The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) offers internships to law students and undergraduate students to work in a variety of its different legal services programs. The internships present an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. immigration law and policies while making a difference in the lives of people who are in need of legal representation. NIJC is currently accepting internship applications for summer of 2021. All NIJC internships will continue to be conducted remotely.
NIJC has garnered a national reputation for providing quality free and low-cost legal services and advocacy for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. NIJC’s trainings, publications, and technical assistance reach a diverse constituency of pro bono lawyers, non-profit organizations, policymakers, and government officials. NIJC’s office is located in downtown Chicago and many of the internships may be done remotely (please see the specific position descriptions for more details). NIJC will support individuals in obtaining outside compensation.
NIJC is seeking applicants for the following internship positions:
- The Counter-Trafficking Project is seeking a Spanish-fluent law or undergraduate intern to work remotely with our team in summer 2021. The intern will support CTP’s legal services by drafting client affidavits, conducting research related to client cases, gathering country condition and secondary sources to support filings, drafting legal briefs, communicating with clients, and other tasks as assigned.
Interns must have a passion for our issues and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Experience with Windows XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is a must. Database experience is very helpful. Oral comprehension and proficiency in both English and Spanish or French is preferred. Applicants must be open to evolving responsibilities.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying which internship position(s) you are interested in from the list above and include the following materials:
- Cover letter
- Brief writing sample (3-5 pages on any topic and law students may choose to submit legal writings; 1-2 pages on any topic for Communications and Marketing internship)
- Contact information for at least one reference
The National Immigrant Justice Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.