Due to the devastating effects of the May 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes, Equal Justice Works will be reopening its 2013 deadline for its Summer Corps class for law students working specifically to assist for the disaster recovery efforts in Oklahoma within a qualifying organization. Students will be required to meet the Summer Corps prerequisites listed here, including securing an internship at a qualifying organization and completion of all AmeriCorps required background checks (FBI fingerprint, state check and NSOPR), but not including meeting the previously listed deadline. The host organization need not be based in Oklahoma but we prefer direct legal services organizations where the student would be assisting with the recovery efforts in Oklahoma. Please notify Katrina Mason, copied here, at firstname.lastname@example.org (and copy Nita Mazumder) no later than this Monday, June 17, 2013 to submit your initial interest (as the application has closed so students will not be able to directly access the application on their own). Please send the student’s name, phone number, email address, where they will be interning, and what they will be working on (no resume needed). If we decide to take the next steps with them, we will have them complete a full application on our online SAM portal.
The application process will be expedited and Equal Justice Works expects applicants to start their internship on or before July 1, 2013. As a reminder, Summer Corps members will receive a $1,175 education award upon completing 300 hours of service by August 30, 2013. For the students that have part-time commitments, unfortunately we cannot offer them positions in our Summer Corps class if they cannot serve a minimum of 300 hours.
The following host organizations are working on recovery efforts in Oklahoma:
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
HIV Aids Legal Resource Project
The Senior Law Resource Center
University of Oklahoma Legal Clinic
School of Law