LSJA seeks interns to work on an emerging project to seek clemency for victims of sex trafficking and intimate partner violence (approximately 10-15 hours/week). This project will capitalize on a new clemency application established by Governor Abbott as a result of LSJA’s advocacy. The project entails identifying potential applicants and pro bono partners to submit a high volume of meritorious applications, as well as follow-up data collection and reporting to raise awareness about underlying issues. Interns will assist in all aspects of the project, from correspondence and review of records for potential applicants, to communication with pro bono organizations and practitioners, to preparation and review of application materials, to data collection/review and drafting of report sections. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be part of a new initiative that stands to bring hope and redemption to a large number of people. Current law students may apply. The position is unpaid, but future employment is a possibility. This is an unpaid position with the potential of future employment.]
- Drafting and review of correspondence materials;
- Record collection and review;
- Participation in strategic conferences with partners;
- Communication with coalition and pro bono partners;
- Data collection/review;
- Possible report drafting;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest work;
- Background in issues pertaining to sex trafficking, domestic violence, or other forms of trauma a plus;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Strong organizational and communication skills;
- Ability to coordinate multiple aspects of a complex project involving many and varied personnel;
- Ability to review and compile data/familiarity with statistical analysis;
- Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission.