Legal Internships - Summer 2020

Baltimore, MD
Full Time
10-03-2019
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
About the position: Tahirih Justice Center stands alone as the only national, multi-city organization providing a broad range of direct legal and social services, policy advocacy, and training and education to protect immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence. Tahirih’s Baltimore office seeks legal interns to help us serve immigrant survivors of gender-based violence by supporting our dynamic and holistic immigration and family law programs. Duties may include:

  • Assisting with Representation in Immigration Law Matters: Assist in the preparation of briefs, memoranda, and applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Baltimore Immigration Court involving asylum, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, U visas, T visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions
  • Assisting with Representation in Family Law Matters: Assist in the preparation for trial, drafting of pleadings and discovery, and casework involving custody, divorce, protective orders, and predicate orders for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Case Management: Craft case summaries, track important court dates and deadlines, process referrals, communicate with clients, and other legal administrative duties as needed
  • Research and writing: Research the law, country conditions and psycho-social services to support case work and clients; draft legal memoranda and briefs

Requirements
  • Enrollment in law school.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Experience and/or interest in working with immigrant communities and/or victims of trauma preferred.
  • Language skills highly desired, particularly Spanish.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Candidates must be available for at least 20 hours/week.
  • In order to experience a well-rounded internship, all legal interns are required to commit a minimum of 12 weeks.

A variety of professional development opportunities through this internship include training in diverse humanitarian immigration law and family law areas, trauma-informed and cultural humility training, possible engagement with Tahirih’s policy team projects, an array of networking opportunities with community partners in the local area, and more.

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