Immigration Equality’s New York City office is offering a fall internship position for law students. Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equal immigration rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive (LGBT/HIV+) community. We provide direct legal services to LGBT/HIV+ immigrants, and fight for administrative and legislative changes in U.S. immigration law.
Legal Interns work closely with our legal team to provide direct legal services to LGBT/HIV+ immigrants. Among other tasks, legal interns will be asked to assist a member of the legal team in direct representation, perform intake interviews, draft affidavits and other documents for administrative proceedings, and research issues about U.S. immigration law and policy.
Immigration Equality is an affirmative action employer: immigrants, people of color and transgender individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish-language fluency is highly desirable, but not required. Immigration Equality fosters a progressive and professional LGBT-friendly work space. While we can accommodate a student’s schedule, the preferred internship will last from September to December and require a minimum of 6 hours per week. We cannot offer any remuneration for interns, but we are happy to assist with any paperwork needed to apply for a grant or scholarship.
How To Apply
Immigration Equality will accept internship applications from now until September 1st, or until the positions are filled. Once the positions are filled, we will remove the internship posting from this website. To apply for an internship, please send a chronological resume and a compelling cover letter with “Fall Legal Internship” in the subject line to internships [at] immigrationequality.org.