CARECEN-SF Summer Internship

Hours per week

37.5 hrs per week



Application Deadline



3101 Mission Street, Suite 101
San Francisco
United States


CARECEN invites law students to apply for an internship with our legal program. The intern’s work will focus on immigration law, and will consist of both direct services and advocacy. CARECEN’s priorities include deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS), asylum, U Visas, T Visas, temporary protected status (TPS), VAWA, Naturalization and Citizenship, family petitions, consular processing, and removal defense defense. The intern will report directly to the Immigration Legal Program Director.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform legal and factual research and assist lawyers with cases before the Immigration Court and the USCIS.
  • Review and process applications for immigration relief.
  • Advocate for clients’ immigration rights and act as liaison for legal-rights promotion among immigrant community organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Staff Attorneys and the Legal Program Coordinator.


  • A commitment to immigrant rights, public interest law, and human rights.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse groups of individuals, including representatives of government, foundations, and grassroots organizations.
  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English.

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by email to Evelyn Wiese ( with the subject line "Summer 2018 Internship."