Summer Associates & Interns / Hiring
Full-Time Staff Positions
4/7/2016: STAFF ATTORNEY - We have posted a job opening for a Staff Attorney in our office. Please see the position description here.
2/26/2016: OUTREACH ADVOCATE - We have posted a job opening for an Outreach Advocate in our office. Please see the position description here.
Summer Positions and Temporary Positions
FLS is a non-profit public interest law firm, and every summer we hire law students as Summer Associates, as well as other interns. Please click on the above links to see more information about our positions.
Over the past four summers (2012-2015), FLS has employed law students from the following law schools: Cleveland State University, Depaul University, University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Toledo, Valparaiso University, Vermont Law School, and Wayne State University. Click on the links above for more information about our summer associate program.
Since most of our law students come from out of state, we interview applicants via video conference through Skype or Google Hangouts. The interviews will always consist of a few questions in Spanish.
We occasionally hire exceptionally-qualified undergraduates as summer interns. Recently we have had interns from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, the University of Michigan, and Spring Arbor University. Undergraduates should follow the same application procedure as law students.
We have compiled an online hiring packet for interested students. The packet contains more information about a summer position with FLS, including student testimonials, our FLS Calendar, and more news about FLS. You can view the packet using the link above.
Law students have often been able to find outside funding sources for the summer. Examples are:
-- Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD (formerly Summer Corps). Availability of funding depends on EJW's current priority areas.
-- PSJD compiles a list of many summer funding resources.
-- Many law schools have their own summer public interest fellowships.
Some of our 2015 summer interns
2014 interns and outreach staff
Some of our 2013 interns
FLS' 2012 Summer Interns
FLS and MIRC Interns in Kalamazoo - Summer 2011
FLS' 2010 summer staff, including four legal interns
Greg, 2009 FLS intern, on a migrant camp visit
Elly, 2009 FLS intern, leading a migrant camp visit with staff from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Some of FLS' 2008 Summer Interns, FLS attorney Megan, and future farmworker advocate Rosalie
FLS' 2007 Summer Interns
Some of FLS' summer 2006 interns
FLS' 2005 summer legal interns
Four of FLS' 2004 summer interns
FLS' summer 2003 interns
Some of FLS' summer 2002 interns