About the internship
Interns work in departments of Development, Operations, Legal Service and Advocacy, Economic Equity Practice, and Communications. This includes conducting research for cases, participating in organization-led education for the community, shadowing court cases, and directly representing the citizens of Detroit through litigation and advocacy for reform.
The impact on my career path
I’ve always had an interest in movement lawyering and representing a cause that is relevant to my community. I’m currently scoping to see if I plan to dedicate the majority of my time to movement law, immigration law, corporate law, or a mixture of two. My hope is to end this internship with a strong sense of my placement in the legal world and the contribution that I can make to establish my name and values.
What I hope to learn
During my time at the Detroit Justice Center, I hope to gain a variety of knowledge and skills that are necessary to becoming a lawyer. Mostly, I hope to empathize with the voices and experiences of others and offer them the change that I know I have the privilege to make possible.
How it relates to my academics/interests
I'm very passionate about civic engagement, policy reform, and aiding unhoused people. I have been looking for a way to spend my summer that will implement direct change in my community, while also getting the benefits of an internship and the general learning experience. I’m majoring in politics with a track of race and identity on a pre-law route.