SPLC’s New Orleans office is dedicated to (1) advocating on behalf of vulnerable children in the Deep South to ensure that they have equal opportunities to reach their full potential; and (2) reducing the number of incarcerated youth and adults, reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems so they operate fairly and equitably, and ensuring the dignity and humanity of youth and adults involved with these systems. Our New Orleans office has a particular emphasis on ensuring equal access to public education, stopping the school-to-prison pipeline, and combatting the criminalization of children. We utilize litigation, public education, public policy, and legislative strategies to positively impact these systems. For more information, visit our website at https://www.splcenter.org/state-offices/louisiana 

The interns assist the Center’s attorneys and other staff with legal and public policy research, writing, field/facility investigations, discovery, and case preparation.

The Southern Poverty Law Center offers summer internships to exceptional second-year law students who possess strong academic backgrounds, excellent research and writing skills, and a commitment to public interest law.

Interns receive $700.00 per week. Start dates are somewhat flexible, but interns are expected to begin sometime in early June 2016. A minimum commitment of ten weeks is required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, a writing sample (no longer than 15 pages), and the names and phone numbers of three references by October 30, 2015, to our career portal here . The office expects to select interns by early December 2015. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to inquiries by telephone.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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