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ProfileSeattle - Legal Intern Duties: 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. Legal Research: Research current trends in immigration law and family law, country conditions, and other federal laws to assist in case preparation. Legal Writing: Draft legal briefs, declarations, and memoranda of law to assist in client cases. Draft immigration forms to support in-house cases. Case Management: Update case summaries, track important court dates and deadlines, process referrals and communicate with clients.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Enrolled in accredited JD Degree or LLM program. Exceptional academic credentials, strong writing skills and attention to detail. Experience in immigration and family law strongly preferred. Experience working with children and survivors of trauma and torture preferred. Professional fluency in or advanced-level Spanish strongly preferred. Passionate about issues affecting unaccompanied immigrant children. Must be able to use own laptop during the internship.
Schedule: 16-20 hours is preferred.
Duration: 10 weeks
Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references.
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005