The North Carolina Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Project seeks a law student intern to support litigation and policy work during the summer of 2017.
The intern will support the work of WRP and other Justice Center attorneys who conduct civil litigation on behalf of North Carolina workers, with a focus on farmworkers and workers on temporary visas. Along with staff from allied organizations, the intern will conduct outreach one night per week at migrant labor camps, so strong Spanish skills are strongly preferred. The intern will be involved in legal research and writing, client interviews, legislative research, litigation support, assistance with lobbying efforts, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time. Justice Center attorneys will make every effort to include the intern in a variety of experiences as they may be available including: attending court hearings or depositions, conducting client interviews, attending legislative committee hearings, meeting with legislators, attending strategy sessions or meetings with ally organizations.
The Justice Center is North Carolina’s leading private, non-profit anti-poverty organization. Our mission is to alleviate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. In order to improve the ability of low-income families to access opportunity and share in the state's prosperity, the Justice Center pursues a broad policy agenda around the issues of affordable housing, transportation, workforce development and training, public education, supports for working families, consumer protections, immigrants' rights, access to health care, state budget allocations and state tax policy. For more information, visit www.ncjustice.org.
Because we are a non-profit organization entirely dependent on grants and donations, we encourage you to apply for funding through your school and to explore other funding opportunities. Funding from the Justice Center is dependent upon the availability of grants.
To apply send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “WRP Law Internship” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 13, 2017.
The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.