"The ABA Commission on Immigration is seeking talented law clerks and
interns to assist in cutting-edge, individualized assistance to
detainees held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The ABA is
the only organization in the country that accepts calls from all 250
detention facilities across the nation with a goal of ensuring that
immigration laws respect the due process rights of immigrants, benefit
adult and children immigrants and refugees detained by the ICE, and
promote pro bono practices across the country. Duties of interns
consist of communicating with immigration detainees in ICE custody in
detention centers, determining what information may assist them, and
assembling the appropriate materials. Interns are trained in
identifying specific complaints regarding the condition of detention
centers and they assist in drafting complaint letters that are forwarded
to the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, the Office of the
Inspector General, and the appropriate ICE Field Office Director. In
addition, interns develop new material addressing hot topic immigration
issues. Through their work, interns hone their legal research, writing
and advocacy knowledge and skills, and gain in-depth experience in
immigration policy work. Clerkships and internships provide exceptional
experience for developing a career in the field of immigration or human
rights. Our office has a collegial and supportive atmosphere. The
Commission’s staff makes it a priority to continue the mentoring of
interns after the completion of their internships.
This internship is unpaid. However, students may qualify for academic credit.
students and undergraduate interns must show a demonstrated commitment
to public interest law and interest in immigration and refugee issues.
Interns must demonstrate respect and compassion for individuals from
diverse backgrounds. Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign languages is helpful, but not required.
and fall semester applicants must be available at least two full days a
week. Summer applicants must be available five days a week. All
internships are a minimum of ten weeks long.
Please submit all of the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
For more information, please contact Karen Castillo at(202) 662-1005 or email@example.com."