Immigration Legal Internships-Summer 2019 | Baltimore, MD
About the position: Tahirih Justice Center’s Baltimore office is seeking two legal interns to support the Baltimore office’s legal team in serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. Duties may include:
- Assisting with Representation in Immigration Law Matters: Assist in the preparation of briefs, memoranda, and applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Baltimore Immigration Court involving asylum, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, U visas, T visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions.
- Assisting with Representation in Family Law Matters: Assist in the preparation of briefs, memoranda, and pleadings filed with Maryland state courts, including divorce, custody, child support, protective orders, and predicate orders for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
- Case Management: Update case summaries, track important court dates and deadlines, process referrals, and communicate with clients, and other administrative duties as needed.
- Research: Research country conditions and psycho-social services to support case work and clients.
- Enrollment in law school.
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
- Experience and interest in working with immigrant communities and/or victims of trauma preferred.
- Language skills highly desired, particularly French and Spanish.
- Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
- Candidates must be available for at least 20 hours/week.
- Legal interns are required to commit a minimum of 10 weeks, though a commitment of 12 weeks or longer is preferred.
Professional development opportunities through this internship include training in diverse humanitarian immigration law and family law areas, trauma-informed and cultural humility training, possible engagement with Tahirih’s policy team projects, an array of networking opportunities with community partners in the local area, and more.
We are happy to assist candidates with funding their internship through external resources such as, University of Baltimore Law Public Interest Fellowship, AmeriCorps JD, or other public interest fellowship opportunities. Please include a cover letter demonstrating your interest in this internship along with your resume. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. For more information, please contact Daniella Prieshoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply.
This webinar is open to law students throughout the country, and we sincerely hope interested students can attend one of the two sessions, either Wednesday, November 14th, at 3:00 P.M. (EST) or Thursday, November 15th, at 12:00 P.M. (EST). No RSVP is required
AIR FORCE JAG CORPS
1L and 2L law students
Graduate Law Program (GLP) – 1Ls
One Year College Program (OYCP) – 2 Ls
Apply online at: www.airforce.com/JAG
10 January 2019 (recommend Nov or Dec completion): Interview with AFROTC Detachment Commander
10 January 2019: Complete and submit the online application
1 February 2019: Complete interview with Staff Judge Advocate
- Attending an ABA-approved law school at a university that either offers an AFROTC program or allows you to take AFROTC courses at a nearby school via a cross-town agreement
- Meet HQ AFROTC entry standards
o Must interview with the AFROTC Detachment CC before you apply to the JAG Corps (do it early!)
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America (birth or naturalization)
- Be able to commission as an officer before the age of 40
The Air Force JAG Corps selects applicants based on the “whole person”
concept. Selection factors include: academic performance; work experience;
leadership traits; extracurricular activities; personal integrity; demonstrated elements of core values; awards and honors; adaptability and flexibility; motivational statement; and military records (if applicable).
**Your appointment as a judge advocate is contingent upon providing proof of legal licensing.
Interested in civil rights? Want to intern for a highly respected civil rights organization in St. Louis? Check out the work of ArchCity Defenders!
ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit civil rights law firm providing holistic legal advocacy and combating the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color. ACD uses direct services, impact litigation, and policy and media advocacy as its primary tools to promote justice, protect civil and human rights, and bring about systemic change on behalf of the poor and communities of color directly impacted by the abuses of the legal system.
WashULaw alum and ArchCity Defenders Senior Staff Attorney, William Waller, tells the Career Center that both spring and summer opportunities are extremely competitive. Any 2Ls interested in a spring externship with the organization should APPLY NOW! Any 2Ls interested in a summer internship should also APPLY NOW, and 1Ls should APPLY DECEMBER 1ST!! The Career Center is happy to help you with your application – schedule an appointment with any of us at your convenience.
The deadline for Spring 2018 Semester Law Internship applications is fast approaching. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm (EST) on November 15, 2018. Please share this with your students.
The semester internship is a way for law students to gain firsthand exposure to public sector litigation. Students work closely with Assistant District Attorneys in the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of criminal cases in Manhattan. Depending on the assignment, students will help prosecutors prepare for hearings and trials in street crime cases such as larceny, domestic violence, sex crimes, narcotics, and homicides or assist in the investigation and litigation of white-collar economic cases. We make a significant effort to match the student’s interests with their assignments.
Students will be required to work at least one full day (8 hours) and a half day for a minimum of 12-15 hours and commit a minimum of twelve weeks commitment. Students are required to have taken criminal law and constitutional law before starting the internship and encouraged to take evidence and criminal procedure. All internships are for academic credit.
Students who are interested in applying should submit an application online at https://www.manhattanda.org/semester-law-internship/. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM (EST) on November 15, 2018.
Migrant Farmworkers Project at Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO) has an immediate need for Pro Bono Legal Fellows to complete short-term research, writing and transcription assignments on behalf of indigent survivors of labor trafficking during the 2018-19 winter academic break.
The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), the largest public interest legal job fair in the Midwest, enables employers from public interest and government organizations to meet with J.D. students for a day of interviews and informal networking. MPILCC is open to students from law schools in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Each year, MPILCC attracts over 50 employers for on-site interviews, the Table Talk networking program, and resume solicitation.
SAVE THE DATE
The 31st Annual
Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL
A spot has been reserved for students on behalf of the Career Center. There will be an opportunity in January to withdraw your registration.
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PSJD (public interest)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is seeking applicants for the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program.
AAAS Fellows bring valuable expertise to government and join an influential network of 3,000+ STPF alumni fellows. AAAS Fellows learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. The program offers unique and exciting yearlong placements in all three branches of federal government in Washington, DC.
Interested? Apply today to become part of the 2019-20 fellowship class! The deadline is November 1, 2018.
International Law Society, Career Center, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, WashU Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program and the ICDR Young and International invite you to attend a moderated panel discussion featuring attorneys practicing in the fields of international arbitration and international transactions. This panel will explore the current trends in the practice of international law in private practice, and provide insights on pursuing careers in international law. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.