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ProfileSummer Legal Internship Interns will assist company’s Newark office with in-house (direct) and pro bono (volunteer) legal representation of unaccompanied children. Duties may include: Supporting the representation of unaccompanied children: prepare merits filings for unaccompanied children (direct representation) under the supervision of company attorneys, including asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions and State Court filings; prepare for hearings and interviews. Legal Screening: Assist with the initial screening of unaccompanied minor children, conduct communication with child clients, adult sponsors, and other agencies, including making psycho-social and other referrals as needed. Research current trends in immigration law and family law, country conditions, and other federal laws to assist in case preparation. Update case summaries, track important court dates and deadlines, process referrals and communicate with clients. Develop Sample Litigation Materials: assist with the preparation of sample litigation materials, training materials, pro bono guides and practice advisories, for use throughout New Jersey and nationally.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be enrolled in accredited Juris Doctor or LLM program. Exceptional academic credentials, strong writing skills and attention to detail are needed. Experience in immigration and family law strongly preferred. Experience working with children and survivors of trauma and torture preferred. Professional fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Must be passionate about issues affecting unaccompanied immigrant children. Ability to commit to twelve weeks of full-time interning preferred; minimum commitment of ten weeks required.
Submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and references.
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005