Internships | Volunteer

Passionate, enthusiastic volunteers are the lifeblood of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and we thank you for your interest! Are you a student or recent graduate looking for an academically challenging and socially dynamic position that helps change entire communities? Then you may be a great fit for our Internship program. Are you interested in helping us with special events, particular activities like civic engagement, or have a special skill? Then you may be a perfect fit for our Event and Special Task Volunteers. Please read below, complete and submit the form and we will get back to you!

Internship Opportunities

Fall Litigation Intern

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is currently seeking a paid, part-time Litigation Intern for Fall 2020 to assist with the organization’s impact litigation and community advocacy in the areas of immigrant justice and voting rights. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school; have strong interests in immigrant justice, voting rights, and civil rights law; and be committed to serving the needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other immigrant and refugee communities. The intern will receive a stipend commensurate with the duration of the internship.

Responsibilities and duties

●Assist with impact litigation, primarily before federal courts. May include conducting legal and factual research for ongoing and potential lawsuits, drafting and reviewing complaints, motions, and other pleadings, correspondence, and written discovery; and other litigation tasks
● Assist with marketing activities, such as drafting press releases and community advisories
● Assist with community organizing and education activities, such as election protection and policy advocacy
● Work closely and collaboratively with other offices in the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, as well as other community organizations
● Assist in general office duties, such as answering phones, outreach, and other tasks
● There may be opportunities for the intern to experience working with other departments at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta as desired

Requirements and qualifications

● Currently enrolled law student at an accredited institution
● Strong legal research and writing skills
● Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
● Interest in and passion for civil rights work and issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities
● Commitment to Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s mission
● Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
● Ability to work independently and proactively in a small team
● Commitment to working 15-20 hours per week for the fall semester (12-14 weeks from September-December 2020). The work will be done remotely.
● Prior experience working with/ties to low-income communities of color and/or immigrant or refugee communities preferred but not required
● Bilingual abilities are desired but not required, particularly in Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and/or Spanish

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in the internship, resume (no more than one page), legal writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and list of three professional or academic references as one PDF to Hillary Li, at by August 14, 2020.
Please write “Fall 2020 Litigation Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails, please. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Event and Special Task Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer but cannot commit a specified time, we still could use your help! We are looking for volunteers for help with the following:

  • Translation of basic pieces of legal education in Vietnamese, Chinese, Laotian, Tagalog or any other Asian language
  • Volunteer service time for specific community outreach events or projects which usually occur on weekday nights or on weekends – door to door canvassing, phone banking, community meetings and special events, for example
  • IT / technical / computer assistance
  • Videography
  • Event planning

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