“It seems to me that any full grown, mature adult would have a desire to be responsible, to help where he can in a world that needs so very much, that threatens us so very much.” ~Norman Lear
The ACLU of Georgia is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting civil rights and individual liberties. The ACLU focuses on impact litigation on constitutional and civil liberties issues including criminal justice, death penalty, disability rights, free speech, immigrants’ rights, national security, prisoners’ rights, racial justice, religious freedom, reproductive freedom, and voting rights. Practice areas include children/education/juvenile justice issues. Please see website for information on 2012 Internships.
Atlanta Legal Aid
If you are a law student interested in an internship, please send your resume and cover letter to Cheri Tipton, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 151 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. This applies to the Cobb Justice Foundation as well.
One Child One Lawyer Program – The Program Director and Program staff conduct an initial assessment of the child and the child's legal position and make a recommendation regarding the acceptance of the case into the Family Drug Court Program. The One Child, One Lawyer Program represents the child client until the child attains permanency. Attorneys maintain on-going regular contact with the child to monitor the child's well-being and to ensure that the attorney is able to advocate for the child's safety and well-being and to ensure that the child attains timely permanency. Atlanta, GA
235 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Ms. Lila Newberry Bradley
The summer intern will assist the staff of the Barton Clinic with legal research, writing, and advocacy related to the clinic's ongoing public policy activities. The clinic operates as a student legal clinic, accepting students from law schools and graduate schools in fields related to child advocacy. Students in the clinic do not provide direct representation of children but instead focus on research and advocacy projects that affect how Georgia courts and agencies handle child welfare cases. Atlanta, GA. Summer Only.
Our interns typically help with preparing a case for mediation by serving parties, sending out notice letters, pulling case histories, researching any legal issues. In addition, interns observe mediations and court hearings to be able to compare the two processes. Sometimes interns will help mediators draft agreements with the parties. I hope this description helps.
Focus areas include: federal civil rights litigation addressing anti-immigrant laws, law enforcement abuse of immigrants, and other governmental discrimination against immigrants; and litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Agricultural Worker Protection Act, and Title VII, RICO, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In addition, Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative is a project within the Immigrant Justice Project that handles litigation in ten southern states and participates in nation-wide advocacy to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination experienced by low-wage immigrant women workers.
Our project currently consists of nine attorneys, five outreach paralegals, and three administrative support staff. Summer interns assist the Center’s attorneys and paralegals with significant legal research and writing, case development and investigations, discovery, litigation support, and some outreach to clients.
The Immigrant Justice Project is based in Atlanta,Georgia, but interns will be expected to travel throughout the Southeast on occasion to meet with clients and conduct outreach. Interns receive $700.00 per week. Start dates are somewhat flexible, but interns are typically expected to begin in late May or early June 2012. A minimum commitment of ten weeks is strongly preferred.
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The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.