The Florence Project was founded in 1989 to respond to a representation crisis for indigent non-citizens detained at the rural Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. Through our programs today, we provide services to thousands of adults, youth, and children detained in Eloy, Florence, Phoenix, and Tucson, Arizona on any given day. The Florence Project is nationally known for its legal and social services that ensure that detained immigrants are empowered and have access to justice. The Florence Project provides high quality legal services and supports initiatives for national changes in immigration law and policy.
Detention in Arizona is growing, family separation continues, and recent changes to case law and policies have made bond and asylum incredibly challenging. The Florence Project is on the frontlines of immigration, fighting back against constant attacks on immigrants’ rights. The Florence Project is looking for passionate, committed, and innovative 3L or LLM students and/or recent law graduates to join the Florence Project as a fellow to be part of the change, fighting for immigrants’ rights in these challenging times.
The Florence Project is seeking to collaborate with up to two rising 3L or LLM students and/or recent law graduates to apply for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and/or Justice Catalyst fellowships to begin in Fall 2022. To allow for a robust internal selection process and time to prepare the fellowship application, all interested candidates should submit their fellowship proposal documents no later than June 25th. This year the Florence Project will consider fellowship proposals to fill critical community needs into the following areas:
The Florence Project welcomes projects that use diverse and complementary strategies including direct client representation in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal court litigation, multi-disciplinary collaboration, pro bono placement, community education, accompaniment, and pro se empowerment, to name a few.
Depending on the specific project proposal, this position may be based in either our Phoenix or Tucson office or remotely. Please note, that as the Florence Project’s focuses on providing legal services to detained men, women, and children and migrants at the Mexico-US border, any project will likely require regular travel to and time spent at detention centers, shelters for migrant children, and/or the border.
Interested applicants are welcome to contact Shannon Johnson, Managing Attorney, Direct Representation, at the Florence Project at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to June 19th to discuss potential project proposal ideas.
The Florence Project was founded in 1989 to respond to a representation crisis for indigent non-citizens detained at the rural Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. Through our programs today, we…
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Final offer of employment at the Florence Project will be contingent on award of a fellowship. The fellow position is a full-time, salaried exempt position. The Florence Project’s starting salary is $61,000; it exceeds the salary amounts provided by the Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and Justice Catalyst Fellowship Programs. We will provide the additional funding necessary to allow the fellow to have pay equity with other similarly qualified staff. We strive to create and uphold a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment for all staff. We offer excellent benefits to all staff including fellows. Our benefits in include:
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Final offer of employment at the Florence Project will be contingent on award of a fellowship. The fellow position is a full-time, salaried exempt position. The…
The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented and directly affected communities.
All post-graduate legal fellowship proposals are due no later than June 25th at 5 pm PST. To apply, please complete the application below and upload the following three documents:
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants wishing to apply for the Skadden Fellowship will be asked to submit law school transcripts after the interview.
This call for post-graduate legal fellowships is for informational purposes only and is subject to change and modification without notice. This posting includes a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities, qualifications, and requirements of the position, but does not include all the essential job functions of the position.
The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with…