Step Up to Justice

Sponsor Organization

Step Up to Justice


Step Up to Justice is a full-service free civil legal center for low-income individuals and families in Pima County, powered by the talents of volunteer attorneys.  Through careful financial stewardship and technology designed to bring civil legal services to clients where and when they need them, Step Up to Justice builds connections between clients, attorneys and community partners.  Step Up to Justice is groundbreaking, forward-thinking and committed to advancing efforts to secure equal access to justice for all.

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring


Summer: April 15
July 15
December 15

Internship Description: Unpaid

SU2J welcomes undergraduate students to assist with office administrative work. Tasks include data entry, tracking client case outcomes, helping staff set up client clinics, as well as other necessary tasks.

Purpose of the Internship

Students will have the opportunity to be part of a new non-profit, helping staff build capacity to serve more clients in Pima County.

Agency Minimum Qualifications

Students must possess a passion for social justice and poverty related issues, as well as sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to serving low income or disadvantaged communities.

Agency Preferred Qualifications

Students who speak Spanish are encouraged to apply. SU2J gives preference to students who can commit to more than one semester. SU2J will also work with students who wish to receive academic credit for their work at SU2J.

How to apply

Interested undergraduate students should submit their cover letter*, resume, and three references to Melissa Spiller-Shiner at

* In your cover letter, please address the following: How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to our clients (See description below)? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences. SU2J’s clients are low-income members of our communities. They include the working poor, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, SU2J strives to promote behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. We are committed to enhancing the provision of our services to all clients; to raise the level of positive client outcomes; and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace.