Below are current job and internship postings for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP).
Fellowship Sponsorship Announcement
The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) seeks to sponsor law students and recent law school graduates for fellowships with Skadden and Equal Justice Works, as well as similar fellowship programs, for the Fall 2019 fellowship application cycle.
Applicants do not need to submit a final project proposal with this application but are encouraged to share project ideas and particular interests related to ASAP’s work. ASAP is particularly interested in candidates who are committed to ASAP’s efforts to fill gaps in legal representation for asylum-seeking families. ASAP is willing to work collaboratively with selected candidates to develop a final fellowship proposal.
ASAP will help selected candidates adapt responsibilities to fit the requirements of specific fellowship programs and projects
- Provide pro se legal assistance to members of ASAP’s online communities for formerly detained asylum seekers and prepare accessible know-your-rights content.
- Draft immigration materials, forms, applications, affidavits, correspondence, and other documents for submission to immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal courts, and other agencies.
- Provide direct representation to asylum-seeking families before the immigration court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal circuit courts.
- Maintain careful and accurate records and track case outcomes and metrics.
- Support ASAP’s litigation efforts by conducting legal and factual research for planned or ongoing litigation.
- Participate in ASAP’s ongoing litigation, including providing support for motions, discovery, and settlement discussions.
- JD at the time of starting the fellowship
- Spanish fluency required
- Prior experience working directly with clients preferred
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to think creatively, take initiative, and be flexible in the face of challenges
- Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills
- At least one year of working with immigrant communities preferred
- Commitment to ASAP’s mission of preventing deportations of asylum seekers across the United States
How to Apply
Interested applicants should (1) answer a few short questions at the following link: https://forms.gle/419rmF6Jn6dsynJ4A and (2) send a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Fellowship Sponsorship Application.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted no later than July 1, 2019. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
ASAP is an equal opportunity employer. ASAP is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, and all qualified persons to apply.
Fall 2019 Legal Internships
(Note: ASAP is no longer seeking summer legal interns.)
The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 legal internships. Legal interns may assist in various aspects of client representation, including emergency legal assistance to asylum seekers at a distance and filings at immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Courts of Appeal. In addition, interns may prepare public education materials and support ASAP’s private online community, which provides thousands of refugee families with legal information and emergency support.
Legal interns must be currently enrolled in law school and pursuing a U.S. law degree. Please note that a high degree of Spanish proficiency is a plus.
Applicants available to work in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. are preferred, but interested candidates based elsewhere are also encouraged to apply! While internships are unpaid, ASAP is happy to support interns in their efforts to receive school credit and/or outside funding.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject lines “Fall 2019 Legal Internship Application”.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.