Part-Time Virtual Legal Internship or Clerkship (Summer 2020)

The Program Intern or Law Clerk will work closely with the Managing Partner to execute the day-to-day operations of the civil rights practice.  This is an intern or clerkship position that is ideal for college students or law students that have excelled in their coursework and have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with great attention-to-detail and who have an interest in pursuing law school and serving communities of color.  This position provides substantive work for the student to obtain writing samples, direct client contact, and develop legal research and writing skills.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Interview and draft demand letters related to landlord tenant matters, Fair Labor Standards Act cases, employment discrimination (Title VII, ADA), Eighth Amendment, and special education matters

  • Research and analyze 11th circuit precedent regarding civil rights matters and craft creative, novel legal arguments

  • Draft complaints and correspondence to the EEOC and opposing counsel for on-going employment discrimination matters

  • Draft and revise briefs for civil rights practice throughout Georgia (N.D., M.D., S.D.) as needed

  • Draft blogs related to new civil rights precedent and respond to legal questions via the Ask Angie blog

Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program or law school

  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector, civil rights litigation, and/or poverty law

  • Knowledge of intersectionality, client-centered lawyering, and equity and/or willingness to learn these firm values

  • Prior experience working with/ties to low-income individuals and communities of color preferred, but not required.

  • Excellent computer skills with a proven facility with data management, process flow, and database tracking systems. (Must have high speed internet because position is entirely virtual)

  • Strong writing, analytical, interpersonal, time-management, and communications skills required. 

  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually. 

  • Academic Credit from institution (preferred) 

Compensation

Stipend of $1500 to be disbursed upon successful completion of the internship program.  Stipend is intended to be supplementary to other financial assistance received from school, non-profits, or other sources.  Managing Partner will assist student in achieving additional funding, if applicable.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your résumé, cover letter, writing sample, transcript, and two references (note—not recommendation letters) to  careers@aedmondslaw.com with the subject line “FIRST NAME, LAST NAME 2020 Summer Legal Internship.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and earlier submissions will receive priority. Completed Applications due no later than May 27, 2020.  Anticipated term is from June 8-August 7, 2020.  No phone calls or inquiry emails, please.

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