Undergraduate Intern (work-study)
Title: Undergraduate Intern (work-study)
The PA Farmworker Project (PFP) of Philadelphia Legal Assistance provides free legal assistance to farmworkers experiencing workplace abuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania. As an intern, you will help facilitate PFP's grant projects and provide vital outreach and administrative support to further PFPs mission of delivering high-quality, free legal assistance to low-wage immigrant farmworkers experiencing workplace abuses, especially workers struggling during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Pay: $9.50 Hourly
PFP anticipates a hybrid work schedule for this internship, which would involve splitting time between working from home and our office at 718 Arch Street. We are happy to discuss our office's COVID-19 safety procedures. Our unit schedule is Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm OR 10 am to 6 pm with a 1-hour lunch break and occasional late nights and/or weekends. PFP offers flextime, meaning an intern can take time off before or after working late. Additionally, the intern can make adjustments to the schedule as needed in consultation with the PFP supervisor.
1. Outreach planning & attendance:
Assist with PFP's COVID-safe in-person and virtual outreach efforts. Possible tasks include creating itineraries for in-person outreach by reviewing maps, notes, and other outreach data; attending outreach trips; updating know-your-rights flyers; and updating our outreach system after events.
2. Social media management:
Create and update PFP Facebook page content, including multimedia posts and graphics to reach different literacy levels. Monitor social media of other service organizations and repost relevant content.
3. Grant project research:
Review farmworker housing inspection reports; analyze and synthesize data. Coordinate grant work with our partners at Penn State University. Integrate previous outreach system to the Vamos app by inputting data about past outreach trips and any new data from the incoming Seasonal Farm Labor Camp lists.
4. Administrative support for intake and case processing:
Observe phone screening interviews (in Spanish) for individuals seeking legal assistance. Coordinate and communicate with callers and clients as needed, including relaying information or advice from the PFP attorney to the caller/client. Participate in other PFP efforts to update our case systems as the need arises.
- 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
- Driver's license preferred
Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. 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.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter, preferably in combined PDF format, via electronic mail to JPortillo@philalegal.org. A recommendation letter is optional, but highly suggested.
We will review applications on a rolling basis.