Legal Intern

November 13, 2017

About the Internship

The National Immigration Project seeks legal interns for the Summer of 2018. The intern will support the Project’s existing programmatic work on due process issues for noncitizens, immigration enforcement, and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Legal interns are exposed to a wide-range of legal research and writing projects including but limited to amicus briefs, affirmative lawsuits, practice advisories, and training materials as well as legal support to grassroots and national advocacy campaigns. The internship is unpaid, but may qualify for law school scholarships. Positions will be based in Washington D.C. or Boston.


  • Good work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Self-motivation and a positive attitude
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Immigration law course or equivalent experience
  • Strong commitment to immigrant rights, civil rights, and racial justice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred courses: Administrative Law, Federal Courts, Criminal Procedure
  • 2L or 3L with clinical experience in immigration law and/or civil litigation

Application Process

The position is open until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Please indicate “Summer 2018 law intern� in the subject line.