Passionate, enthusiastic volunteers are the lifeblood of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and we thank you for your interest! Are you a student or recent graduate looking for an academically challenging and socially dynamic position that helps change entire communities? Then you may be a great fit for our Internship program. Are you interested in helping us with special events, particular activities like civic engagement, or have a special skill? Then you may be a perfect fit for our Event and Special Task Volunteers. Please read below, complete and submit the form and we will get back to you!
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is currently seeking a Legal Intern for Summer 2019 to assist with the organization’s direct immigration legal services. Candidates must be currently enrolled in law school; have strong interests in immigration law, social justice, and community lawyering; and be committed to serving the needs of the Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI), and other immigrant communities. The intern will receive a stipend commensurate with the duration of the internship.
• Assisting attorneys and legal representatives in all aspects of direct representation of clients in immigration proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
• Casework including conducting client interviews, drafting affidavits, and preparing immigration applications and evidentiary submissions; Legal research and writing;
• Participating in citizenship or other immigration application clinics, in partnership with other local community organizations;
• Assisting with community organizing and education activities, such as Know Your Rights presentations;
• Working collaboratively with other offices in the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, as well as other community organizations;
• More opportunities for the Legal Intern to explore workings of other departments at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, as desired.
• Currently enrolled law student at an accredited institution
• Strong legal research and writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Interest in and passion for issues affecting immigrant communities
• Commitment to Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta’s mission
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Ability to work independently and proactively in a small team
• Commitment to working 40 hours per week for either the full summer (10 weeks) or part of the summer (6-8 weeks), depending on applicant’s preference . • Prior experience working with/ties to low-income immigrants and communities of color preferred, but not required
• Bilingual abilities are desired but not required, particularly in Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and/or Spanish
To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in the internship, resume (no more than one page), legal writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and list of three professional or academic references as one PDF to Palmer Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17, 2019.
Please write “Removal Defense Legal Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails, please. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis.
If you would like to volunteer but cannot commit a specified time, we still could use your help! We are looking for volunteers for help with the following: