Texas School of Law – Immigration Clinic Undergraduate Intern

The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic is currently accepting applications for its Undergraduate Intern position. The purpose of this internship is to provide support to Immigration Clinic faculty and students through case work, research, translation and interpreting (English-Spanish), and assist with other tasks and projects related to the clinic work assigned. The internship can be semester-long (Fall 2018) or year-long (2018-2019 school year). Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors at the University of Texas in any undergraduate field of study. Interns should be able to start at the very beginning of the Fall semester.

Clinic Overview

The Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law provides crucial representation to vulnerable low-income immigrants. The Clinic handles a diversity of cases that illustrate the
breadth of immigration practice. The Clinic has handled cases for clients from, among other countries, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guinea, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. The Clinic’s cases
range from asylum claims to claims of United States citizenship by individuals born abroad to U.S. citizen parents whose status has not been recognized by immigration authorities. An important component of the Clinic’s caseload involves representing Central American women and children fleeing gang violence and domestic violence, many of whom are detained at the Karnes County Family Detention Center in Karnes City, Texas and the Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas.

More information: https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/immigration/

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Command of the Spanish language
  • Demonstrated organizational skils
  • Demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor
  • Experience with research, printers, and Microsoft Word

Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter that indicates interest in the position and basic understanding of the clinic
  • Resumé indicating relevant computer and language skills
  • Your most recent, unofficial transcript

E-mail materials to:  enavarro@law.utexas.edu

Important Notes:

  • The internship is unpaid and sponsored through the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
  • The internship may be considered for course credit if the student is enrolled in another class requiring an internship placement.
  • The commitment for the intern involves 10 hours per week of work in the Immigration Clinic. Hours are divided to support the various aspects of the Clinic’s work.

Applications are due THIS FRIDAY (April 27th)!

If you have any questions, contact: enavarro@law.utexas.edu

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