Gillis Long Civil Summer Programs
The Civil Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for Loyola law students to work as interns in legal services offices in Louisiana and throughout the United States. Paid interns gain invaluable legal experience and skills while assisting the indigent in the community.
Gillis Long Civil Summer Internship Program Information
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center requests applications for the summer program in the spring semester. Interested students may apply on Symplicity. Each host office has an individual job posting on Symplicity. A student may apply to a maximum of three job postings.
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center forwards the applications to the host offices. Offices will contact students directly for interviews or job offers. Interns are expected to work full-time for 10 weeks, not to exceed 37.5 hours per week., earning $6,000.00. The Center will send a check for the intern’s salary to the participating office.
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center funds a limited number of out-of-state internships. Please contact Christina Luwisch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this opportunity.
- Students may not seek a summer internship without the approval of the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. This ensures a fair process for all interested students. Depending on available funds, the Gillis Long office will determine the number of summer placements.
- Students must complete the required contract before beginning the internship. Please be aware the contract is a binding document. Students should not accept an internship placement unless committed to completing the program.
- The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will send a check for the student's salary to the office. The office's payroll department will answer questions regarding pay periods and tax withholdings.
- Interns are expected to work full-time for 10 weeks, not to exceed 37.5 hours per week.
- Due to funding regulations, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center may not place students in offices providing criminal legal services.
Mark and Monica Surprenant Access to Social Justice Fellowship
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center proudly partners with Mark and Monica Surprenant to offer The Mark and Monica Surprenant Access to Social Justice Summer Fellowship. The fellowship supports internship opportunities for current law students who work with organizations that provide civil legal services. This summer fellowship recognizes law students with an interest in and dedication to civil legal services.
2022 Recipients: Renea Pellegrino and Jack Primack, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
The 2023 fellow will work with the Innocence Project of New Orleans.