Law Student Intern: Catholic Migration Office

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by in Jobs/Fellowships/Internships

Catholic Migration Services provides Immigration, Housing, and Employment legal services to low-income residents of Queens and Brooklyn, NY. Our legal services programs are linked to education, organizing, and advocacy efforts aimed to address social justice issues affecting local immigrant communities. We are seeking applications from rising second and third year law students for summer internship positions. Interns will work with our staff of attorneys, counselors, and community organizers in the following areas:

- Immigration: interns will assist clients with the preparation of affirmative filings including family-based petitions, citizenship applications, and renewal of temporary protected status. Interns may also assist attorneys in our representation of individuals facing removal and deportation. Interns will also assist in outreach and advocacy efforts of our organization in relation to immigration reform.

- Housing: interns will assist in our representation of low-income immigrant tenants in eviction proceedings and affirmative litigation on behalf of tenants to promote dignified and affordable housing. Interns will participate in outreach efforts including tenant organizing, community meetings and collaborative events with other non-profit community based organizations.

- Employment: interns will work primarily in CMSs new Immigrant Wage Rights Project building the collective power of immigrant workers to end wage theft through popular education, legal representation, and organizing.

All three program areas are currently accepting applications for Law Student Summer Interns. Spanish Language ability strongly preferred, but not required. These positions are unpaid, but CMS will help facilitate Law School credit or stipend.

How to apply: 
Interested and qualified applicants may email resume, cover letter, and unofficial law school transcript to Joshua Butnick at cmo.itap@gmail.com. Deadline: April 20

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