Paid Summer 2021 Jobs for 2Ls


1) Baker Donelson, a firm that does a wide range of both transactional and litigation work,  seeks summer associates for the summer of 2021 in their offices in the following locations: Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga & Knoxville, TN; Jackson, MS; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Birmingham, AL; New Orleans & Baton Rouge, LA; Houston, TX. Interviews will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday August 24. Top 25%, Moot Court/Law Review all preferred, but not required. Apply via Symplicity OCI, “FALL OCI 2020 (Aug 24-28)” by August 9. Diverse students interested in Baker Donelson should also apply for the Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship, with a deadline of July 26. To apply for the Scholarship, go to Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application
2) Office of the General Counsel, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, is the largest public power provider in the U.S. TVA’s Office of the General Counsel has approximately 40 attorneys that provide a full range of legal services to TVA’s organizations, including representing TVA’s interests in judicial and administrative litigation. Legal interns will be assigned to work on multiple assignments in TVA’s Office of the General Counsel. Assignments are given in terms of specific objectives; work is reviewed upon completion. Guidance is available throughout the assignments.

As always, TVA is especially interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds. Compensation: For full summer (10 weeks or longer), 40 hours per week, paid legal internship. Hourly wage is $22.25, parking expense reimbursement up to $50 per calendar month, and a $2,000.00 housing stipend.  GPA of 2.75 required, top 33% preferred.  Apply via Symplicity OCI: “FALL 2020 OCI: TN Valley Authority Resume Collect” by August 11.Video conference or phone interviews will be scheduled at the employer’s discretion. For more information on TVA, go to
3) Jones Walker seeks 2Ls to serve as paid 2021 summer associates in their Jackson, MS, Atlanta, GA, and Baton Rouge, LA, offices. Jones Walker is committed to providing proactive legal services to major multinational, public, and private corporations; Fortune 500® companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and family and emerging businesses located in the United States and abroad.  Apply via Symplicity OCI “FALL 2020 OCI: Jones Walker Resume Collect” before August 12.  For  more  information on  the  firm,  go  to


4) Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell seeks summer 2021 associates for offices in Memphis and Jackson, TN. The firm’s primary areas of practice are Medical Malpractice, Tort law and Employment law. Compensation $1000 per week. Applicants should be in the top 33% of their class. Socially distanced interviews will be held on campus on September 11, 2020, or changed to virtual if necessary.  Apply via Symplicity OCI: “FALL 2020 OCI (Sept 7-11)” by August 23rd. For more information on the firm, go to


5) The Southern Poverty Law Center ( seeks interns for the following practice groups:

• Children’s Rights – Our Children’s Rights practice group is focused on stopping the “school to prison pipeline;” ensuring educational equity for children from all backgrounds, particularly poor and minority students; and ensuring children’s access to mental health services in the most integrated environments appropriate to their needs.

• Criminal Justice Reform – Our Criminal Justice Reform practice group is dedicated to ending the mass incarceration of adults, juveniles, and immigrants; stopping the practice of trying children as adults; fighting the criminalization of immigrants; and ending abusive conditions of confinement and other exploitative practices of the criminal justice system.

• Economic Justice – Our Economic Justice Project is fighting back against deeply engrained policies and practices that punish the poor. We’re currently working to end debtors’ prisons, wealth-based bail systems, and related criminal justice practices that trap the poor in a cycle of court debt that can cause their ongoing incarceration. We work to protect low-income consumers from predatory loan practices and ensure that the poor have access to the social safety net.
• Immigrant Justice/Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI)– Our Immigrant Justice Project is working to protect the dignity and workplace rights of guest workers and other migrants; protect the civil and human rights of immigrants from discriminatory laws; stop unfair deportation practices; and uphold the rights of immigrant children to enroll in public schools and receive English language instruction and other services which they’re entitled.
• LGBTQ Rights/Special Litigation – Our LGBTQ Rights/Special Litigation practice group is working to ensure that LGBTQ people achieve full equality and dignity under the law. This practice group is also fighting in the courts against hate groups and extremists who target people based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
• Voting Rights – Our Voting Rights practice group is fighting back through litigation, legislative advocacy and education to end systematic voter suppression and to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to make their voice heard at the ballot box.
Office Locations: Our intention is for our Internships to be in office however, if there are restrictions due to COVID-19, there maybe opportunities for remote work.
• Montgomery, AL – The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded and is headquartered in the city that was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Nearly all of our Practice Groups, as well as the rest of the SPLC’s program areas and operations staff, work out of this centralized location.
• Atlanta, GA – Our legal staff in Atlanta primarily focus on work on our Immigrant Justice Project and Voting Rights, and LGBTQ. Rights and Special Litigation.
• New Orleans, LA – The legal team in New Orleans focus on Children’s Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Economic Justice. • Jackson, MS – In Jackson, our teams work across Children’s Rights and Criminal Justice Reform.
• Miami, FL – Our teams in Miami work in the Children’s Rights and Criminal Justice Reform, and Immigrant Justice Project.
• Tallahassee, FL – At our newest location in Tallahassee, teams work on Children’s Rights and Criminal Justice Reform.
• SIFI Remote Sites (Lumpkin, GA, Folkston, GA, Ocilla, GA, Alexandria, LA) – SIFI Locations require interns to have access to a car for the summer.
Interns will be assigned to a practice group and office based on experience and the needs of the Center.
Legal interns are compensated by the Center. The Center pays a base of $600 weekly, with opportunities for additional compensation through overtime.
Interns are expected to begin in early June. A minimum commitment of ten consecutive weeks is expected. We unfortunately are not able to split summers.
Apply via Symplicity OCI, “FALL 2020 OCI: Southern Poverty Law Center Resume Collect.” by September 3, 2020.
**For more information on all these opportunities (including required application documents) please review the Symplicity posts well before the application deadlines**

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