Legal Internship - Summer 2019

Job Posting

Legal Internship - Summer 2019

Date Posted:

September 5, 2018

The American Immigration Council (the Council) is looking for qualified law students to join the legal department as interns for the summer of 2019. The Council works to increase public understanding of immigration law and policy, advocate for the just and fair administration of our immigration laws, protect the legal rights of noncitizens, and educate the public about the enduring contributions of America’s immigrants.

The Council’s Legal Department is staffed by experienced immigration lawyers who play a leading role in immigration litigation across the country. The Legal Department has an active docket of cases including class actions, Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, and other affirmative suits. In line with the mission of the Council, the Legal Department works on immigration issues related to due process, judicial review, government transparency and accountability, and eligibility for relief from removal.

In carrying out its mission, the Legal Department:

  • Conducts impact litigation, including class actions and other affirmative lawsuits against the immigration agencies;
  • Appears as amicus curiae in cases before the federal courts and administrative tribunals;
  • Files and litigates Freedom of Information Act requests;
  • Engages in administrative advocacy;
  • Issues practice advisories and other resources for immigration lawyers.

Interns must be dynamic self-starters with excellent research and writing skills and a demonstrable commitment to social justice and immigrant rights. Prior immigration law or advocacy experience or immigration law course or clinical experience is preferred. Intern assignments generally include assisting with active or developing litigation, including legal research, legal drafting (research memos, pleadings, briefs, or practice advisories), document review and summarizing, and cite checking legal pleadings. Interns also may have the opportunity to blog on recent legal developments, update www.holdcbpaccountable.org,

The Council offers a paid stipend and will accommodate attendance to the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference.

To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to: Hilda Bonilla, Legal Assistant, E-mail: [email protected]. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

The Council is an affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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