Graduates for Justice

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center launched its latest program, Graduates for Justice: Postgraduate Internship, in August 2016.

About the Program

The postgraduate internship program offers full-time, short-term employment opportunities to recent Loyola law graduates waiting for results from the Louisiana Bar Examination. Postgraduate interns work for eight weeks, earning $4,200.00. Postgraduate interns will work with local legal services offices. Paid interns gain invaluable legal experience and skills while assisting the indigent in our community.

Program Guidelines

  • Graduates may not seek a position without the approval of the Gillis Long Associate Director. This ensures a fair process for all interested applicants. Depending on available funds, the Gillis Long office will determine the number of placements.
  • Interns must complete the required contract before beginning the internship. Please be aware the contract is a binding document. Graduates should not accept an internship placement unless committed to completing the program.
  • The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center will send the intern's stipend to the host office. The office’s payroll department will answer questions regarding pay periods and tax withholdings.
  • Postgraduate interns may expect to work 35 hours per week.
  • Due to funding regulations, Gillis Long may not place interns in offices providing criminal legal services.

2017 Participating Offices

Sample Intern Comments







Pictured: Laura Tuggle and Amanda Huff Brown

"I have been spending most of my time out in the community at FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Centers (“DRCs”) doing intake work and giving legal information to those that were affected by the August 2016 flooding events in South Louisiana. It is unfortunate that legal problems such as contractor fraud, consumer and foreclosure issues, and landlord/tenant issues arise in this time and add extra stressors on the flood survivors, but it feels good to know that as a representative of SLLS, I am able to point them in the right direction to resolve their problems as quickly as possible." Amanda Huff Brown, Graduate for Justice, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services