Farmworker Rights Summer 2022 Internship

Summer 2022 Law Student Internship, Farmworker Rights

Georgia Legal Services Program

Farmworker Rights Division

104 Marietta St., NW, Suite 250

Atlanta, GA 30303

The Farmworker Rights Division of the Georgia Legal Services Program seeks a law student to join our advocacy on behalf of farmworkers. Our office litigates in federal and state courts, while also providing administrative advocacy to better the working conditions for farmworkers across Georgia. Our work focuses primarily on claims arising out of federal employment law and labor trafficking protections, state contract law, and civil rights law. We also run a comprehensive community education program that involves outreach to workers at labor camps, targeted virtual outreach, and collaborations with local stakeholders. Currently, our client community is comprised primarily of foreign guest workers on temporary visas. Learn more about our work at https://farmworkerrights.org/.

The Law Student Intern will exercise initiative, sound judgment, and creativity to help solve legal problems of migrant farmworkers throughout Georgia. Interns will be expected to assist with federal and state litigation; administrative advocacy; summer outreach to workers at labor camps, as well as virtual outreach; and collaborations with local and international stakeholders. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to investigate the facts of developing cases, draft legal memoranda, and actively participate in shaping case strategy.

The Farmworker Rights Division is housed in GLSP’s central office in Atlanta, providing interns an opportunity to work alongside other advocates committed to combating poverty and injustice. The legal intern will also work closely with our Director of the Farmworker Rights Division, the Farmworker Rights staff, and fellow interns.

Internship Requirements:

• Ability to work and communicate well with a diverse group of people

• Willingness to travel

• Spanish language fluency preferred

• Strong legal research and writing skills

• Commitment to social justice

Internship Information: The internship lasts ten consecutive weeks during the 2022 Summer (Dates flexible to accommodate school schedule). A stipend is available for law students without institutional funding.

GLSP is currently working remotely and continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will inform candidates if 2022 summer internships will be conducted remotely.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hsmith@glsp.org.