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Social Justice Intern

JUL's Center for Advocacy and Social Justice is seeking several Social Justice Advocacy Interns to assist in public health, education, criminal justice, community organizing, legal, social media, and other projects.

The CASJ Internship Program operates year-round but is organized by semesters. Students are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in fields focused on developing and implementing social justice public policy. Interns collaborate with community leaders to gain hands-on experience while improving their organizing, research, analytical, and writing skills.

Emphasis is on developing intern careers and networks for post-graduation success. The responsibilities of this position, working under the supervision of an attorney, include opportunities to:
  • Work with community leaders to draft municipal ordinances that promote community involvement in governance and resource allocation
  • Assist service organizations in developing governance models and nonprofit legal structures
  • Assist minority businesses in startup and growth from a legal standpoint
  • Assist Public Health organizations in the legal aspects of developing mandates, procedures, and partnerships that reduce health equity gaps
  • Research issues and developing solutions to racial equity gaps
  • Develop relationships and network with academics, attorneys, health professionals, elected officials, community leaders, and thought leaders to promote the mission of the CenterDraft papers on a subject concerning social justice and equality,
  • Organize and lead town halls that engage the community in the subject
  • Develop marketing and social media content and conduct community outreach