JUL’s Center for Advocacy and Social Justice is seeking several Law Student Social Justice Advocacy Interns (for-credit position) to assist the CASJ Director and Intern Coordinator in developing the CASJ Social Justice Advocacy Program. The CASJ Internship Program operates year-round but organized by semesters. Students are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in fields focused on developing and implementing social justice public policy. Interns are assigned to CASJ lawyers to gain hands-on experience while improving their organizing, research, analytical, and writing skills. Emphasis is on developing intern careers and networks for post-graduation success. The responsibilities of this position, working under the supervision of an attorney, include opportunities to:
- Work with community leaders to draft municipal ordinances that promote community involvement in governance and resource allocation
- Assist service organizations in developing governance models and nonprofit legal structures
- Assist minority businesses in startup and growth from a legal standpoint
- Assist Public Health organizations in the legal aspects of developing mandates, procedures, and partnerships that reduce health equity gaps
- Research issues and developing solutions to racial equity gaps
- Develop relationships and network with academics, attorneys, health professionals, elected officials, community leaders and thought leaders to promote the mission of the Center
- Draft papers on a subject concerning social justice and equality,
- Organize and lead town halls that engage the community in the subject
- Develop marketing and social media content and conduct community outreach
Credit-based positions: prospective interns are encouraged to contact their law school for potential academic credit requirements and deadlines. The CASJ has its own Field Placement Manual comparable to that of many law schools that ensures adequate mentoring, supervision, and assessment. For for-credit placements, the model allows for source faculty oversight if desired by the source law/undergraduate/graduate school. The CASJ is led by an experienced law professor who is available as a faculty substitute.
If internship funding is available through your school for internships, we are will work with you, your school, or any outside funding sources to complete any required paperwork/application materials for funding.