Thank you for your interest in working at Texas Appleseed. We are a passionate group of individuals working toward systemic change to ensure that marginalized and underserved people in Texas have fair access to justice. Please check below for opportunities in the following categories: full-time employment, part-time employment, fellowships and internships. If you don’t see a posting below in your interest area, please check back in a few weeks, as a position might open at another time.
Texas Appleseed is pleased to offer a small number of internships in a variety of project areas for students of law and public policy, as well as journalism and communications. Students work under the guidance of experienced professionals and attorneys. Interested students should be dependable, have a desire to learn, and should demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills.
Fair Housing Litigation Intern
This position will serve a key role in carrying out our mission. The Litigation Intern will report directly to the Director of Fair Housing and Disaster Recovery. The litigation intern will work on current federal fair housing litigation, as well as case development on civil rights and fair housing issues emerging as disaster recovery programs related to Hurricane Harvey are implemented.
The intern’s work will include
- reviewing and organizing discovery requests and responses
- helping prepare for depositions
- researching potential litigation claims and other legal matters, and
- obtaining and compiling documents and other factual information
Other duties may also be assigned.
- Students must be a current law student interested in pursuing public interest work and/or litigation
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Commitment to issues of social, economic and racial justice
This is a temporary position, with some flexibility. It is intended for at least 20 hrs/wk during the summer, with an option to keep on part-time through the Fall semester.
Texas Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Email a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Brennan Griffin at email@example.com to apply. In the subject line of your email, please include “Litigation Intern Application [Your Name]”
Texas Appleseed does not have its own funding for fellowships, but we will support applications from qualified respondents to fellowship programs like those offered by Skadden, Equal Justice Works and Soros Justice Fellowships. We accept applicants in one of four program areas:
- Payday Lending and Financial Access: We work with a broad coalition of organizations and legislators to create meaningful regulation of high-dollar payday and auto title loans in Texas. We need assistance with research, developing policy recommendations, and encouraging market reform.
- Fair Housing and Disaster Recovery: In the wake of Hurricanes Ike and Dolly, Texas Appleseed has worked hard to ensure that the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery program addresses the needs of low- and moderate-income households still struggling to rebuild. In addition, we have begun to get involved in fair housing issues more generally; working to ensure that public investments are made with the aim of reducing barriers to opportunity, and ensuring access to quality jobs, schools, and services.
- Texas’ School-to-Prison Pipeline: Our research shows a link between school discipline, school dropout, and future involvement in the juvenile justice system. We work to improve school discipline practices and develop policy recommendations around arrest, ticketing and use of force in Texas public schools.