Pasantía publicado por: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Publicado el: 14/08/2013
Thousands of children come to the United States each year without a parent or legal guardian. Children placed in immigration court removal proceedings most often face court alone - without the help of a lawyer. Many of these children have been victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect, human trafficking or persecution—but need a lawyer to help them present their case in court to obtain relief from deportation and to navigate the complexities of the U.S. legal system. KIND's mission is to find pro bono counsel for these children.
Law Intern Description:
KIND is seeking law interns who are fluent in spoken Spanish and English, who can commit to volunteering a minimum of 10-15 hours per week for a 10-12 week period. This is an unpaid internship. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with children, pro bono attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments, and government officials. This position is best suited for a student interested in children's or immigrants' rights, and allows the volunteer to make a difference.
Responsibilities may include:
LOCATION: KIND New Jersey is located in the law offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland, New Jersey. Public transportation and parking are available. Client intakes take place in Roseland, NJ, and also in law offices in Newark, NJ. The option to work remotely part time may also be available.
EDUCATION: Applicants MUST be law students who are currently enrolled in U.S.-based institutions. Interns are responsible for arranging own school credit, if applicable.
START DATE: Fall 2013
TO APPLY: Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Sarah Plastino at email@example.com. Please make the subject line of the email read: "Fall 2013 Law Student Internship –New Jersey"
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
KIND is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring diversity in the workplace.