Externship - Approved Placements
Immigrant Justice Project
The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center offers summer internships to exceptional law students who possess strong academic backgrounds, excellent research and writing skills, and a commitment to public interest law. Proficiency in Spanish is also desired. The Immigrant Justice Project represents low-income immigrant workers in high-impact civil rights and employment cases throughout nine states in the South. 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.
Ms. Monica Ramirez , Senior Staff Attorney/Project Director
Dept:Immigrant Justice Project
233 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30303