Nonprofit
Published 21 days ago

Serve as an Immigration Paralegal with the Jewish Service Corps

On-site, Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC

Details

Job Type:Full Time
Job Type:Temporary
Start Date:September 4, 2024
End Date:August 1, 2025
Compensation:USD $778 - $938 / month
Corps members earn a monthly living stipend in addition to receiving furnished housing, utilities, health insurance, and a transportation stipend.

Description

Last call for applications for the 2024-2025 Avodah Jewish Service Corps, an immersive service year program running September 2024 - August 2025 for emerging changemakers ages 21-26. Spend a year serving full-time at Amica Center for Immigrant Rights in DC while living and learning in a justice-oriented Jewish community. This position is great for someone seeking to fight for immigrant rights. We’ll be accepting applications for this final spot in our DC cohort on a rolling basis. Here’s a blurb of the job description. If this sounds like the role you’re looking for, apply today! 

Paralegal at Amica Center for Immigrant Rights: The Amica Center for Immigrant Rights strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation in the Capital region area and beyond through direct legal representation, know your rights presentations, impact litigation, advocacy, and the enlistment and training of attorneys to defend immigrants. The Paralegal in the Detained Adult Program will focus on the coordination and execution of visits to detention centers for the purpose of conducting know your rights presentations and intakes with detained adults, working with clients throughout the course of removal proceedings, including assisting with paperwork and case preparation, and supporting the program’s provision of services as a whole. Spanish fluency is highly recommended.


As a member of the Jewish Service Corps, you’ll: 

  • Create lasting Jewish community. Home-cooked Shabbat dinners, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (communal home) memorable and meaningful. Corps Members co-create intentional, pluralistic communities that help them vision and embody how the world could be. 
  • Launch your career in social justice.  After matching with a placement organization,, you'll contribute meaningfully to on-the-ground efforts on crucial justice issues such as immigration, housing insecurity, education, healthcare, the criminal legal system, and more. Gain a year of hands-on experience with a supportive community by your side.
  • Dive into deep learning. Through experiential programming, you’ll explore different visions for movements for justice, the role of community in creating a more just world, and how you want to show up as a Jew in justice work.  Our dynamic curriculum will deepen and contextualize your day-to-day work, while supporting you in finding your place in broader justice movements. Jews of Color (JOCs) can also participate in JOC-specific programming and community building.
  • Have your basic needs met. Avodah takes care of the most important things. Corps Members receive furnished housing, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, an exit stipend, and a travel allowance.  Corps Members can also tap into the economic access fund to support unmet financial needs.   
  • Join our active alumni network for life. Our community of over 1,500 Jewish social justice professionals and activists across the country are there to help with apartment hunts, job references, Shabbat dinner invites, mentorship, and everything in between.


Avodah is committed to building a service corps that inclusively represents the diverse Jewish Community. Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Jews of Color, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBT2QIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

Last call for applications for the 2024-2025 Avodah Jewish Service Corps, an immersive service year program running September 2024 - August 2025 for emerging changemakers ages 21-26. Spend a year serving full-time at Amica Center for…

Benefits

  • Furnished Housing and move-in support
  • Economic Access Fund
  • Healthcare insurance coverage
  • Utilities paid by Avodah
  • Transportation stipend
  • Furnished Housing and move-in support
  • Economic Access Fund
  • Healthcare insurance coverage
  • Utilities paid by Avodah
  • Transportation stipend

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language proficiency required.

Spanish language proficiency required.

Location

On-site
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Online application and references form (via application site)

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis for our remaining spots - we recommend applying ASAP. Please visit avodah.net/serve, or email apply@avodah.net to learn more or nominate a friend.

Online application and references form (via application site)

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis for our remaining spots - we recommend applying ASAP. Please…

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