The Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for first and second year 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.
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 to Christina Luwisch, Assistant Director, in BB 320. After students apply through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, the 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 consecutive weeks during the summer semester, earning a $5,000.00 stipend. The Center will send a check for the intern’s stipend to the participating office.
The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center funds a limited number of out-of-state internships. Please contact Christina Luwisch at email@example.com for more information on this opportunity.
"While law school has developed my ability to think and interpret the law in order to be a successful attorney, for the past month at Legal Services [Alabama], I have essentially learned how to be an attorney by drafting briefs, letters, motions, attending trials, and communicating with other attorneys and judges. I am wholeheartedly enjoying myself learning and working with the most humble and hardworking advocates and feel honored to help bring resolutions to the most needy in my community. " C. Smitherman, J.D., May 2015
"All in all, I am finding the National Center for Law and Economic Justice a wonderful place to work and find meaning. The attorneys here are dedicated to the cause of economic justice and it really shows. I count myself incredibly fortunate to have such excellent mentors and to be exposed to high impact, complex litigation and client interaction. I feel I have found the best of both worlds." S. Mire, J.D., May 2015
"As an alumni of Loyola’s undergraduate institution, I am well aware of Loyola’s mission of educating the whole person and I have to say this internship [at Acadiana Legal Services] did just that. Not only did I gain valuable skills that will help me in the future, I also learned a lot about myself in the process. I cannot imagine a more rewarding way to spend a summer." M. Flynn, J.D., May 2017