STUDENT POSITIONS

SLC offers many student and post-graduate opportunities to train the next generation of public interest advocates.  We value the educational benefit provided for the students, but also greatly appreciate the impact their work has on SLC as an organization.  Students research the law; investigate the facts; conduct online research; analyze data; summarize discovery; index depositions; draft press releases and newsletters; and assist with fundraising events.

Law Students conduct legal research and factual investigation; prepare legal memoranda; draft and review public records requests and responses; assist in all aspects of discovery such as document analysis, organization and indexing depositions; and assist in preparation of legal documents and pleadings. Since most of the work concerns federal court litigation, there is substantial legal research and writing involved. Excellent research, oral and written communication skills required with demonstrated interest in law, civil rights, and/or public policy. Second or third year students are preferred. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript (in PDF) to slc@southernlegal.org. Please indicate the position applying for in the subject. Be sure to include which semester you are available.

Law students may also inquire with the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida Levin College of Law or with the Florida Bar Foundation about clerkships they sponsor at SLC.

Paralegal and/or Legal Assistant Students may draft and review public records requests and responses; assist in all aspects of discovery, including drafting discovery requests and responses, document analysis, document gathering and indexing depositions; and assist with trial preparation. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript (in PDF) to slc@southernlegal.org. Please indicate the position applying for in the subject. Be sure to include which semester you are available.

Non-Law Students (Undergraduate and Graduate) will assist with factual investigation; review responses to public records requests and organize documents; and assist with various aspects of discovery such as document analysis, organization and indexing depositions. We will also work with students who wish to develop an independent research project that will meet their academic requirements as well as SLC’s organizational needs. Excellent research, oral and written communication skills required with demonstrated interest in law, civil rights, and/or public policy. Undergraduate juniors or above preferred. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript (in PDF) to slc@southernlegal.org. Please indicate the position applying for in the subject. Be sure to include which semester you are available.

Marketing Interns will assist with developing and maintaining media lists; developing and maintaining newsletter contact lists; tracking coverage of SLC in the media; drafting and sending press releases; and writing and editing copy for SLC’s newsletters, website and social media. A commitment to social justice and knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Microsoft Excel is a plus. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript (in PDF) to slc@southernlegal.org. Please indicate the position applying for in the subject. Be sure to include which semester you are available.

Public Relations Interns will provide undergraduate or graduate students with the opportunity to learn about public interest law and policy while developing research, communications, and outreach skills. Duties may include: develop and maintain media lists; track media coverage of SLC and relevant legal issues; assist in outreach; draft copy for SLC web site and social media; prepare and send press releases; draft and edit copy for newsletter, reports, media kits, and other documents fundamental to organization’s communications strategy; and develop and implement communications strategies for policy advocacy, litigation, and development efforts.  Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Microsoft Excel a plus. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript (in PDF) to slc@southernlegal.org. Please indicate the position applying for in the subject. Be sure to include which semester you are available.

Development Interns will provide undergraduate or graduate students with the opportunity to learn about public interest law and policy while gaining hands-on experience in the areas of communications, fundraising, and development.  Duties may include: develop and maintain donor lists; participate in donor communications; research prospective donors and grants; assist with organization of events; assist in outreach; draft & edit copy for web, social media, newsletter, and other communications; and perform other tasks as needed to support resource development for non-profit law firm. Applicants should be technologically adept, and able to quickly learn new programs (proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC a plus). Outstanding candidates have completed course work in fundraising for non-profit organizations and/or have previous development internship/work experience. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript (in PDF) to slc@southernlegal.org. Please indicate the position applying for in the subject. Be sure to include which semester you are available.

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

SLC receives more requests for assistance than it can accept.  Many of the cases involve advocacy and administrative challenges in the areas of medicaid waiver, nursing home transition, special education and expulsion hearings.  Sign up for pro bono at: visit https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/florida-pro-bono-matters/