The 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.
About the Program
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center requests applications for the summer program in the spring semester. Interested students should submit a cover letter and résumé on Symplicity. After students apply through Symplicity, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center forwards the applications to a list of participating offices in Louisiana. During the middle of the spring semester, the Center will host an informational session allowing applicants the opportunity to meet representatives from participating offices. In the following weeks, offices will contact students directly for interviews or job offers. Interns will work for ten weeks during the summer semester, earning $5,500.00. 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 without the approval of the Gillis Long Associate Director. 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 may expect to work approximately 37 hours per week.
- Due to funding regulations, Gillis Long may not place students in offices providing criminal legal services.
2021 Host Offices
- Acadiana Legal Services (Lafayette, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Monroe, Shreveport, Natchitoches)
- Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans)
- The Pro Bono Project
- Disability Rights Louisiana
- CrescentCare Legal Services
- Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center
- Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
- Louisiana Appleseed
- Citizen S.H.E.