https://twitter.com/gajustice Georgia Justice Project
Transforming our Community for 25 Years.
Tell us about your Organization/Mission:
Georgia Justice Project strengthens our community by demonstrating a better way to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to reentry. GJP promotes innovative change through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, education and coalition building.
Primary Group of Served:
Responsibilities, projects, and primary duties for internship:
Undergraduate Interns - Client intake and application procedures; Program development and implementation (employment search, support services); Back to School Event planning and logistics; Marketing and communications; Book Club/Discussion group meetings; Client case work and jail visits; Assist with administrative projects that involve the entire office; Various learning day trips and other group activities;
What top three personal qualities do you most value and seek in an intern:
Flexibility, dependability, interest in public interest law. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Resourcefulness and good common sense. Flexibility, willingness to work as a team member. A desire to work with low-income communities. • Proficiency with Microsoft programs: Word, Excel, Publisher
How will your agency orient & train the intern? :
Training is provided at start of internship and continues throughout by supervisor. Group discussions of experience are included as well as field trips to courts, prison, etc.
How often will supervisor likely meet with intern? :
How much client contact will this internship offer:
Will the intern be unsupervised with vulnerable populations (e.g. children, incapacitated adults):
Please list a few recommended readings for the intern to prepare for this opportunity. :
"The New Jim Crow" "Just Mercy"
Please describe the physical work space and work schedule:
Small but modern office space near downtown Atlanta. Each intern has desk, computer, phone and works close to supervisor's office. M- F, 9 am - 5 pm. Dress Code - Business Casual.
Is the organization accessible by public transportation:
Does the internship require that the intern drive to various locations:
Will the intern be expected to drive clients:
Does this internship utilize or require a second language:
Can this specific internship position be offered to more than one SHECP intern:
Is your organization offering additional kinds of internship opportunities to other SHECP interns:
Interns are selected by member schools through a competitive application process and are interviewed by SHECP Staff before being matched with your organization. What, if any, additional steps do you request prior to confirming the students as an intern at your organization? (In-person interviews are not feasible for an eight-week internship.):
Phone conversation to confirm a good match (90% of internships)
Does this internship require a background check or fingerprinting:
Will your agency coordinate these security measures? :
Georgia Justice Project
438 Edgewood Ave
Intern is not required to have a car, but it is encouraged.