Internships

Law student interns - Summer 2019

**Application Deadline: October 15, 2018. We will interview (in person or by phone) and make decisions soon thereafter.**

The Public Justice Center (PJC) is offering TWO internship opportunities to law students during the summer of 2019. Each intern will work with all of the PJC’s project teams as needed. The PJC’s projects include (1) Workplace Justice (wage-theft litigation on behalf of low-wage workers and worker-related policy advocacy), (2) Education Stability (advocating for students experiencing homelessness and unlawful disciplinary practices), (3) Health and Benefits (protecting and expanding Medicaid and other public benefits), (4) Human Right to Housing (protecting and expanding tenants’ rights to safe, habitable, affordable, and non-discriminatory housing), and (5) the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (assisting local advocates with litigation and legislation to expand the right to counsel). For more information on what each project team works on please visit our website: www.publicjustice.org.

We are looking for interns who are willing to learn and contribute to our mission. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a background and/or interest in one or more of the following:  public interest law/poverty law, domestic or international human rights law, and community organizing or community economic development. They will also possess legal research and writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple responsibilities, and the ability to work with a class- and race-diverse constituency. Spanish proficiency or fluency is favored but not required.

Law interns typically work over a ten-week period. Although there are no funds available to compensate an intern, the PJC does reimburse parking expenses and will work with the successful candidate to secure funding from any potential source, such as law-school-based public interest programs or Equal Justice Works. The PJC is also a federal work-study employer.

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit an email to Sulma Guzmán (guzmans@publicjustice.org) and David Rodwin (rodwind@publicjustice.org) with the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter, including a statement of your interest, knowledge, and/or experience;
  2. Resume;
  3. List of three references;
  4. One writing sample that reflects solely your work; and,
  5. A one-page statement on race, racial justice, and/or race equity.

Internships at other times of year

The PJC welcomes interns throughout the year whose interests, abilities, and availability match with a current need of the staff. To be considered, please send a resume and letter explaining your interest, abilities, and availability to Sulma Guzmán (guzmans@publicjustice.org) and David Rodwin (rodwind@publicjustice.org).