Pro Bono Outreach - Approved Placements
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc
Atlanta Legal Aid Society welcomes applications for summer legal intern positions, from students who have completed their first or second year in law school. We have 10-15 openings for first or second year law students, who have their own school funding or course credit, who obtain foundation funding, or who can volunteer. Work by first year interns focuses upon special projects; or research, writing, investigation, document collection, and observation regarding ongoing cases. Second year interns are given more direct contact with clients and witnesses, and may handle administrative hearings involving such issues as unemployment benefits, food stamps, and housing grievances. Each summer intern receives program orientation at the beginning of the summer, a primary supervisor (with ongoing responsibility for mentoring and on the job training), and opportunities to work with other staff in the work unit to which she/he is assigned. Interns meet with each other and a summer intern coordinator several times during the summer, to compare work notes. There are also several social gatherings for interns. Students with funding or school credit are expected to work full time for at least 10 weeks. Volunteers (work with no funding or school credit) are asked to commit at least 6 weeks of full time work, or 10 weeks of at least 20 hours per week. The more time a volunteer can commit to the internship, the more likely a successful placement with one of our work units. Intern applications are reviewed by a hiring committee member. Qualified applicants may not be placed if they are not able to volunteer or obtain their own funds, or because there are not enough openings for all the interested applicants. (In the year 2004 we had more than 250 applications for 20 summer intern slots.)
Cheri Tipton, Deputy Director
Dept:Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
151 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303