Asian Americans Advancing Justice is the first nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities in Georgia and the Southeast. Students would work in the impact litigation department.
This department combines impact litigation with other strategies to expand legal protections for AANHPI, AMEMSA, and other marginalized communities and to advocate against laws and policies that are unjust or oppressive. It primarily focuses on the areas of immigrant justice and voting rights.
The extern's duties and responsibilities will include:
Conducting legal and factual research; drafting and reviewing pleadings, correspondence, and written discovery; Drafting press releases and community advisories; Assisting with community organizing and education activities; Collaborating with other offices in the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, and with community partners. In some semesters, there may be opportunities for the extern to work with other departments, including civic engagement and organizing, direct legal services, and policy advocacy.
Preferred qualifications: Fluency in languages other than English preferred (particularly Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and/or Spanish); Prior experience working with or ties to low-income communities of color and/or immigrant or refugee communities.
Short writing sample (10 pages or less)