Employment Opportunities

MISSISSIPPI NEEDS IMMIGRATION LAW CAPACITY

Immigration Attorney 

On August 7, 2019, ICE raided 7 poultry processing plants in 5 communities in Mississippi, rounding up 680 immigrants. Over half were detained; approximately 200 face criminal charges; all will need representation for removal proceedings. Over 500 attorneys have volunteered to assist, but the number of fulltime immigration attorneys in the state is very limited. The Mississippi Center for Justice is seeking an immigration attorney with at least 3 years of experience to work in its Jackson office alongside Amelia McGowan, who is coordinating the immigration law response to the raids. This is an open-ended fulltime position; short-term and long-term applicants are encouraged. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Beth Orlansky,borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org. Positions will be open until filled and are available immediately.

Bilingual Organizer 

The Mississippi Center for Justice has organized weekly legal clinics in each of the 5 communities affected by the raids, and we need a Spanish-speaking non-lawyer to coordinate volunteers for the clinics, communicate with local liaisons and ensure that immigrants get the information they need about their cases. The organizer will generally assist Amelia McGowan in handling details for legal responses to the raids through community engagement. This is an open-ended fulltime position; short-term and long-term applicants are encouraged. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Beth Orlansky, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org. Positions will be open until filled and are available immediately.

Testing Coordinator

The Mississippi Center for Justice, an equal opportunity employer, seeks to hire a Fair Housing Testing Coordinator for our Gulf Coast office in Biloxi. The Center seeks an individual whose substantive experience includes, but is not limited to, a working knowledge of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A background in business or accounting is a plus. Familiarity with the creation and use of Excel Spreadsheets is a plus. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here

2020-2022 Legal Fellow

Mississippi Center for Justice seeks current 3L law students or recent graduates interested in working with us to develop fellowship applications such as those offered by Skadden, Equal Justice Works, New Voices, and other law school-based fellowship opportunities. The Center is especially interested in developing projects having to do with community economic development and/or housing on the Gulf Coast; consumer protection, public benefits, immigration and health issues in Jackson; and/or educational advocacy anywhere. For more information, click here

Mississippi Center for Justice AmeriCorps VISTA

The Alliance to End Hunger is seeking one full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to work in the Jackson, MS office, with the Hunger Free Community coalitions in Hampton, Virginia to implement anti-hunger strategies.  VISTA members support community leaders in identifying food-resource barriers and developing comprehensive end hunger plans. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here

Summer Intern
The Mississippi Center for Justice, a nonprofit public interest law firm, invites applications from law students to take part during the summer in our work advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi. For more information, click here.