Undergraduate Intern (work-study): PA Farmworker Project

The PA Farmworker Project (PFP) provides free legal assistance to farmworkers experiencing workplace abuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania. As an intern, you will facilitate PFP’s grant and research projects, while providing vital outreach and administrative support to further PFP’s mission of providing high‐quality, free legal assistance to low‐wage immigrant farmworkers experiencing workplace abuses, especially workers struggling during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The intern will work from home using their personal computer to collaborate remotely with the PFP team (also working from home until further notice).

Wage: $9.50 per hour

Length of Employment: ASAP – August 7, 2020 (dates flexible / negotiable)

Work Schedule: Up to 35 hours or the maximum per week allowed by the work-study program. Schedule is mostly Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6 pm with a 1‐hour lunch break (although a slightly different schedule could be accommodated) with a small possibility of occasional late nights and weekends. PLA has a flexible schedule policy through which the intern could work fewer hours at some other point during that week (which the intern would prearrange with the supervisor) to compensate for the extra hours worked that one night or weekend day.

Job Description:

  • Grant project preparation and implementation
    • Gain valuable experience in grant-writing by assisting with various steps of our funding application process
    • Draft, promote, and distribute online surveys about COVID-19 in the workplace
    • Conduct worker interviews for qualitative data gathering
    • Assemble and analyze survey data
    • Assist with other grant and research projects as the need arises
  • Outreach planning
    • Create itineraries for in-person outreach by reviewing maps, notes, and other outreach data
    • Create and update online know-your-rights materials
  • Administrative support for intake and case processing
    • Interview (in Spanish) individuals seeking legal assistance to determine whether they are eligible for PLA’s services (either over the phone or in person using an online system with question prompts)
    • Coordinate and communicate with callers and clients as needed, including relaying information or advice from the PFP attorney to the caller/client
    • Maintain and edit PFP’s wiki by editing existing pages and uploading helpful guides and other training materials
  • Maintenance of social media
    • Monitor social media of other service organizations and repost relevant content
    • Generate creative and informational content to post on PFP’s Facebook page
      • Share about upcoming events and outreach trips
      • Create photo albums with know-your-rights materials
      • Brainstorm interesting and/or humorous ways to convey relevant information


  • Fluent spoken and written Spanish language skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and empathy
  • Problem‐solving and analytical abilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Very self‐motivated

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to vhalden@philalegal.org.

PLA values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. PLA invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.  

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How To Apply: 

Send resume to: vhalden@philalegal.org