanish, have a demonstrated interest in immigration law, and possess strong writing and interpersonal skills. Part/Full-time flexible. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Meghan Kelly, Associate Attorney, at mkelly@hiplawfirm.com. Applications accepted immediately.

Environmental Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Seeking Summer Intern

NYLPI_logoThe Environmental Justice Program at NYLPI is looking for a summer intern from mid May to mid August (dates flexible) to assist with trials, witness preparation, settlements, client outreach, and administrative tasks.

The intern would work directly the Healthy Homes Project. The project’s goal is to remediate indoor air pollutants and hazards such as mold, lead paint, infestations, and water leaks. They represent tenant associations (ranging from 15 tenants to several hundred) in group affirmative litigation against their landlords. Buildings are located in the South Bronx, West Harlem, and the Lower East Side. They also work closely with community organizers and other legal organizations, using a variety of legal and non-legal tactics, such as: media attention, policy advocacy, work with elected officials, protests, and rent strikes.

The ideal intern would be able to commit at least 15-20 hours a week (unpaid) but more time would certainly be welcome.

Desired skills include:

-Commitment to social justice and racial justice (including cultural sensitivity working with a diverse group of people).

-Reliability/ability to show up on time.

-Willingness/ability to travel around New York City frequently. We often “location hop” many times in a given day.

-Spanish language skills are a huge plus but not necessary. Mandarin also a plus.

-Able to learn tasks quickly and work independently

-Legal research skills are a plus but not a necessity

-Some availability on weekends and nights is ideal for tenant association meetings and legal clinics.

Hours/days worked are flexible as well as start and end date. Please send resumes to Stephanie Rudolph at srudolph@NYLPI.org and a short description (can be in the email itself) about yourself/your interest.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so don’t delay!

National Network to End DV/ WomensLaw Project Seeks Summer Interns

cycle of violenceWomensLaw is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. WomensLaw aims to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse and assault. Our website publishes state-specific legal information about domestic violence and sexual assault and is visited by more than 1,000,000 people per year. We also provide help through email, directly to women and advocates, throughout the U.S.

Law student interns at WomensLaw have the unique opportunity to produce information and materials that will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of survivors. Currently, over 100,000 different people visit our site per month; we also answer over 250 emails from survivors monthly. Applications will be accepted through May 16. For complete internship description please visit here.

Post Grad BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux Public Interest Fellowship

BPIlogo_bannerBusiness and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based not-for-profit law and policy center, seeks a recent law or public policy graduate to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second, beginning in Summer or Fall 2014.

The fellowship offers the opportunity for recent law school or public policy school graduates to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to become the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that serves youth interests, to practice affordable housing law, to accept a full-time staff position with BPI and more. Applications accepted through October 18, 2013. For complete info click here.