Summer 2019 Legal Internship
Atlanta, GA Legal Department
Description

Tahirih Atlanta is seeking two talented and committed interns to join our team for Summer 2019!  Selected candidates will assist with providing legal services to immigrant women and girls fleeing violence, as well as with impact litigation through our Appellate Project.  We are seeking dynamic and enthusiastic candidates with interests in immigration law, human rights, women’s rights, and/or appellate practice.  


Internships are unpaid, but many interns receive credit for work completed at Tahirih through their school program.  We will gladly assist with any funding opportunities offered by law schools or outside organizations.


Responsibilities

• Research and draft memos, briefs, declarations, and other documents

• Engage in the development of legal strategy for appellate and impact litigation

• Assist with direct representation of immigrant clients in Atlanta Immigration Court 

• Interview clients by phone and in person

• Fill out and file immigration forms and documents

• Otherwise support the staff attorney with pending cases



Submissions:  Please include a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above qualifications, a resume, and a short writing sample (no more than 5 pages).


Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply. 



Requirements

• Enrollment in law school 

• Excellent research, writing and analytical skills 

• Commitment to public interest law

• Language skills highly desired, especially Spanish

• Experience assisting or interacting with vulnerable populations preferred

• Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States


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