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Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern, Community Justice Project

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POSITION DESCRIPTION


Title:                        Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern, Community Justice Project

Department:        New Jersey Immigrant Rights Program

Job Category:      Non-Exempt

Status:                     Part time, 10-12 hours/week [approximately 360 hours], Specific Term through May 2023

Supervisor:             Supervising Attorney

Region/Unit:           Northeast Region

Location:                   Newark, NJ

Date Approved:      August 2021

Background

The American Friends Service Committee promotes a longstanding Quaker concern for the causes and impact of human migration. AFSC’s Immigrant Rights Program integrates legal services, advocacy, and organizing, and provides legal representation in challenging immigration cases while also ensuring that immigrant voices in New Jersey and beyond are heard in policy debates. Since 1996, AFSC has provided legal counseling and representation to thousands of immigrants, including people in detention, youth, survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, asylum seekers, and individuals who have faced long struggles to obtain legal status. AFSC also conducts training sessions and education to immigrant communities, social service providers and attorneys in New Jersey.

Summary of Principal Responsibilities:  

The Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern will work with and under the supervision of AFSC Community Justice legal services staff to conduct intakes with immigrants for eligibility for humanitarian and family-based forms of immigration relief; provide critical support in removal defense cases; prepare applications for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); assist with legal research and writing; and work with clients to gather information and documents needed in support of their immigration cases. Depending on COVID guidelines, the internship will offer the opportunity to observe and participate in immigration court proceedings, as well as USCIS interviews.   

 Essential Functions/Specific Responsibilities:

1.      Assist in or conduct intakes to determine eligibility for immigration benefits such as asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention against Torture, cancellation of removal, VAWA, U Visa, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status or other immigration relief.  

2.      Provide support in removal defense cases and observe and participate in immigration court proceedings, as appropriate.

3.      Research legal issues and country conditions in support of the cases of AFSC clients.

4.      Draft briefs and legal memoranda.  

5.      Gather documentation and assist with application preparation.   

6.      Translate documents or assist with interpretation, as necessary. 

7.      Participate in Immigrant Rights Program and other AFSC meetings.  

8.      Meet regularly with a supervisor. 

 Qualifications

 1.      Current law school student.

2.      Personal experience with immigration systems a plus. 

2.      Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in multicultural contexts. 

3.      Good oral and written communication skills.   

4.      Ability to communicate effectively and build mutually respectful relationships with co-workers, clients, and the public. 

5.      Ability to work effectively and comfortably with Quaker principles. 

6.      Self-motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, able to prioritize assignments and workload.   

7.      Fluency in a foreign language (Spanish preferred) in addition to English is a plus. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION


Title:                        Ray D’Uva Legal Services Intern, Community Justice Project

Department:        New Jersey Immigrant Rights Program

Job Category:      Non-Exempt

Status:                     Part time, 10-12 hours/week [approximately 360 hours], Specific Term…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Data de Início
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    15 de setembro de 2022
  • Data de término
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    31 de maio de 2023
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    31 de agosto de 2022
  • Payment
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    Ajuda de Custo
  • Salário / Remuneração
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    $20 per hour
  • Horas Por Semana
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    10-12 hours per week, total approximately 360 hours

Benefícios

Compensation: $20.00 per hour - Non-Exempt – There are no medical, dental, or life insurance benefits, short-term or long-term insurance benefits with this position. AFSC does participate in unemployment, worker’s compensation, and social security.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

The Northeast Regional Office of the AFSC is a unionized workplace. This position is not represented under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

Compensation: $20.00 per hour - Non-Exempt – There are no medical, dental, or life insurance benefits, short-term or long-term insurance benefits with this position. AFSC does…

Como se inscrever

please go to https://www.afsc.org/job-center to apply for this position

please go to https://www.afsc.org/job-center to apply for this position

Localização

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O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Newark, NJ
Local Associado
89 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
6th floor

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