Overview:

Our immigration interns will have the opportunity to assist on our firm’s active immigration cases. Interns will assist attorneys with these cases and will have the opportunity to gain day-to-day experience with working in the legal field. This program is seventeen weeks in length and requires a commitment of approximately ten hours per week.

Program Description:

Immigration interns will assist office staff and attorneys with client correspondence all over the world in Spanish and English, carry active caseloads under the supervision of the immigration attorney, prepare filings to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, work closely with the immigration attorney to prepare and file cases with the Immigration Court for clients who are in removal proceedings, and coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client communication. Interns will also conduct relevant research, assist in translations, draft personal statements, prepare immigration forms, write memos and briefs, draft court motions and orders, advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and compile evidence for USCIS and court. By the end of this internship students will have learned a handful of legal skills such as legal research, immigration court procedures, client and court correspondence, experience in reviewing several types of court documents and hearing procedures.

Qualifications:

We are seeking dedicated individuals who have an interest in gaining legal experience at a practicing law office. Bilingual in Spanish and English (speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing) is preferred, but not required. Applicants who speak other languages, in addition to Spanish, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be detail-oriented, well-organized and responsible.