Summer Internship With the Mississippi Center for Justice

The Mississippi Center for Justice, a nonprofit, homegrown law firm, invites applications from law students to take part during the summer in our work advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi. Law students will become a part of history as they bring their time and talents to campaigns that address sustainable, systemic changes in policies related to predatory payday lending practices, foreclosure prevention, Hurricane Katrina recovery, access to healthcare for children, equality in education and more. Although the Center cannot provide a stipend, they will work with students to meet grant application deadlines at their schools or with other funders. They will encourage all summer interns accepted into the program to submit an application to Equal Justice Works Summer Corps to earn a $1000.00 education award (applications open in spring 2010 – check  for more information). The Center offers a unique legal experience that is not limited by the walls of a courtroom. You can gain invaluable insight into the many ways that the law can, and should, improve the quality of life for all Mississippians. 

Students should submit a résumé with current contact information, including an e-mail address, and a cover letter that outlines their interest in the Mississippi Center for Justice and their work, and identifies what kind of experiences and policy areas draw them to the organization. Students should also include three references.  

If you are applying for a summer grant from an external source, please make any deadlines you must meet clear in the opening paragraph. Please also indicate whether you have a preference for working out of the Jackson or Biloxi office, or if you are open to placement in either office. More information is available at   

Applications for Summer 2010 placement must be postmarked AND  received via e-mail by January 4, 2010. 

Send resume, cover letter and references to: 

Mississippi Center for Justice

Summer Internships

P.O. Box 1023

Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1023

Phone: (601)352-2269

Also, send via e-mail to: