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CRLA - Part Time Legal Internship

Company: CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE INC
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationRemote - Oakland, CAPosition TypeSeasonalTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftDayJob CategoryLegalCRLA's vision of Justice: A rural California where all people are treated with dignity and respect and guaranteed their fundamental rights.Founded in 1966, CRLA's mission is to fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities of our society. Through a network of regional offices and cross-cutting programs, CRLA provides legal services to tens of thousands of low-income people annually. Our work impacts farmworkers, indigenous populations, individuals with disabilities, immigrant populations, LGBTQ+ communities, women, children, and low-income families in rural areas. CRLA legal services are shaped by the needs of our diverse client community. Through a statewide network of offices, our staff conducts litigation, outreach, and legal education on the most pressing issues facing low-income communities: housing, employment; education; workplace safety; discrimination; income maintenance, and healthcare access. CRLA provides legal services in conjunction with a series of innovative programs and special initiatives. Strategically designed programs and initiatives allow CRLA to address recurring, widespread problems we have identified through emergent patterns in our individual client cases. CRLA has developed initiatives that deal with many complex and persistent issues for rural communities: protecting the health and safety of farmworkers; guaranteeing that workers receive proper wages; protecting individuals from predatory lending; fighting for communities that lack basic infrastructure; advocating for indigenous farmworkers; providing education and training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace; enforcing fair housing practices; supporting victims of domestic violence; guaranteeing the rights of children to quality education; and increasing access to healthcare among California's low-income families.CRLA seeks a part-time intern for the Michael Muniz Migrant Education Law Fellowship for the fall or spring semester of 2022-23 (200 hours over 10 weeks). The intern will work on education issues for migrant students and their parents. This internship would be based remotely or could work out of one of CRLA's field offices. Responsibilities would include the collection of information regarding current migrant services provided by the 16 Migrant Education Regions located in California; research on current regulations and policy guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the California Department of Education on the use of federal Migrant Education funds; preparation of community outreach and education materials; and work with migrant parent groups around the state on issues such as transportation, support services, school closures, and language access. Spanish language proficiency is preferred but not required. COMPENSATION: During the school year, CRLA normally only accepts externs receiving clinical credit under programs offered by their law schools. The Michael Muniz Migrant Education Law Fellowship will provide a one-time stipend of $2,500 for our 10-week part-time clerkship program. APPLICATION:CRLA invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.California Rural Legal Assistance thrives on our diversity, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.

Keywords: CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE INC, Oakland , CRLA - Part Time Legal Internship, Legal , Oakland, California

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