We are currently recruiting attorneys and summer law interns to work with us in our office. In addition, our partner organization Student Action with Farmworkers is looking for college and recent-grad interns.
The Farmworker Unit provides free legal assistance in civil matters to farmworkers statewide. The Unit has four attorneys, a community education coordinator, and three paralegals. LANC is committed to the high-quality representation of farmworker clients and offers an opportunity to do challenging work with dedicated colleagues.
Questions? Contact Managing Attorney Caitlin Ryland (CaitlinR@legalaidnc.org).
We are looking for bilingual attorneys who are dedicated to helping farmworker sin North Carolina. We are hiring for the following roles:
• Anti-Human Trafficking Attorney
• Low-Wage Worker Rights Attorney
• Farmworker Unit Attorney
To learn more and apply, click here.
Internships for Law Students (MLK Internships)
The Martin Luther King Jr. program allows law students to spend 10 weeks as paid legal interns at Legal Aid of North Carolina. The MLK intern for the Farmworker Unit will be working directly with clients and helping them address a wide variety of needs. Under the supervision of an attorney, the MLK law intern will be responsible for case support in current litigation, interviewing new clients, supporting community education efforts, working with case teams, and attending staff meetings. In addition, when in-person outreach resumes, the intern will be expected to accompany experienced staff on outreach to migrant labor camps a couple of evenings per week. Spanish fluency and a valid driver’s license are required. The 10-week stipend is currently $3,500.00.
Students from North Carolina law schools should apply through their school’s career services office. Applicants MUST specify a preference for field office(s) and/or statewide project(s) (see below) in their cover letter AND list those preferences under Other Documents section when applying in Simplicity.
Students from law schools in other states should apply directly to Legal Aid by sending a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample (10 pages or less) by email to Suzanne Chester at SuzanneC2@legalaidnc.org.
Learn more about the positions and how to apply here
Internships for College Students (SAF Internships)
Student Action with Farmworkers is looking for college interns for the “Into the Fields” program for summer 2022. In previous years, interns have been placed with our office and with partner organizations. To learn more about this opportunity, click here. The due date for the application is February 7, 2022.
Witness for Justice Volunteer Program
Click here to learn more about how you can accompany us on outreach to support farmworkers!
The Farmworker Unit does not have any other openings at this time. Please check back later or look for job openings in other Legal Aid of North Carolina offices and other farmworker organizations.