Nonprofit

Fall 2024 Legal Internship, Immigration Defense Practice - Req: 2024-1221

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 6 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Education
High School Diploma Required
Salary
See below
NOTE: Unpaid Internship Position

Description

Overview

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office providing free legal representation to residents of Northern Manhattan in criminal, civil, and family proceedings.

 NDS seeks a rising 2L or 3L law student to join the Immigration Defense Team in Fall 2024 as a part-time legal intern on a volunteer basis.

As part of NDS’ commitment to holistic representation, the Immigration Defense Team defends Northern Manhattan residents facing removal due to contact with the criminal legal system. In addition to representing clients in removal proceedings, the Immigration Defense Team advises attorneys in our Criminal Defense Practice on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. The practice also represents clients in a number of affirmative applications such naturalization, adjustment of status, work permit applications, and more, primarily for clients with criminal history. The legal intern will be involved in client intake, legal research on questions of criminal/immigration law and direct client representation in removal proceedings and affirmative applications.

Responsibilities

NDS is looking for law student interns with a demonstrated commitment to immigration defense and social justice issues, particularly at the intersection of the criminal and immigration systems.

  • Interns must have completed at least one year of relevant legal education. In addition, the internship requires energy, enthusiasm, a commitment to excellence and an unwavering commitment to clients.
  • Foreign language fluency, especially Spanish, is strongly preferred.
  • Relevant immigration legal coursework or clinic experience is preferred.

Qualifications

  • Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF through NDS’s website at neighborhooddefender.org/careers.
  • We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. For more information about NDS, please visit our website at www.ndsny.org.

Min

USD $0.00/Yr.

Max

USD $0.00/Yr.

The Neighborhood Defender Service is committed to creating a diverse environment that reflects the community we serve. NDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

NDS encourages people with incarcerated loved ones, formerly incarcerated people, people of color, women, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people to apply. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

At NDS we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Overview

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office providing free legal representation to residents of Northern Manhattan in criminal, civil, and family…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Foreign language fluency, especially Spanish, is strongly preferred.



  • Foreign language fluency, especially Spanish, is strongly preferred.



Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
317 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA

How to Apply

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