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Fall and Spring Internships

The Fall and Spring Internship Programs provide opportunities for second, third, and fourth (part-time) year students to work as interns in legal services offices in New Orleans. Paid interns gain invaluable legal experience and skills while assisting the indigent in the community.

About the Program

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center requests applications for the internship programs each semester. Interested students may apply for the internship program by submitting a cover letter and résumé on Symplicity. After students apply through Symplicity, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center forwards the applications to a list of participating offices in New Orleans. In the following weeks, offices will contact students directly to schedule interviews or extend job offers. Interns work 12 hours per week for eight weeks during the semester, earning $2,000.00. The Center will send a check for the intern’s salary to the participating office.

Students must apply for each internship program individually. Participation in the fall program does not require or guarantee participation in the spring or summer programs.

Program Guidelines

  • Students may not seek a position without the approval of the Gillis Long Associate Director. This ensures a fair process for all interested students. Depending on available funds, the Gillis Long office will determine the number of placements.
  • Students must complete the required contract before beginning the internship. Please be aware the contract is a binding document. Students should not accept an internship placement unless committed to completing the program.
  • The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will send funds for the student’s salary to the office. The office’s payroll department will answer questions regarding pay periods and tax withholdings.
  • Interns may expect to work 12 hours per week.
  • Due to funding regulations, Gillis Long may not place students in offices providing criminal legal services.

Host Offices