Legal Internship

Offered By: 
University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
University of Texas School of Law
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic is recruiting two undergraduate students who will be in their junior or senior year for year-long legal internships from Fall 2024 through Spring 2025. The Immigration Clinic provides crucial legal 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, Venezuela, Honduras, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Clinic's cases range from asylum claims to the defense of long-time residents against deportation. The commitment for the intern involves 10-12 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’s work. The position is unpaid; the internship has been recognized for credit awards with other undergraduate internship courses. This internship is an ideal position for students considering law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights. Internship details: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Written and oral 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. Rising UT juniors and seniors will be considered. PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through case work, research, translation and interpretation (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to Clinic work as assigned. The internship will be performed in person at the Immigration Clinic, which is housed within the University of Texas School of Law. TERM: The internship runs from the Fall 2024 semester through the Spring 2025 semester, following the academic calendar.
Application Instructions: 
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND RESUME TO: Beth Navarro (enavarro@law.utexas.edu) by April 15. 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 (can be unofficial). Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our program in your cover letter (visit our website). We will be interviewing applicants and making decisions by the end of the current semester. . If you have any questions, please email us at enavarro@law.utexas.edu.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
No
Contact Information: 
If you have any questions, please email us at enavarro@law.utexas.edu.
Type of Internship: 
University
Posted By: 
Beth Navarro
Expiration Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2024