Immigrant Justice Program
Legal Intern #MK
1 position, unpaid
10-20 hours per week (flexible)
August 27-December 7, 2018
Description: The legal intern will assist immigrant clients by managing cases, providing support with client intake, and interacting with clients. Duties also include: legal research, drafting client communication, and preparing asylum applications. The intern will be supervised by Margaret Knight, Staff Attorney.
The goals of this program are to develop an intern’s legal skills, serve as an introduction to the Immigrant Justice Program, and provide a deeper understanding of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic’s prophetic call to “Seek justice, defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow” (Isaiah 1:17).
Qualifications: Law students (1L, 2L or 3L) able to work independently. Prior experience or coursework in immigration is preferred but not required. Knowledge and fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Application Materials and Deadline: Please submit a cover letter referencing the Immigrant Justice Program Legal Intern #MK, resume, and unofficial law school transcript. Submit all materials by July 16, 2018 to the attention of Kathleen Bloxsome, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to this deadline.