The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Legal Fellow, Health Justice, to be based in one of the Young Center’s eight locations (Chicago, Harlingen, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Washington, DC). This position is full-time and is a two-year fellowship from 2023-2025. The fellowship will not renew or convert into permanent employment at the Young Center.
ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and best interests – safety and well-being – of immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children pursuant to the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of immigrant children both while they are in federal custody and after they are released, applying federal and state law and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child. Young Center also engages in policy work, advocating with legislators, federal agencies, and other stakeholders to promote consideration of the best interests of the child in all decisions concerning immigrant children and to create a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system that treats children as children. Young Center has programs in Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
The Legal Fellow, Health Justice, will support the work of the Young Center’s policy team by engaging in legal and policy advocacy towards ensuring access to reproductive health care for unaccompanied immigrant youth in federal government custody. The Fellow will conduct legal research and data analysis related to reproductive health care access for immigrant youth and may work on amicus briefs to support legal challenges to barriers to reproductive health care for immigrant youth. The Fellow will be supervised by the Director of Policy and Litigation. We encourage applications from recent law school graduates, including those completing judicial clerkships, as well as practicing attorneys who are seeking to expand their experience in policy advocacy and with an interest in working at the intersection of reproductive justice, children’s rights, and immigrant rights.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending on the needs of the project, responsibilities may include:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Physical demands include regular attendance, keyboarding, sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day), driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car and other conveyances within U.S. Occasional lifting for event setup/preparation.
All employees must be fully vaccinated prior to first day of employment.
The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process; no applicant will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
This is a two-year fellowship. The anticipated start date is June 15, 2023. However, Young Center will consider an August 15, 2023, start date for recent graduates who will take the bar exam in July 2023.
For roles working directly with children, clearance of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, child abuse and neglect check (CANS), and tuberculosis test is a condition of employment.
To learn more about the Young Center’s work, please visit www.TheYoungCenter.org.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Legal Fellow, Health Justice, to be based in one of the Young Center’s eight locations (Chicago, Harlingen, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San…
Young Center provides excellent benefits, including health/dental/vision insurance (employee & dependents) at no cost to the employee, paid vacation, sick time, and a 401(k) plan with employer match.
Young Center provides excellent benefits, including health/dental/vision insurance (employee & dependents) at no cost to the employee, paid vacation, sick time, and a 401(k) plan…
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter; resume; three references; law school and any other graduate school transcripts (unofficial and scanned are acceptable); and one legal writing sample (no more than 3500 words). Only complete applications will be considered.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter; resume; three references; law…