The National Immigration Project is seeking applicants for legal internships. For 50 years, the National Immigration Project has persistently promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and policies related to immigration. We provide technical assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of noncitizens. Since its founding, the National Immigration Project has served as a progressive source for cutting-edge, advocacy-oriented legal support on issues critical to immigrant rights. Our success is built upon the membership and tax-deductible contributions of thousands of supporters nationwide.

Internship Overview

Legal interns are exposed to a wide range of legal research and writing projects, including amicus briefs, pleadings in affirmative lawsuits, practice advisories, legislative analyses, legal memoranda, and/or 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.

Spring 2022 Legal Internships Details

The internship is preferably based in Washington, DC, but remote work option may be available. Interns can work full-time or part-time for the duration of the semester. Please note your availability and preference for in-person/remote work in your cover letter.

Summer 2022 Legal Internships Details

The internship is preferably based in Washington, DC, but remote work option may be available. Interns are expected to work full-time for a preferred duration of 10 weeks. Please note your availability and preference for in-person/remote work in your cover letter.

To Apply

Interested candidates may apply by submitting cover letter, resume, list of references, and a writing sample of no longer than 10 pages by email to aqureshi@nipnlg.org. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early in order to be considered for the internship position.