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Non-Legal Internship Positions

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Farmworker Rights Internship

 

Overview:

Iowa Legal Aid provides high quality, legal representation in civil cases to low-income Iowans through individual representation, impact litigation, and community legal education.  Most of the legal assistance involves domestic abuse, landlord/tenant issues, consumer protections, public benefits or individual rights. 

The Farmworker Rights Project provides education and legal assistance to hired farmworkers who work in a variety of agricultural jobs. Farmworkers face many legal problems related to their status as agricultural workers. They include issues related to employment, wages, health and safety, housing, education, domestic abuse, harassment, public benefits, immigration and language access. Iowa Legal Aid identifies these issues and strives to resolve them either informally or through the court system.

Farmwork Rights Internship:

Iowa Legal Aid is hiring paid interns for our Farmworker Rights Project. The position is part-time during the fall and spring semesters with full-time hours during the summer. Interns are paid $12.50 per hour, plus mileage for travel.

The person hired for this position will perform outreach to educate farmworkers about their rights and to interview potential clients. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with staff attorneys to provide legal assistance on casework, including interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting demand letters, drafting discovery requests and preparing for trial.

The ability to speak Spanish is strongly desired for this position. Status as a law student is also desired, but not required.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a letter of application and resume to Lorraine Gaynor, Iowa Legal Aid, 1700 S. 1st Avenue, Ste. 10, Iowa City, IA  52240.  Application materials can also be submitted electronically to Lorraine Gaynor at lgaynor@iowalaw.org.

Last Review and Update: Feb 01, 2019
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