TALS wouldn't be able to reach as many people as we do without the help of volunteers and interns. TALS seeks the following types of volunteers:
If you are in middle Tennessee or the Cumberlands area and you'd like to volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, you can find great opportunities to do so by clicking here.
TALS is currently seeking law student interns for Fall 2020. Unless otherwise noted, TALS does not offer paid internships so we request you follow-up with your school to see if you are eligible for school credit.
The intern(s) will provide legal research on various civil legal issues and support TALS staff attorneys to create innovative service delivery models. The intern(s) will be able to shadow 1-844-HELP4TN staff attorneys and sit in on helpline calls, attend staff meetings, and learn about all of TALS’ programs. This internship provides the opportunity to strengthen legal research and writing skills, gain in-depth knowledge of civil legal issues, and learn more about access to justice and pro bono work in Tennessee.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Kirsten Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TALS accepts organizational volunteers for other areas such as administration, training, communications, design, and more. Law students and college students seeking internships for credit are welcome too.
TALS also seeks volunteers during Equal Justice University. This year's event is August 28 - 30, 2019. Volunteer activities would include:
- Before the conference, prepping materials like nametags, event bags, etc.
- Assisting with registering 200+ attendees and guests
- Ensuring each of four training rooms are prepared for each training session
- Coordinating with speakers to ensure they are ready to present
If you're interested in volunteering or interning with TALS, contact Kirsten Jacobson - please include which area of TALS' work most interests you.