The North Carolina Justice Center seeks an intern in its Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project.
The intern will provide support to the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, which provides low-income immigrants with legal representation. The job will include supporting a civil litigation attorney representing immigrants in the areas of housing, consumer fraud, employment, public benefits, and more. Additionally, the candidate will assist the immigration attorney file and litigate cases for asylum, U visas, and removal defense before immigration court and administrative offices. The intern may also be asked to conduct policy research and advocacy on legislative issues affecting low-income immigrants in North Carolina. The internship may involve legal research and writing, client interviews, legislative research, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time. **Spanish fluency strongly preferred.**
The Justice Center is North Carolina’s leading private, non-profit anti-poverty organization. Our mission is to alleviate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. In order to improve the ability of low-income families to access opportunity and share in the state's prosperity, the Justice Center pursues a broad policy agenda around the issues of affordable housing, transportation, workforce development and training, public education, supports for working families, consumer protections, immigrants' rights, access to health care, state budget allocations and state tax policy. For more information, visit www.ncjustice.org.
Because we are a non-profit organization entirely dependent on grants and donations, we encourage you to apply for funding through your school and to explore other funding opportunities. Funding from the Justice Center is dependent upon the availability of grants.
To apply send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Immigration Law Internship” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 13, 2017.
The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.