Workers’ Rights & Employment Undergrad Law Internship
Organization Profile: Equal Justice Center (EJC) is a non-profit public interest law firm and
employment justice organization, which empowers low-wage workers to achieve workplace
justice regardless of their immigration status. We provide legal representation that enables
workers recover unpaid wages and combat other basic injustices they encounter in the
workplace. We work for systemic reforms that strengthen employment rights and expand access
to the justice system for all working people.
We have internship positions available for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters in our Austin
office. Internships will run concurrently with the beginning and end of the student’s semester.
Qualifications: Spanish fluency Preferred
Time commitment: 10 hours per week.
o Conducts detailed in-person and telephonic interviews with workers who are
seeking legal assistance
o Assist staff attorneys to analyze the workers’ legal needs and available remedies
o Create and maintain up to date case information in our online management system
o Assist in our community outreach and education efforts by distributing literature
on jobsites, business and community events.
Learning opportunities: Interns are not required but are invited to attend an intensive
crash course, alongside UT Law clinic students, to learn the basics of the substantive law
and practice methods employed by EJC. The internship will also provide substantial onthe-
job training in subjects including workers’ rights, labor and employment law, contract
law, litigation practice, and public interest advocacy.
Academic credit: Academic credit toward your major is likely available, please inquire
with your college/university requirements.
Cycle Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, but we
recommend you consider the following deadlines:
▪Fall: August 15 ▪ Spring: December 15 ▪ Summer: April 30
Contact: If you are interested in this position please apply online at
www.equaljusticecenter.org and click on “Internship & Volunteer Opportunities” to find
the online application.