Farmworker Law Summer Internship

“It would be very difficult to find another summer position that would offer the range of substantive, hands on work experience that the GLSP Farmworker Rights Division offered me. Not only did I conduct intensive legal research, and draft briefs, subpoenas, motions, and memos…, but I was able to do things I never dared imagine I could do as a summer intern…Most incredible of all, I was able to have my voice heard… At the GLSP Farmworker Rights Division they made you truly feel like you were part of the team.”

– Kai Gill, Columbia Law Class of 2017 (2015 Summer Intern)

The Farmworker Rights Division of the Georgia Legal Services Program seeks a law student to join our advocacy on behalf of farmworkers. Farmworkers frequently experience significant wage violations, labor trafficking, and other violation of their employment rights.  The Farmworker Rights Division provides free legal representation to eligible farmworkers in Georgia, including guest foreign workers with temporary work visas.

Student Intern Responsibilities:  Summer is our busiest time, as the height of the Georgia harvest season occurs from May through July.  Our Summer Intern will develop their client communication and fact-finding skills by visiting farmworker communities around the state, providing workers with information about their rights, and collecting information about working and housing conditions.  In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to investigate the facts of developing cases, draft legal memoranda, and participate in ongoing litigation. The intern will work as part of the Farmworker Rights Division’s Summer Team, which includes permanent GLSP Farmworker staff and an LSC Rural Summer Legal Corps fellow.

Internship Requirements:

  • Ability to work and communicate well with a diverse group of people
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel
  • Spanish language fluency preferred
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Commitment to social justice

Internship Information: Duration: 10 consecutive weeks during the 2020 Summer (Dates flexible to accommodate school schedule). Stipend:  $420 per week

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