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Human Rights Internship, Summer **

Company name

Southern Center for Human Rights.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Valid Through

Dec 29, 2020

Posted on

Sep 15, 2020


Atlanta, GA, United States

Employment Type



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Human Rights Internship, Summer
Interns will assist staff attorneys in all aspects of our work. Depending on what needs to be done in our cases at a given time, interns should expect to do several of the following tasks while they are at SCHR: Conduct legal research and draft pleadings; write motions and briefs; locate and interview witnesses; visit and interview clients; monitor court proceedings for human rights violations; represent inmates before the Alabama parole board; participate in case strategy sessions; locate, obtain, and organize documents; gather statistical data; read and digest transcripts; assist in conducting inspections of jails and prisons; conduct social science and other research; assist in the location and preparing expert witnesses; research public policy issues and prepare policy reports; respond to requests for information from the public or people in prison; attend depositions, press conferences, court hearings, and arguments; Can expect to gain substantive background knowledge on work, including the legal and procedural aspects of the death penalty appellate process, the legal grounds for prisoners’ rights cases, and the process of tracking and influencing the legislative process. Students enrolled in semester-long programs are welcome.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Southern Center for Human Rights.
83 Poplar Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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