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Summer Legal Intern

Atlanta Legal Aid Society (“Legal Aid”) invites first and second-year law students to apply for internships for the summer of 2024. Our non-profit law firm represents low-income people in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, public benefits, education and health law.

Interns are partnered with Legal Aid staff attorneys for a hands-on experience of civil legal practice. Interns perform legal research and writing, assist with client interactions and litigation preparation, and have the opportunity to attend court and administrative proceedings. Many interns have their own caseload, participate in decision-making about cases, and handle cases from beginning to end under the supervision of a staff attorney. There is even the potential for interns to represent clients in court if certified under the Georgia Student Practice Act.

Each intern receives program orientation, a primary supervisor (with ongoing responsibility for on the job training and mentoring), and opportunities to work with other attorneys in the work unit to which they are assigned. Interns are able to use their summer to build long-term mentor-mentee relationships. Mentoring includes advice and assistance in applying and preparing for fellowships, clerkships, and other public interest positions. Many of our staff attorneys interned with Legal Aid when they were law students.

Legal Aid provides a limited number of stipends for the summer internship program, but applicants are encouraged to seek a stipend or other funding from their law school or other sources. Interns receiving stipends, funding or school credit are expected to work full time for 10 weeks. Interns not receiving stipends, funding or school credit are expected to work full time for 6 weeks or part time (at least 20 hours a week) for 10 weeks.

Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; writing sample (advice letter, legal memorandum or brief) which demonstrates your ability to research and analyze legal issues; official law school transcript (a copy is acceptable pending your order of an official transcript); and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of two professional references (preferably individuals who have supervised or managed your work) as one (1) PDF by March 31, 2024 using our online application system at

For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email [email protected].

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

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