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EJI Internship

Kick start the career with EJI and start working as an intern in a reputed organization. The organization is offering summer law student internships. The applicant hired for the program will work closely with EJI attorneys and will engage in a variety of work experiences. The candidate will work directly with clients, conduct a proper investigation on cases, assist in the development of reports, publications, monitor court proceedings, and education resources for policymakers, lawyers, and the public. The internship program needs applicants to commit 10 weeks to work at EJI in Montgomery, Alabama. The company is providing salaries to the students. The person must be innovative and resourceful. The person is required to understand the objective of the company and start working according to that. The program needs someone who is at least 18 years old or more than that. The candidate must be working to get a bachelor’s degree in law, legal, or any other related major course with good grades.

The student after enrolling as an intern in the company needs to work. The work will be assigned by the senior attorney of the EJI Company. The student is required to draft memoranda and conduct legal research, pleadings, and briefs for litigation efforts in both federal and state courts. The issues mainly involve the criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, constitutional law, death penalty law, habeas corpus law, and appellate procedure and practice. The applicant must possess all the knowledge of the law, and must know how to use it while dealing with the clients. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills and must know how to communicate effectively and efficiently. Along with strong communication skills, the person must know how to operate the computer and deal with software technologies.

EJI or commonly known as the Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization that is based in Montgomery, Alabama. The organization provides legal representation to the prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of the crime, who may have been denied a fair trial, poor prisoners without effective representation. The founder of the company Bryan Stevenson was depicted in the legal drama Just Mercy which is based on his memoir Just Mercy. Equal Justice Initiative won the 2020 Webby People’s Voice Awards for Charitable Organization/ Nonprofit in the category web.

Benefits

An environment where the student can work without any disturbance. The company offers paid time off, sick leaves, and many other benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Draft memoranda.
  • Conduct legal research, pleadings, and briefs for litigation efforts in both federal and state courts.
  • Must solve issues mainly related to the criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, constitutional law, death penalty law, habeas corpus law, and appellate procedure and practice.

Internship Eligibility

  • The minimum age required for the internship program is 18 years or more than that.
  • The right choice for the company is someone who is enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.
  • The student must be working towards a law, or legal degree.
  • The person must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • The candidate must possess some prior working experience.
  • The student must possess some working knowledge of computers in the company.
  • The candidate must know how to communicate effectively with the clients.

Location

The location for the internship program in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. The internship program offered by the company is for the summer semester.

Duration of Internship

The EJI Internship program is available for 10 weeks duration. The person must stay in the United States to successfully carry out the internship program.

How to Apply

The company requires the student to enroll as an intern in the organization. So, the interested candidate is required to submit a cover letter, a resume, and another related document on the link that is mentioned below. Make sure the details entered are correct and updated.

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