GJP is a 35-year-old non-profit located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. GJP’s work spans three areas: Holistic Criminal Defense and Probation Representation; Advocacy and Outreach; and Reentry Lawyering including Criminal Records. At the heart of the work is the belief that the criminal justice system is biased against poor people and people of color, that justice-involved individuals deserve respect and zealous representation whether or not they can afford an attorney, and that an arrest or a conviction should not be a life sentence because of the impact of so called “collateral consequences.”
GJP works hard to make sure our students have a wide range of experiences, get to work directly with clients, meet local justice leaders, and participate in educational events. GJP externs may assist with one or all three facets of legal work at GJP depending on their interest and current needs. See more at: https://www.gjp.org/about/internships/legal-internship-experience/
An interest in the criminal justice system and racial and social justice; Strong writing and research skills; Organized and prepared to work in a collaborative and team-driven work environment. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including those with a criminal history or who have family impacted by the justice system.
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writing sample 5 pages or less.