The National Immigration Project is seeking applicants for legal internships in our Washington, DC office. For 48 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.

Applicants must be law students who have completed at least one year of law school before the beginning of the internship. The National Immigration Project looks for candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to immigrants’ rights. Preference is given to those students who have taken an immigration law class or have past experience working on immigrants’ rights issues. Students with law school clinical experience are encouraged to apply.

The internship is based in Washington, DC. Interns are expected to work full-time for a preferred duration of 10 weeks. Please note your availability in your cover letter. We may accommodate varying schedules on a case-by-case basis.

This is an unpaid position. Academic credit may be available.

To Apply

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