Apply HERE (Applications due February 17, 2017)


Location: New York, NY

Address of Internship: 7 Hanover Square, 18th Fl New York, NY 10004

Position Description

  1. The intern will work within NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit. The intern will be present during client meetings with the supervising attorney. The intern will assist as interpreter during meetings and will also contact clients by phone. The intern will conduct follow-up interviews with clients throughout the case preparation process. The intern will assist with document translation, help draft affidavits, assist with basic application assistance and filings, and will assist staff with administrative tasks associated with cases or projects. The intern may also participate in legal clinics for various communities in NYC.
  2. The intern will work directly with clients during client meetings and will be in communication with clients by phone. The intern’s work in helping to draft affidavits and application assistance will involve extensive client contact. The intern may also be involved in legal clinics, which provides large scale application or consultation assistance to various communities.
  3. In all prior internship projects, the intern worked with survivors of domestic violence to obtain immigration relief such as U-Nonimmigrant Status for victims of domestic violence or other serious crimes, VAWA Self-petitions, battered spouse waivers. The intern also worked with other vulnerable populations, including LGBT asylum seekers, victims of trafficking and other crimes, as well as children applying for DACA relief.


Fluent Spanish speaker preferred. Intern should be interested in working with clients of diverse backgrounds and life experiences and feel comfortable working on sensitive issues and with clients that are survivors of domestic violence or other vulnerable populations, such as undocumented youth.