Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equal immigration rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive (LGBTQ/HIV+) community. We provide direct legal services to LGBTQ/HIV+ immigrants, and fight for administrative and legislative changes in U.S. immigration law. Fluency in Spanish, French, or Russian is greatly desired. For summer interns, a minimum of 30 hours per week for 10 weeks is expected. For Spring and Fall interns, a minimum of 10 hours per week is expected. Although the internship is not a paid position, Immigration Equality will happily cooperate with students should they seek outside funding.
Undergraduate legal Interns work closely with our legal team to provide support to LGBTQ/HIV+ immigrants. Among other tasks, Undergraduate legal interns will be asked to assist a member of the legal team with:
- Researching, updating, and preparing country conditions reports for detainees and attorneys to use as support for immigration cases.
- Managing our client database by recording/updating client information.
- Providing legal, medical, and social service referrals to clients and potential clients alike.
- Organizing clients’ electronic and physical files, and filing them when needed.
- Processing legal mail and detention letters.
- Following up with clients when needed, including requests for additional documentation, or scheduling in-office appointments.
- Supporting our national hotline and managing calls from potential clients, current clients, detainees, and pro bono attorneys.
- Working on special projects, such as researching additional resources for clients across the country.
- Translating client documents into English.
Immigration Equality is an equal opportunity employer: immigrants, people of color, and transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Immigration Equality is a progressive organization with an open plan office. Applicants are expected to collaborate within a diverse and inclusive environment.
To apply for an internship, please send a chronological resume and a compelling cover letter with “Undergraduate Legal Internship” in the subject line to email@example.com