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Southern Poverty Law Center Summer Legal Internship 2020

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) is currently offering an exciting legal internship program for summer 2020 within different offices located in Alexandria, Lumpkin, Ocilla, and Folkston.

This program will be a minimum of 10 weeks, beginning on June 1st. SIFI Interns will be provided a base of $600 weekly, with opportunities for additional compensation through overtime by the Center.

Those selected will collaborate closely with the entire SIFI team, SIFI partners, and allied organizations, and have opportunities to assist with the development of potential federal litigation arising from removal defense work.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Montgomery, Alabama. It is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. It was founded in August 1971 by Morris Dees, Julian Bond, and Joe Levin.

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Internship Location:

The program will take place in different locations such as Alexandria, Lumpkin, Ocilla, and Folkston.

Internship Duration:

Candidates are expected to spend ten consecutive weeks as interns.

Internship Benefits:

The program will pay a base of $600 weekly, with opportunities for additional compensation through overtime.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be a part of this opportunity, applicants must meet the following criteria:

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  • Spanish language proficiency;
  • Access to reliable transportation for the summer as locations are in remote areas; and
  • Demonstrated dedication to and/or experience working with low-income, immigrant clients.

Eligible Country:

United States

How to Apply:

Candidates need to fill out an online application form that must consist of a resume/CV, cover letter, a writing sample of up to 5 pages and a copy of your transcripts.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is currently open.

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