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ProfileFall Semester Legal Internships Interns will assist staff with representing detained child and adult immigrants, including going on jail visits, assisting with direct representation of clients, attending hearings, and improving pro se assistance guidance. During the course of an internship, students will be tasked with complex legal analysis in support of our work on behalf of detained immigrants. In addition to assisting with company's caseload, interns will likely also take part in the following: Representation of Detained Immigrants: Depending on the availability of cases and scheduling, legal interns may be assigned to work with company's legal team to provide direct representation to detainees and/or assistance to pro bono attorneys who agree to represent detainees. In working on cases, interns will have the chance to meet with clients, conduct evidentiary assessments, prepare pleadings, and appear in immigration court. Interns will accompany staff on visits to adult and youth detention facilities in Virginia and Maryland. During these visits, interns will conduct individual intake with detained immigrants. Following intake, interns will assist with case follow up, including contacting family members, obtaining criminal and medical records, seeking and providing appropriate referrals, and conducting legal research to assist staff in determining eligibility for relief and possible pro bono placement. Interns will also provide pro se assistance, including providing instruction and information on guidelines, court procedure, and case law to assist a detainee represent himself/herself in immigration court. Spanish fluency strongly preferred (required for work with the children's program). Experience working in the area of immigration law and/or immigrants' rights is a plus.
CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition)
1612 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006