Job Details

Spring Internship, Immigration Legal Program **

Company name

AYUDA. 

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

May 31, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 13, 2021

Posted on

Jan 22, 2021

Location

Fairfax, VA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Spring Internship, Immigration Legal Program
The interns will be working directly with clients of various backgrounds, carrying active caseloads of preparing filings for US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Immigration Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys and BIA Accredited Representatives. Cases may also involve assisting attorneys in preparing custody, guardianship, or adoption filings in state courts for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applications. Interns may also work with organization's Project END (Eradicating Notario Deceit/Eliminando Notarios Deshonestos), a project aimed at remedying the harm caused by notario or immigration consultant fraud through advice, counsel, and representation of victims. The work includes client communication, relevant research, translation, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing memos and briefs, drafting court motions and orders, advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, attending USCIS interviews with clients as an interpreter, filing consumer complaints for victims of notario fraud, and assisting with civil litigation against businesses or individuals engaged in notario fraud. Previous experience in immigration, domestic violence, family law, or criminal law is helpful. Previous experience working with immigrant communities, victims of crime, and/or LGBTI community is highly desired. Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, responsible, personable, and comfortable working with diverse populations from a variety of backgrounds. Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

Duration: January to April (16+ hours per week)

Additional info

Send cover letter and resume. In cover letter, specify desired start and end dates, availability during the week, and preference for program if interested in multiple programs. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
AYUDA.
2701 Prosperity Ave,
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031

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