Legal Internship Available with the Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans

Purpose/Objective

The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA), Legal Services team provides free consultations to determine immigration relief, as well as low-fee assistance with a variety of immigration applications. Our Legal Services team is looking for a highly personable, persistent, and detail-oriented Legal Intern to assist our attorney with immigration cases. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule and confirm new appointments with clients
  • Manage correspondence between CIANA, clients, and other institutions
  • Complete general and legal intake for new clients
  • Assist with legal appointments and aid in interpretation, especially if proficient in Arabic, Bengali, Spanish or other languages
  • Maintain and organize up to date client database and digital files 
  • Perform legal research on issues of immigration law, draft memoranda, and report to the director of Legal Services

 

Qualifications

  • This internship is for undergraduate students (with at least two years completed) and graduate students
  • Fluency in Spanish is required
  • Fluency in another language is a plus
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Microsoft Office and Google Suite, especially Excel/Sheets
    • Knowledge of public benefits or willingness to learn
    • Research
    • Organization and filing
    • Counseling or customer service
  • An independent self-starter who can manage time effectively to accommodate several projects at once

 

Time Commitment

  • Regular schedule required. 
  • 15 – 20 hours a week during CIANA office hours (Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 6 PM). 
  • Spring semester, position begins in January 2021 

 

Training/Support Provided

Interns will undergo an orientation and training.

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Brianna McClure at brianna@cianainc.org.

By Judy Bernier
Judy Bernier Experiential Education Assistant Judy Bernier