Legal Internship

Offered By: 
University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
School of Law
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
Internship position available University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic For the spring 2018 academic semseter We are recruiting undergraduate students in their junior or senior year for a legal intern position with the Immigration Clinic at the School of Law. This is an unpaid internship sponsored through the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/). The commitment for the intern involves 10 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’s work. The Immigration Clinic provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The cases handled by the Clinic are diverse and illustrate the breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guinea, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. The Clinic's cases range from asylum claims to claims of United States citizenship by individuals born abroad to U.S. citizen parents whose status has not been recognized by immigration authorities. An important component of the Clinic's caseload involves representing Central American women and children fleeing gang violence and domestic violence, many of whom are detained at the Karnes County Family Detention Center in Karnes City, Texas and the Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. For more information, see the clinic website (http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/clinics/immigration/). This internship would be an ideal position for students interested in applying to law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights. Details for the internship position follow: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Command of the Spanish language, demonstrated organizational skills, demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor, as well as experience with internet research, printers, Microsoft Word. PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through case work, research, translation and interpreting (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to clinic work as assigned. The interns should be ready to start this position at the commencement of the spring 2018 semester and will end at the conclusion of the spring 2018 semester.
Application Instructions: 
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND RESUME TO: Beth Navarro (enavarro@law.utexas.edu) by November 29. Application package should include a resume indicating language and computer skills, a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and a copy of your most recent transcript. Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs in your cover letter (visit the website). We will be interviewing applicants in early December. If you have any questions, please email us at enavarro@law.utexas.edu.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Beth Navarro enavarro@law.utexas.edu
Type of Internship: 
University
Posted By: 
Beth Navarro
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017