The National Immigration Project is seeking applicants for legal internships. For 50 years, the National Immigration Project has fought for justice for those who bear the brunt of racist and immoral immigration and criminal laws in the United States. A national membership organization of committed lawyers and advocates, the Project has held steadfast in its belief that no one is disposable and works to protect the rights of all people. Our day-to-day work includes litigation, advocacy, training, producing educational materials, and providing technical assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of noncitizens.

Internship Overview

Legal interns are exposed to a wide range of legal research and writing projects, including amicus briefs, pleadings in affirmative lawsuits, client declarations, practice advisories, legislative analysis, legal memoranda, advocacy letters, FOIA requests, and comments on proposed immigration regulations. Interns also assist with the National Immigration Project's outreach and advocacy work.

The National Immigration Project looks for candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to immigrants' rights. Preference is given to those law students who have taken an immigration law class or have prior experience working on immigrants' rights issues. Students with law school clinical experience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people with personal experience of the immigration enforcement system, immigrants, women, people of color, persons with disabilities, persons with diverse gender and sexual identities, and formerly incarcerated people.

Summer 2023 Legal Internships Details

The internship is remote. Interns are expected to work full-time for a duration of 10 weeks. A small stipend may be available for applicants who do not have funding or are not receiving academic credit. Please note your availability and funding situation in your cover letter.

To Apply

Interested candidates may apply by submitting PDFs of a cover letter, resume, list of references, and a writing sample of no longer than 5 pages by email to Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early in order to be considered for an internship position.