Internships available with the University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic 2023-2024 academic year
The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic is recruiting two undergraduate students who will be in their junior or senior year for year-long legal internships from Fall 2023 through Spring 2024.
The Immigration Clinic provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The cases handled by the Clinic are diverse and illustrate the breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Venezuela, Honduras, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Clinic’s cases range from asylum claims to the defense of long-time residents against deportation.
The commitment for the intern involves 10-12 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’swork. The position is unpaid; the internship has been recognized for credit awards with other undergraduate internship courses.
This internship is an ideal position for students considering law school and/or working in the fields of immigration and human rights.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Written and oral command of the Spanish language, demonstrated organizational skills, demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor, as well as experience with internet research, printers, and Microsoft Word.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: To provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through casework, research, translation and interpretation (English-Spanish). Assist with other projects and tasks directly related to Clinic work as assigned. The internship will be performed in person at the Immigration Clinic, which is housed within the University of Texas School of Law.
TERM: The internship runs from the Fall 2023 semester through the Spring 2024 semester, following the academic calendar.
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND RESUME TO: Beth Navarro (email@example.com) by April 21.
Application package should include a resume indicating language and computer skills, a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and a copy of your most recent transcript (can be unofficial). Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our program in your cover letter (visit our website). We will be interviewing applicants in early May. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.