Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) is an award-winning non-profit law firm that fights for justice for immigrants through a combination of direct representation, impact litigation, advocacy and outreach. In Florida and on a national level, we champion the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocate for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serve as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; fight to keep families informed, empowered and together; and pursue redress on behalf of immigrant groups with particular and compelling claims to justice. There is no right to free legal representation in immigration proceedings and without AI Justice, which never charges for its services, countless adults and children without the means to hire an attorney would be forced to navigate our complex immigration system alone, essentially denying them the opportunity for justice.
Spring & Summer 2022 Legal Internship Opportunities for the Family Defense Program
Americans for Immigrant Justice’s Family Defense Program is looking to host interns for the Spring and Summer of 2022. The Family Defense Program (FDP) informs and empowers mixed-status families and long-time residents whose futures are uncertain due to the erosion of protections for Dreamers, TPS recipients, and immigrants in general. With its signature combination of community outreach and direct representation, FDP staff fight to keep Florida families safe and together. Interns will have the opportunity to directly support clients by assisting with legal screenings, applications for relief, research, writing, and Know Your Rights presentations.
E-mail your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line “2022 FDP Spring Legal Intern” or “2022 FDP Summer Legal Intern.” Our office is located in Miami, but we are currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Certain tasks such as TPS clinics may require in-person appearance. Applications will be considered from all classes including 1Ls and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. There is no monetary compensation, but academic credit may be available depending on the school the student is enrolled at. Those seeking internships must commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week.
- Fluency in Haitian Creole or Spanish required
- Currently enrolled at an accredited law school
- Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks