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 provide 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 throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Wage: $9.50 per hour

Length of Employment: ASAP – August 9, 2019 (dates flexible / negotiable)

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week maximum. Schedule is mostly Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 6 pm with a 1‐hour lunch break (although a slightly different schedule could be accommodated). Approximately every 1‐2 weeks, the intern would work late one night (or work during one weekend day). PLA has a flexible schedule policy through which the intern would 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:

  • 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)
    • Provide scheduling support using PFP’s online case management programs
    • Maintain and edit PFP’s wiki by editing existing pages and uploading helpful guides and other training materials
  • Outreach planning, attendance, and note‐keeping
    • Create itineraries by reviewing maps, notes, and other outreach data
    • Maintain inventory of know‐your‐rights materials needed for outreach trips
      • Print and update flyers as needed
    • Investigate new locations to flyer (i.e. Latinx businesses, check cashing services, etc.)
    • Provide outreach to farmworkers (in Spanish) through farmworker housing visits and group presentations
    • Connect with service providers
  • Data input and organization
    • Update PFP’s database after outreach trips with notes from visits to farmworker housing
    • Reconcile information from current and past years’ outreach trips
    • Collect relevant data on farmworkers from other organizations and studies
  • 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 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
  • A driver's license is desired but not necessary 

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.